I’m making good progress on the Ribbed Sweater’s first sleeve. Lookie here:
But appearances can be deceiving. There’s a lot of sleeve above the armhole shaping because of the style of the sweater, so there’s still quite a bit to go.
In the “In Case You Care” Department
I ordered Falk to knit the Dale Torino sweater. Why? Because I’ve never knitted with it and I thought I’d try it out.
And because it’s Bea Ellis’ “yarn of the month” and therefore on sale at her site through the end of the month.
Both compelling reasons, no?
Of Cats and Vacuums
Snow mentioned that Wilbur the Amazing Deaf Cat enjoys having the vacuum run along him. Snow, my parents had a Siamese cat (the dearly departed Cadbury) who also enjoyed it.
But Lucy is terrified of the vacuum. So consequently I don’t vacuum very often. That’s my excuse, anyhow.
Of Were-Rabbits and Suchlike
I’ve not seen the new Wallace and Gromit movie yet, nor am I likely to until it comes out on DVD. Just not a movie theatre kinda gal — ya know?
Speaking of W&G, did you see this very sad news?
All Lucy All the Time
Szarka asked how I collect Lucy fur for spinning. After grooming her, we take the loose fur out of the brush and/or comb and store it in a zip-lock bag.
Lucy’s fur is very soft. Ragdoll cats are categorized as having a coat like bunny fur, and that’s a very apt description. Lucy’s fur spun up into a very soft yarn.
Since I gave her the toy mouse knitted from her fur, she’s been carrying it around like it’s her doll-baby. Very cute! Though, no doubt, she’ll tire of the novelty soon enough.
Besides wondering what it is like to knit with cat hair and spin it and if it smells when wet (like dog hair does), the more important question is – does it shed?
It doesn’t seem to smell. But then, I don’t think that wet cat is quite as odiferous as wet dog. (Anyone with experience to the contrary, please feel free to weigh in on this.) L-B spun up this batch of Lucy fur, and she said it was pretty easy to spin. The resulting yarn does have a bit of a halo to it, so I guess it will shed a bit. I have some handspun angora that someone gave me a while back and the Lucy-yarn very much reminds me of that.
Theresa asked if Lucy has a favorite Greenies flavor. So far she’s had both the salmon and the liver flavored Greenies, and she seems to like both of them equally.
In the “How True!” Department
Your Hair Should Be Orange
Expressive, deep, and one of a kind.
You pull off “weird” well – hardly anyone notices.
In the “I’m Getting Punchy” Department
Clearly, it is time for my nap.