Monday, July 18, 2016

10 Stitch Baby Blanket

Now that the baby has arrived and been welcomed with a new blanket, I can post it  for all to see. It's a 10 Stitch Blanket made in Loops and Threads Soft and Shiny yarn. The mostly red colourway is Fiesta and the other is Aqua.

I had been aiming for a blanket that was 36" across. I wanted it a decent size so they could use it for more than a month. I finished a round and thought that it looked pretty close to that size. At this point it was taking me about a week to do one round. I laid it on the floor to measure and found that it was  32" across. I was waffling about doing another round and decided to have lunch and then look at it again. After lunch I checked my email and there was an announcement. Baby had arrived! At which point I called the blanket done , bound it off, wove in the ends, washed it and sent it off.

10 stitch baby blanket
When I laid it out on the floor to measure, the cat (of course) decided to check it out. The cat is about 9lbs, so I would say she's a decent stand in for a baby, right?

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Kitty Nip

I knitted a thing! A Fortune Cookie filled with catnip, to be precise. Its from the Feline Dim Sum patterns
Ripley was trying to pry it out of my hands as I sewed it up. Once done, it was thoroughly enjoyed.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Last year I bought a couple of bearded iris bulbs. They survived the winter and flowered! Well, one bulb has. The other has buds, but no flower yet.

Bearded iris 2016