Thursday, February 23, 2012

A little lore....

Another project I finished up on the weekend was the Lore Hoodie.
I spent most of family day working away on the front band. The pattern says to knit it, then sew it on - but I had a brainwave - why not knit it on? So I cast on the stitches, and on the last stitch over every right-side row I knit it together with a stitch from the edge of the body. It worked out really well.

It feels good to have this one off the needles (only lacking buttons) but I'm not sure how I feel about the project just yet. When I tried it on, it didn't fit all that well. The bands were a little wavy - so the above pic is of it blocking - they should flatten out fine - but I think it's too big in the shoulders. I'll know for sure once it's dry.

In other news....I just had to share this photo. Eleventy-billion years old and the 'Par can still strike a regal pose.

He's had some health issues lately, and I was pretty sure we'd be saying good-bye. But he's bounced back. He had a lung infection, and you might be able to see in the picture - his one eye is completely opaque. He got some sort of infection there, and has lost his sight. Vet says it will probably never heal - we just have to keep it clean and moist. (Thank-you to Knatolee - vet said the drops were exactly the thing to use - just with his age they can't do much)

I'm thinking of making him a eye patch - PIRATE KITTEH!

8 comments:

TheBlackSheep said...

Awwww, poor Par. I hope he's OK. It's hard to watch them get old.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Uh oh, sorry that the fit isn't what you hoped. That's the worst, isn't it? Investing all that time and energy only to be disappointed at the end. That's why I don't make many sweaters, I suppose.

Knitting Linguist said...

The sweater is gorgeous! And I'm glad to hear that Par is hanging in there - it is, indeed, hard to see them get old...

Dee said...

He may not be in the best of health, but he looks quite content.

Monika said...

Awe, poor guy!

Kathleen said...

Ooh, the Lore hoodie---I love that pattern, and yours looks great. I hope it will block into something that fits you perfectly. :)

I love regal Par, too, and I hope he'll be with you and in as good health as possible for a while yet.

Knatolee said...

Amazed to hear I gave some useful advice! ;) Mopar is a lovely old boy and I hope he still has some quality time with you. He's so handsome.

LOVE LOVE LOVE the hoodie!

gayle said...

Crossing my fingers that blocking fixes Lore...
And crossing them for Mopar as well. He would totally rock an eyepatch, btw...