Tuesday, April 10, 2007

i love my cats, but sometimes i want to kill them.

i walked into the kitchen last night to fill my water glass. i left my knitting on the couch. when i came back, less than a minute later, this is what i found:
Kitty Destruction
it took me most of the evening to detangle it. i just don't understand how they can make such a horrible mess in such a short period of time. oh well. i'm over it now.
Child's French sock
i had a little bit of time left to actually work on the socks. i'm trying to achieve inner peace on the pooling. it's definitely not as bad as lorna's--at least it has that going for it. i concluded that the fire on the mountain much be mediumweight, because...
Socks that Rock Lightweight
i got a skein of lightweight in the mail through a trade. this colorway is "alina." the yarn looks just a little thinner than the fire on the mountain. which is probably a good thing because i'm having kind of a difficult time knitting the child's french socks with #1 circs.
Satchel pre-felting
i finished knitting satchel and i've run it through one wash cycle. it didn't felt much at all. i am hoping that next time it will shrink more. pre-felting--the bag is huge.
Magnets from Crafty Alien
and finally, i got my kitty magnets in the mail from crafty alien. she also sells the cutest felted animal kits. 2 of the kitties look like my monsters. she's a great seller--i highly recommend her shop.

8 comments:

  1. you've got some serious knitting skills. you ever make them for gifts? if so, i'd love to know the details. daniel@danielkbrantley.com

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  2. yikes, that must've taken you hours! I once had to spend 3 hours detangling yarn.
    But all those colours....it couldn't be that painful looking at them all the time ;)

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  3. Just looking at that first picture makes me want to run screaming into another room (and maybe straight for a glass of wine).

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  4. I came back to my couch tonight to find my circs gone - in my portuguese water dog's mouth. My beautiful size 4 addi naturas. They were completely devoured, the joins and cables all that were left. I want to kill too, but it is me I need to hit with a rolled up newspaper...

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  5. Oh nuts! Those silly kitties!

    I just recently realized that you can order of of BMFA's website- duh! :)

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  6. I can't wait to see how the satchel turns out, it looks like a great pattern! I have done two felted bags out of kureyon, but I've never run them through a straight cycle. I always put them in with a pair of jeans and some rubber balls, on hot, and check every 5-10 minutes, resetting the washer, until they're felted enough. It's taken 20-30 minutes in the past. Good luck!

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  7. I got the LeSlouch yesterday in the mail! Thank you so much! It is way too big for my head, so I turned it into a really neat gift bag. I put some gold braid through it.

    Thanks again!

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  8. Yep. My kitties are the same freakin way. Too many times. You'd think by now I'd have learned my lesson, but no, every once in a while I chance it.

    And I get the same yarn-carnage.

    Love the kitty magnets!

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