I have to tell you: Lucy is one helpful kitty. She always helps me write my blog:
Last night I headed into my bedroom early, to sit on the bed and knit in front of the bedroom tv. At one point I got up to read email or something, and came back to this:
The next time I got up, I came back to this:
That’s one of Lucy’s favorite toys: a paper ball. She brings them to us when she wants to play. Sometimes she just discreetly places one near you and disappears.
And you wonder how I get so much knitting done? Look at all the help I have!
Speaking of getting knitting done, I am now knitting a thumb.
I’ll show you the finished mitten on Sunday.
Do you use regular cast on and sew it down for the picot hem for a particular reason, as opposed to prov cast on and knitting it together with the 13th row? Because you feel like it, because it looks better, because you can’t stand the juggling when knitting from two parallel needles, some other reason?
My reasons are two-fold.
1. When I do a picot edge in the manner you describe, I find that it sometimes pulls in on the row where you knit the cast-on to the inside and I don’t like the look of it.
2. When I started this mitten I was watching a movie with Lucy in my lap and was disinclined to get up for a crochet hook and a piece of waste yarn.
Honesty compels me to tell you that it was more of #2 than #1.
10 Bloggers Who Make My Day
When cruising through Bloglines this morning, I was pleased and honored to see that my longtime online buddy Liz listed me as one of her 10 bloggers who make her day. Thanks, Liz!
I’ve composed a list of 10 bloggers (out of many) who make my day. I’m cheating a little because reading Liz’ blog definitely makes my day(go see her beautiful twins!) but since I linked her up there, I am listing ten more blogs, in alphabetical order.
All Tangled Up — I’ve been reading Polly’s blog forever, and love her socks, her scientific approach to knitting puzzles, and all the wonderful places she travels to.
Black Dog Knits — Nora’s blog is filled with beauty and creativity. I wish I had half her skill as a photographer.
Born to Knit — My friend Johanne likes to knit the same sort of things I do, so her blog is always a pleasure for me to visit. Apart from the knitting, she has two beautiful children who sometimes make an appearance on the blog.
Cabin Cove — Dave is daddy to the beautiful Miss Lulu Kitty, so Lucy visits there for photos of her online buddy. I’m also in it for the spinning and glorious color!
Go Knit in Your Hat — Carol’s blog is always a pleasure because of her sense of humor and way with words, not to mention her great “No-Bull” Book Reviews.
January One — I admire Cara for her beautiful photography, her color sense, and her open and honest writing style.
Lady of the Loom — I’ve known Alice since the world was new. She knits, she spins, she weaves, and she has a gorgeous new kitty!
Mason Dixon Knitting — Do I really need to say anything here? When I see a Mason-Dixon update on Bloglines I save it for last because it is always a treat.
Sheri at the Loopy Ewe — I never read Sheri’s blog without feeling good afterwards. I love her lists, her positive outlook, and her enabling ways. And who else could get me saying FPS instead of WTF?
We Heart Yarn — I love that Neuroknitter updates almost daily with beautiful artsy shots of her socks. Lucy loves the occasional glimpses of Gibson kitty!
So there you have it, kids. Ten blogs that make my day.
Something else that makes my day? I took the day off work tomorrow. Woo-hoo! Why? Because I am going shopping.
Yes, I plan to go over to the dark side . . .