Sunday, May 13, 2012

Moms and Octopi

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!

I spent yesterday with my Mom. I showered her with yarn, and flowers and of course, handknits.

This is my latest design - a pretty little cowl that showcases a set of nice buttons. This prototype was actually knit with handspun from the amazing Smoking Hot Needles.

Unfortunately, like most prototypes, the design needs a little more work. It's a wee bit too snug, and while the yarn is absolutely gorgeous to look at, it's just a little too scratchy to have on a sensitive neck.

So, back to the drawing board. Mom will get a revised version (and of course she gets to keep the aforementioned flowers and yarn) and this handspun will be used for something a little further from the skin - I'm thinking a nice hat!

Today, I've been  hard at work putting some patterns together. Mom helped me take some decent pics of my Morning Glory socks.
I got the pattern off to her for test knitting, so hopefully I will be able to release it to all of you soon. I think these socks have become my new favourite pair.

I absolutely LOVE lace socks - I need to make some more!

Another pattern I pulled together is available now!

Introducing Octopussy! This little freebie is a nice way to use up bits of left over sock yarn, and keep your cats happy in the process!
As you can see, it's fully Tux-approved! So happy Mother's day to all the human and cat-moms alike!

6 comments:

Dee said...

Tux looks like he is saying, "you come here often?"

I made Pretty Thing cowl a couple of weeks ago. Loved the look, but good golly it was itchy!!!! So, I know just what you mean. It is a lovely cowl pattern and color though.

Happy Mother's Day to you and your mom.

Lost City Denise said...

Lovely work! Those socks are especially darling.

PS -
The buttons on the cowl are my tattoo.

TheBlackSheep said...

I love the cowl! To bad it's itchy because the design and colour are fab! I may also have to test the Octopussy out in hopes that it would replace, or at least contain, Sydney's predilection for Q-tips.

Monika said...

That's a lovely little cowl. I like everything about it, the color, the stitch pattern, and the buttons! Unfortunately something like that is not for me.I can't stand tight things around my throat, only very loose cowls. The socks are lovely. I'm angry with myself, that I didn't yell "here" when you asked for test knitters. :o)
The Octopi looks cute. Wish I had cats, well one cat to play with things like that, but that's not going to happen anytime soon. :o)

gayle said...

LOVE those buttons! And the cowl, too, of course, but oh my word, those buttons!

Delusional Knitter said...

Love the socks! That's an excellent cat toy, I may have to make some of those!