Sunday, April 23, 2006

The saddles are done

Here are the completed saddles - and they came out right. I did have a miscrossed cable on one, and was finally able to ladder down to fix it. This is the first time that strategy has worked. I'm definitely in danger of breaking my arm while patting myself on the back (G)

Now that I'm looking at the picture, I've realized my kitty stitch markers are mostly hugging the ditches. Guess they figure they're hidden that way.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

I'm in the saddle now

Finally started the saddles!

Wasn't sure I was going to be able to. My circular needle apparently jumped out of my knitting bag when I pulled something else out, and my friend's dog decided it was a good chew toy.

I was afraid I'd have to start swatching all over again to check the gauge, because that was one of the old nylon needles, and the only other needle I had in the same size was bamboo. I lucked out though, same gauge. And since my swatch didn't change gauge when I washed and dried it, I guess I'll be ok.

Whew! wipes forehead. It took me 2 1/2 months to swatch the first time, didn't want to have to do it again!

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Sometimes I do other things besides FLAK

Here's a picture of a scarf I made for one of the girls in the office. It's made of Lion Brand Fun Fur.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Kitties in a row and Misty

Since I'm the Kittie's Mom, here are pictures of a couple of the Kitties in a Row afghans I've made. Actually I've made quite a few, but most of my pictures are gone. These are crocheted and one of my favorite afghan patterns. They go fast, are easy, and look very complicated. When I make these for Santa Claus Inc. they always put it up on display until they give it away.

And I found a picture of Miss Misty Feline when she was just a little less than 2 months old, so thought I might as well put that in too. Now you've met one of my furbabies. The reason the picture is a bit blurry. . . well, all right, more than a little. . . is because I couldn't get her to stand still. She'd gotten up on that sink and wanted to see all she could before I got there to take her down. (smile) She's the one who chews the ends of my needles while I'm trying to knit.

Finally Saddling Up

I've finally cast on for the saddles, and have the first 2 rows done. Not enough to bother with a picture yet, but at least I've started. Excitement builds (grin)