The observant among you might have noticed that my Yarn Diet button is gone. Uh huh. We all knew that wouldn’t last long, didn’t we?
In it’s place, I’ve got a new button, for the Great Stash Redistribution Project, which is the brainchild of Amy, over at Cyborgoddess. Go and read all about it! Deadline to sign up is tomorrow so run, run, run!
Yup, I fell off the Yarn Diet. Nope, I don’t want to talk about it.
It came! It came!
How big is Big Kureyon? In the photo below, the regular Kureyon is on top, the big Kureyon is on the bottom.
I was planning on using a size 15 needle to knit the kitty bed, but I decided that would be way too big, even for something that’s gonna end up felted. So I settled on a US size 10.5.
Lucy’s Kitty Bed
I started it last night.
Cast on 9 stitches on dpns.
Knit 1 round
Knit 1 round, increasing by knitting into the front and back of each stitch — 18 stitches.
And here’s what it looks like at this point.
Knit 3 rounds.
Knit 1 round, increasing by knitting into the front and back of each stitch — 36 stitches.
Knit 6 rounds.
Does this sound familar? It should, to you Elizabeth Zimmerman fans. It’s the start of a pi shawl. It makes a nice flat circle. I’ll continue on with the pi shawl instructions until the circle is the pre-felted diameter I want.
Lucy IS Spoiled!
Look what one of our blog readers sent her:
Kindly note that this matches Lucy’s placemat, which has a photo of Devil’s Tower on it.
Lucy says: “Thank you, Ms. Jennifer!”
Lucy also says “Why does Mommy keep taking my picture?”
Practice makes perfect, so practicing with my new camera is what I’m doing. There’s not too much of a learning curve, as I’m fairly proficient with SLR cameras and with digital cameras. It’s a matter of putting the two together and figuring out what works best for each situation.
I have a great zoom lens that I’ve had for ages, but I don’t have a macro lens. So that’ll likely be my next camera-related purchase.
I Almost Forgot!
I finished the multidirectional scarf!
As I mentioned before, this is a Multidirectional Diagonal scarf knitted in Noro Kureyon in color #55, on size 8 US needles from Karen Baumer’s free pattern here. It’s 31 stitches wide, took exactly three skeins of Kureyon, and is about six feet long.