Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Good things come in threes!

If there is one good thing about my back crapping out on me, it's that it's given me time to do a few things I've been meaning to get doCheck Spellingne for a while.... namely writing and formatting patterns. Sure, I'm not getting paid while I'm off and the bills are mounting, and I'm enduring horrific pain (okay, it's not quite that bad but...) but I'm accomplishing things, so I count it as good

First up, Nip Nuggets
When I was working on my crackghan, Rocky kept running off with the balls of yarn (he loves natural fibre, and face it - most of the balls are the perfect size for play) so I decided to make him his own sock yarn toys.... and ...well, I was already making mitred squares!
They are the perfect size for little cat paws and mouths, and the nylon in the sock yarn makes them nice and strong. Just make sure the cats aren't around when you're trying to fill them... it tends to result in chaos and the need to vacuum.

Next: remember the Panda Silk I was working with? Well it turned into Pip Squeaks!
A simple ankle sock pattern that's cute and cozy! (I am wearing them right now!)

And, at long last: Berry HillThe nuggets and the anklets are both free patterns. Berry Hill is $3, or you can get it for free when you purchase any of our sock yarn in the shop!


Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh cute little kitty toys - awesome. I love the paw picture. Seriously I need to learn to knit at some point.

lexa said...

Well, at least you are getting something accomplished while you are out of commission. Hope your back heals up fast, though -- I have a bad back, too, so I know it's no fun.

Jeanne said...

Yay that you are getting your patterns up, but I'm so sorry that your back still isn't better - hope you feel better soon!

And love the patterns - in my queue!

sue said...

What cute little cat toys, I could our Miss Bella playing with those. I hope your back feels better soon, nothing worse than feeling so sore and with bills mounting up too, just horrible. I love your socks, they both look nice.