Wow, it rained nonstop yesterday. Heavy rain. All day. Lucy was starting to be concerned. I think she wanted little kitty water wings.
But I did get a lot of cleaning done yesterday. It ain’t fun, but it’s necessary.
And I finished my bucket hat knitted in Becky’s Bucket Knit-along!
After seeing that photo, no one can accuse me of vanity. I cropped out the rest of my face because . . . well, children read my blog and I don’t want to be the cause of nightmares.
I added a little crocheted flower, just for fun. And I’m pleased to report that I ran into no more knots in the Mission Falls cotton, since those first three. And no pilling so far.
I also got past the armholes on my checkerboard shell.
It’s eleven inches to the armhole shaping. I considered making it a tad longer, but I think it’ll stretch a mite, so I didn’t.
And I put together some prize kits!
Liz is planning on several knit-out-in-the-park events in and about NYC for the Critter Knitters project. We thought it would be a fun idea to have an instant prize to be raffled off at each of the knit-outs. Here are the partial contents of a “Summer Fun” kit:
Each kit contains the yarn, pattern, and needle needed to knit the “Perfect Pouch,” along with a bar of wonderful handmade soap. All kits contain some fun summer yarn, and some of them contain an autographed copy of a novel by Barbara Bretton.
Barbara was kind enough to donate the Kureyon and patterns for the Perfect Pouch, along with the autographed copies of her book. The soap was donated by Tami, and I threw in the needles. The extra summer yarn (not pictured) is a surprise in each kit, and was donated by Natalie.
So if you’re in the NYC area, be sure to attend at least one of Liz’s knitouts. Not only will they be loads of fun, help the animals, but you could win a wonderful instant prize!
Lucy is giddy just thinking about it.
And Liz received more blankets!
To one and all who left comments yesterday. And it may interest you to know that another knitblogger emailed me and told me that austin had been pestering her too. In the same creepy way. Ewwwwww.