Sunday, January 17, 2010

Moving along

After posting last night, I had a little flurry of productivity.

I finished up another row on the crackghanI was going to take a shot with the tape measure to show you how big it's getting, but as soon as I put it on the floor, Tux claimed it. But, he's a pretty good indicator of size. It's just a little more than 20 inches now.

After that, I picked up my Tea Leaves Cardigan. I'd knit a few rows here and there, but it didn't seem like I was making any progress. I think that's partly because it's the first sweater I've done in one piece and I'm not use to having that many stitches in a row. Also, I was using my bamboos. I love bamboo needles, but there are some yarns they just don't jive with - and the Tosh Merino is one of them - it's just too ... sticky... and it was slowing me down.
I switched to metal needles and I'm moving right along. I probably have about eight inches left to go.

I also did some work last night on my Sloppy sweater.
I finished up the back today, and might cast on for the front tomorrow.

Oh and the cat couch is stil a big hit, with the babies all taking turns sleeping in it. But Rocky....
Rocky has to be a rebel - he'll only sleep on the back.

10 comments:

Dee said...

You've been a busy knitter. I love the sock yarn blankie. It's really growing.

Are you knitting it in one piece or do you sew your pieces together?

TheBlackSheep said...

Well, a least the cats all have a comfy place to lay down! Just too bad Tux took your current WIP. Looks good, with or without cats!

lexa said...

That's too funny -- our sectional is really thick, and the cats have always liked to lay up on the back of it, too, instead of the seats. They like the arms, too, cuz they have these pillow-like pieces over them, very soft and cushy.

Bea said...

Love your tea leaves cardigan. Very very pretty.

Abby said...

That cat couch cracks me up!

Not ready for handspun said...

I agree with you about the bamboo needles; I only use them when I want that "stickiness".

You're going to have that cardigan done in no time!

Samantha said...

Wow, you have been busy!! Good on ya mate! :)

Susan said...

Those squares are really tiny unless your cat weighs like a hundred pounds!

trek said...

That's a lot of little mitered squares and a pretty darn big cat!

Monika said...

Wow- knitting on so many fronts! Your cats are cute! Anything fabric dropped on the floor is an indicator for my dogs, that this is their new place to sleep now. :o)