The Cat Knits...

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

Friday, May 28, 2010

Right as rain

And just like that --finger snap!-- there is sun again!
Right as rain? Well, it's beginning to feel brighter....

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The un-merry month of May

Too many missed birthdays in May for loved ones gone--Mom and her sister, Auntie Sue. Mother's Day was hard this year....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's just a stomach thing

Unhappy tummy! It's a cold day, too. Threat of rain, but nothing yet. Good for soup and tea.... Perfect for wool knitting, but my shoulder hurts from over use yesterday. I had to be content with winding a few hanks instead.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Bad Ju-ju

We had a rather serious crime alert at work this week. Fortunately, it turned out to be nothing, but the police were called and arrived with guns drawn, so to speak. We are still recovering from the non-event experience. Our safe, little work space feels violated.

I spent that evening carefully ripping out the scarf I had begun earlier. The scarf is a combination of two threads of yarn: dark navy silk over stainless steel and a cool gray merino. Knitted together it's a darkish gray. But it was the ragged and uneven edges that I just couldn't come to terms with it. They looked bad and felt wrong. None of the usual tricks and tips helped to even things out.

I will begin again tonight.

Monday, May 03, 2010

It's a shawl!

I now have a Brandywine Lace Shawl to block!
Woo Hoo!