Thursday 27 November 2008

Playing Catch Up

Because I was away for a chunk of time at the weekend, and I've been feeling a bit ill (with a cold rather than the normal stuff) I have not done much knitting in the last week, so yesterday I had a bit of a session.

I managed to complete two whole scarves, a big chunk of another one and start my next kitty swap cat. Phew, it was an awful lot of stitching for one day but it was worth it. The two finished scarves are to be Christmas presents for my friends back home. They normally get something boring like a bottle of wine or a box of chocolates, so a scarf has to be an improvement. All three scarves are in the blue/purple spectrum but are radically different styles so I have to choose which one, will fit which friend's personality the best. That will be almost as much fun as the knitting of them. For those of you with Ravelry, here are the project links Scarf 1 and Scarf 2, as I don't want to show them out here in the public where the recipients may see them (unlikely but possible). I am also a lot further along with this scarf. I hope to finish this final scarf by the end of the week.

I feel I can share the picture of the Kitty Swap cat, which is made from the pattern by Elizabeth Jarvis, better known as BettyKnitter on Ravelry. The pattern is for a Swapsie Cat but I think mine is going to look a lot different from the original because of the mad yarn I am using.

This yarn was in my bag of loot from the Harrogate Show. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for my next Kitty Swap because it is so unusual. It made me think of Pumpkin who kept me company in York, though it is a mite fluffier, and a smidgeon yellower. So this Kitty Swap will be named after my companion in York, he is to be a Pumpkin Puss.

I think when he is stuffed and sewn up he will be fab, there is just something about fluffy wool that always makes me smile.

I have my Knitting Group at Mary Clare this afternoon, I must decide which project to take. I think it may be Pumpkin Puss, because do like to share unusual things.


  1. Wish I could have gone to Harrogate with you, sounds like it would have been right up my alley, lots of yarn to choose from. Love your newest fluffy kitty.

    The snake is a very venemous one but as I have lived here for 18 years I suppose the chances of me being killed by a snake are pretty small. Now driving to town to do the grocery shopping today in the rain would be much more risky. Don't let a snake put you off visiting the great land downunder.

  2. I don't think it is the snakes that put me off the visit, its the amount of hours I would scrunched up onboard a plane in agony that would stop me. Which is a shame because I have always wanted to visit. I shall just have to visit through your blogs.

  3. You have been so busy !! Love scarf number 1, I,ve never seen that twisty yarn before...very luscious...

  4. The yarn is chenille and it only twists because of the loops. It is very soft and squidgy and unfortunately this particular yarn has been discontinued. I always try to pick up a ball when I see it, because it is perfect for making Loopa scarves.


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