Saturday, February 18, 2006

The Cables are Coming!!!

The last picture of cables I posted to my blog had Janet's cables and my possible filler stitch. Well, the original yarn I ordered came in - Plymouth Encore in a pretty blue . It's actually lighter than what the picture shows. Then I started swatching the moss stitch for gauge, and am now swatching the cables.

It really looked as though the cables weren't going to show, but suddenly they popped out. I accidentally made what I call a twisted cable in place of one of the waves, decided I preferred it, and so that's what I'm going to use - serendipity, anyone?

Well, my measurements are taken (and are more than expected) and I'm ready to start the saddles as soon as I finish swatching the cables. I'm just beginning to be able to read the cables so I won't have so many wrong crossings. Rather have them here where I don't have to pick them out.

It's amazing what a butting cat head does to the cables, isn't it. (grin) Also when they try to "help" mama with the actual knitting. Misty chews the ends of my straights and Mouse gets caught in the cable. He (Mouse) is also the one who jumps into my lap at the computer and "helps" me type. hehehe

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Still swatching

Well, the Plymouth Encore I ordered from Webs Jan 4 finally came in. It's a pretty light blue and shows the stitches well. So now I'm swatching WoolEase and Encore, and thinking about maybe making 2 sweaters, possibly with different cable patterns. What! Did I say that - am I crazy! Well, guess only time will tell. (grin)

A friend who's on several of the same lists I am will be coming down this way President's Day weekend to help measure me. Once that's done, I should be able to start knitting on the sweater(s) itself. Then I'll find out if I'm crazy enough to try to do two at once.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Harry visits The Kitties' Mom page

Since this blog is named "The Kitties' Mom", it should have a kitty somewhere. Since I haven't dug mine out yet (the pictures not the cats), and haven't been taking any pictures, I spoke to a friend and she's allowing Harry to come visit. He seems to enjoy the basin; is this a kitty thing? My kitties love to sleep in the basin also. You can view more of Harry if you visit Bobbie's blog here Oh, and by the way, Bobbie has some beautiful crocheting on her site, including some original patterns.