On my office windowsill this morning.
I Got Deli
I did finish the back of Deli last night, and embarked on the left side front. The back seemed interminable, and while I know it will take me as long to knit the two front pieces as the one back piece, psychologically it is so much more pleasing to me to knit two small pieces instead of one large one.
There is some shaping at the bottom front of the sweater — see?
Pam asked a question in the comments yesterday about what to do with stinky yarn:
I bought some nice colinette yarn from an e- bay auction for me to make up a poncho, got it for a nice price too, BUT the yarn has an odd smell, not cigarette smoke but odd, I DO have other colinette yarn ( did the throw kit once) but in that kit, no smell, of course.
My thoughts were that perhaps the person I purchased it from stored these yarns in a place that made the yarn pick up the unusual odor so I hung it outdoors today to air it out (its not wound yet,,,)
I was thinking maybe I could try washing it up ( I have had luck with simple shampoo on wool before) , so I thought tomorrow I would go for it,, hang it out again til it smells fresh and clean before I work with it.
Pam, I think hanging it outside to air out, as you are doing, is what I would try. In the comments, “Knitterlady” suggested Febreze (something I’ve never used, so I have no experience with it). Does anyone else have any suggestions for Pam?
Both Claudia and Melanie have moved their blogs (but you probably already know that). Go say howdy to them in their new homes. Ladies, if I could show up on your virtual doorsteps with a casserole in hand, I would.
There was a bit of confusion about the feline photos I posted yesterday. The first photo was indeed of Lucy, zonked out. The second photo, the lovely lass with the white mittens, is not Lucy. It is Shelley’s Miss Kitty. Also zonked out. Lucy does not have white paws.
In answer to questions about Lucy’s breed, as Andrea said in the comments, Lucy is a ragdoll. She is a seal colorpoint ragdoll. Miss Kitty is (I’m betting, though I don’t know) a mitted ragdoll. What’s the diff? There’s a good description of ragdoll “colorways” on this page at the Cat Fancier’s website.
Something creepy on that page, however, is the “Ads by Goooooogle” box that displays. The first ad that displayed when I accessed the page read:
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That’s just bizarre.
Anyhow, the descriptions of Ragdoll characteristics and temperament fit Lucy exactly.
And Now for Something Completely Different
Who here would like to see a picture of Lucy dressed in a frilly pink outfit, having a tea party with some teddy bears?
P.S. to KnittyKim:
“We’d better not risk another frontal assault. That rabbit’s dynamite!”