Sunday, February 6, 2011

hoppy new year

It's Chinese New Year and the year of the rabbit. I thought it appropriate to knit myself a new sweater in pale pink.

I started the sweater last weekend and was hoping to have it finished this weekend but as you can see, it still needs a sleeve, neckband #3, and a lot of blocking. I've knit the neckband twice but both times it looked horrible. The third time should be a charm. It's superwash yarn and my math says that the body should block out to the correct length but it looks so short on me when I put it on. I'll be biting my nails until I can try it on after blocking.

I like wearing short sleeve t-shirts but sometimes my arms get chilly when I'm sitting still. I had some yarn leftover from the great fingerless mitt knit-a-thon of '10 so I made myself a pair of arm warmers.

Pattern: my own
Yarn: Gedifra Volata Tweed; col 9046; 2 skeins (total 100g; 200m)
Needles: 5.5mm dpns

Ricky has been a bad kitty - stealing Phoebe's sleeping spot. She gets a heated bed for her arthritis and last week's chilly temps meant that he was searching for a warm place to sleep. So I bought him a heating pad. When I got home, I put down an old towel, plugged in the heating pad, and covered it with another towel. I walked away and when I came back, Ricky was lying on it. The heating pad wasn't even warm yet. He loves it. See:


Jade said...

Happy new year to you too! I managed to see a Lion dance on Saturday, and touch it for luck :o)

Sharon in Surrey said...

Gung Hay Fat Choi!!! I love Chinese New Year celebrations. I love the roast pork too. If I remember correctly, I am a Rabbit.
Spoiled rotten kitty. Wish I were him.

PurlingPirate said...

I can't believe you got that much done in a week!!!! That's amazing!!! And I am drooling over it. I love me some cables!!

Looks like Ricky left just enough room for me to snuggle up next to him!

Bea said...

The sweater is looking good! Happy new year to you too. Ricky is such a cute kitty. I feel a bit bad for Phoebe though.