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: