Here is the photo of Lucy I posted last Thursday:
And here is a photo of Lucy taken in July 2003:
The King of All Remote Controls took that photo, and he pointed out to me the similarity of pose and the look of purpose on her face in both shots.
Lucy’s fur has darkened with maturity, and she now looks sleek and pampered (that first photo was taken shortly after I adopted her) but some things never change!
Yes, I know that some cats will chew on styrofoam and ingest it. Lucy does not. She has been carrying her freaking styrofoam around for days now, and there isn’t even a tooth mark on it!
It’s not like she considers it prey (Cat, she doesn’t make The Sound). I think she thinks of it as a doll or a baby, so it is treated very tenderly. The other night she moved it around on the bed several tmes before she was satisfied.
It seems you use a few more stitches for a feather and fan sock than a plain sock? I made a Nancy Bush design with a feather and fan cuff and found that it was very inelastic and pulled in, so I was wondering if you compensate for that by making it wider.
The feather and fan is indeed pretty inelastic. Going up to 72 stitches definitely helped with that.
And speaking of Feather and Fan socks . . . here they are!
Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in the Gold Hill colorway, knitted on US 0 needles at a gauge of 8st/inch.
I started a new sock, of course:
Isn’t the yarn lovely?
Extreme close-up of the short-row toe:
It’s hand dyed sock yarn (75% wool, 25% nylon) I purchased from an Etsy shop: Black Bunny Fibers. It’s a four ounce skein with about 480 yards and seems just slightly finer than the Lorna’s Laces — I’m knitting it on the US 0 needles at 9sts/12 rows to the inch. The yarn is lovely to knit and I love the colorway — my favorite shades of olive green. I ordered it from the shop on Wednesday and I got it in the mail on Thursday. Can’t ask for better than that, can you?
Remember my little cotton denim swatch from last week? Here it is, all washed and dried.
I’m going to cast on a sweater with this yarn shortly . . .
I hope y’all had a good weekend. On Saturday, I wore my STR Feather and Fan socks!
The following photo will show you what a resourceful guy the King of All Remote Controls is. He fashioned a very long drinking straw for me so I could drink my margarita without having to put down my knitting.
You can’t ask for better than that, now can you?
The sock yarn stash contest is now closed! We will announce the winners later this week. Thanks for all your emails!