The Terrible Two – Or Butter Wouldn’t Melt!

I mentioned before that we had suddenly doubled our cat household with the arrival of Bella and her two kittens Rosie and Albus. They have certainly taken over the sitting room and the dog is well an truly banished unless Albus wants to play, and play they do!!

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They look Angelic don’t they? Butter would’t melt in their mouths would it?

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Such sweet little things with not an ounce of malice in their bodies or so you would think!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping in such funny positions!

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BUT when they are awake all hell lets loose!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t tell you about the leather dining room chairs but suffice it to say my husband is hardly talking to me because I along with daughter No 2 brought them into the house (the kittens that is not the chairs)

If that’s not bad enough they chewed through my Natural Dye Studio Silk yarn I was using to make Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Välimäki!!

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And tangled what was left of my Lucci Yarn Magic after I had finished Calisto!!

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AND if that was not enough I went to carry on with knitting Ghislaine fingerless mittens with a bit of yarn I had left over from the Ethereal Shawl and the stitches seemed stuck!

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Here is the needle………

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Butter Wouldn’t Melt in their tiny little mouths. LOL

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Wasted Time?

Christmas has come and gone – time spent with husband and daughter no 2, trips to pantomime and avoiding sales – just John Lewis (online) – just ordinary family things and in between – you guessed it knitting! So what have I started/finished over the Festivities?

Charm – Kim Hargreaves – Rowan Felted Tweed in Pine – finished and I’m really pleased with this

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Hitchiker – Malabrigio sock yarn in Archangel – easy knit to take to the Sunday Knitting Club

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Drops – tunic for a friend started and finished! She loves it!

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The neck was changed after this photo was taken because it was too low – just continued cable for 2 more twists. It looks much better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie – Kim Hargreaves Rowan Fine Milk Cotton – back finished

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Obviously I didn’t have much else to do

 

Oh and I also reknitted Calisto -(see earlier post) but this time it was too small so frogged again!!

To Frog or not to Frog?

Eugh!!! I was getting on so well with Calisto, the pattern was just perfect and I was sure the yarn was right and it would look great.

Easy knit and adapted the pattern as I thought I wouldn’t have enough yarn, got into a bit of a tangle when I tried to undo two rows at a time whilst on needle. But all seemed alright.

BUT as I got nearer to the end I began to think that it was going to be HUGE when it came off the needles and my euphoria began to subside. Would it be so big that I couldn’t wear it? There was only one way to to find out so it was off the needles and round my neck – Speaking of frogs we seem to be getting quite a few brought indoors especially in the evenings by another member of the household – he who is black and white and a bit special. No it’s not a murder on the TV but a serial killer on the loose in the kitchen!

“Me? No I would never do anything like that”  but the evidence is for all to see – hopping round the tiles screaming.

But back to the main question to frog or not well let’s see

It looks too big even without the fringe so I guess it will be frogged and re knitted on a smaller needle and less stitches. 4=1inch so maybe 180 stitches instead of 220. What do you think?

Instrument of torture

Different Lines finished! I’m really pleased with the way it drapes and the colours, daughter had it on most of yesterday evening. My friend who modelled in the Pics liked it too.

Can’t wait to find the right yarn to knit for myself.

So tried to knit a row of Queen of Spades (see previous blog) but not feeling it so yarn from stash is calling.

Bought this on my last USA trip along with several other unusual yarns in a little store called Great Balls of Yarn. Been waiting to find the right pattern and it looks like Calisto will be the one so I have got the instrument of torture out!

Well it could be a rack but no it’s a wool winder – Amish style, really easy to use and in no time 3 skeins are balls and we are ready to rock and roll.

So Calisto started 9mm needles so should be a fast knit so watch this space.

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