Here is a photo of the front of Teal Hogget. Yes, I am actually still knitting Teal Hogget. I still am entranced by Teal Hogget.
I just like saying Teal Hogget.
Teal Hogget is still my commuting project. Though, to be completely honest, I abandoned poor Teal Hogget a couple of days last week and took a Rose sleeve on the commute. You know. Just to get it over and done with that much the sooner.
So I finished Teal Hogget’s front yesterday. Upon finishing, I noted that I still have a fair amount of yarn left. So rather than knit the three-quarter length sleeves I had planned, I am going to be daring and see if I can get full-length long sleeves out of the yarn I have left. The thrills! The chills! Will she be successful, or will she be crushed by defeat? Only time will tell.
So, I started a sleeve on the commute this morning. Seed stitch border, stockinette stitch. Nope, nothing too exciting.
The fronts of the Bolero Jacket are indeed knitting on the diagonal, and the rest is knitted straight. I’m working on the left side front now, but haven’t gotten terrible far, due to non-knitting stuff invading my knitting time. Da noive!
Though the pattern makes no mention whatsoever of how one will fasten the jacket once it is complete, I’m pretty darn sure it uses a zipper.
So, I ordered a custom-length separating zipper from Zippersource. Including shipping, this freaking zipper is costing me $11.20. No bargain. But at least it’ll fit, the color will match, and I will not have to spend time driving around to fabric stores looking for something just right that I would likely never find. Because of course the length I need is not a standard length.
A Question for Lucy
Martha in Mobile asks:
Do you have a full-on “meow” or do you have the typical ragdoll whisper-squeak? Would your mom consider putting up a .wav or an .mp3 of your meow so all your fans can listen (and startle their own cats by playing it)? Or perhaps, like the silent screen stars of old, you prefer to remain enigmatically silent on this topic…
I’ll answer for Lucy — she has a ragdoll whisper-squeak. With one exception — she can really yowl in the middle of the night should the spirit move her. Perhaps she is part werewolf.
About putting up a sound file of her meow . . . I am 99.9% sure I will never be able to get her to meow on cue into a microphone. About a year ago I was chatting online with Marie Irshad as she was getting things set up for Knitcast, and I tried to get Lucy to meow for Marie. Yeah, fat chance. She just isn’t a chatty gal.
Except in the middle of the night.
“What can I tell you? I’m shy.”