The Cat Knits...

A singular forum to discuss knitting as craft, therapy, and way of life (with or without the benefit of cats).

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mother Bear IV

I'm getting better. Little Bear IV, is closer to scale and comes with his own little friend. The tiny bear is a pattern from an earlier issue of Interweave Knits. (I will look up the issue and give proper credit soon. I put it in too safe a place and can't lay my hands on it right now.) I basically extended his arm and made it the scarf that all Mother Bears sport. I may have to keep this fellow around for a little while as he is a nice model and I can base the bears that are to come on him.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Thank you, Great Pumpkin! I got a "Spooky Cool" card at Halloween from my pen-pal that was one of the best treats ever! We lost touch around 2001 and she found me again. I am so happy! We've known each other since the 4th grade, but have always been on opposite sides of the US. One of these days, we'll have to connect face-to-face. But for now, I'm happy to have the chance to e-mail.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

That Woo-Hoo Moment

Well, after the fiasco with the miscalculated yardage, I decided to do nothing. Calm down, you know? Since I wasn't going to be able to continue knitting with the yarn that was cast on, I decided to unravel the scarf and roll it into a ball. When it all came off the needle, that scarf was yards long. Even taking my own lack of rigid gauge adherence into consideration, it was still long enough to wrap around the moon. So--woo-hoo!--maybe the pattern has a misprint. We can only hope.