Thursday, July 27, 2017

Knitting buddy

When I started the Exhibition socks, I figured they would just fly off the needles. In fact, I had planned to show you the completed pair today... alas, all you get is this...
... I'm barely even through the first stripe. Blame my life... behind the blog, things have been utter chaos for the last week. Nothing bad, just a million little things that swirl together like a giant tornado of insanity. So it's just been easier to work from home. And I really shouldn't complain, I'm lucky enough to be able to work from home when the chaos storm hits. But it does equal a lack of train time, thus that sad bit of barely a sock cuff...

I have, however, made some decent progress on the new handspun cardi design
Since it's only a cropped cardi, I'm only a few inches from being done with the body. And I have to say, I'm loving the way the yarn is knitting up. Browns and blues are not my usual colours - I lean more towards red, pinks and green - but when Mom showed me this spin, something just spoke to me.

It is fun to step out of your colour box every once in a while, though I admit, I'm not sure if I have anything in my wardrobe to go with it. Oh well, I love an excuse to buy a new dress. (And we are not going to talk about the fact that I just bought five the other week...)

Par of the reason this one is going so well is thanks to a certain ginger boy.
Rupert is very much a cat of routine. I've mentioned before, that almost every day generally any time between 4 and 7 p.m., he comes looking for a lap. Since I've been home so much, that lap is generally available, and I hate to say no. And since I can't do much else with a cat in my lap...

I guess I better get to designing the lace edging... if this keeps up, I'll be through the handspun sooner than I expect.

9 comments:

Araignee said...

Mom's handspun is gorgeous!!! You found the perfect pattern for it.

Delighted Hands said...

Ha! We have the same rule-the person who has a cat in the lap doesn't have to get up for ph's or the door or a drink, etc! The sock does look neglected but the cardigan is going to be stunning-it would look great with jeans!

D. Kissinger said...

Awwwwwww...and you were worried Ru wouldn't be a snuggler! There he is all snuggled!!!

The cardi is very pretty. And the sock...no worries. You'll get there.

chrisknits said...

So sweet he is. Can't wait to see the complete cardy!

Eastside Cats said...

Funny how stuff gangs up on you! Love the way you've got your knitting nicely tented over Rupert!

Vera said...

Oh Rupert - what a love! So cute snuggled with you. That cardigan is going to be beautiful (already is). And Delighted Hands is right - it will be perfect with jeans. I have no doubt the sock will get done...all in good time.

The Well Fed Wheel said...

You gotta love a lap cat and those blues and browns in that cardi are so pretty together. I'm sure you'll have that sock done in no time too.

kathy b said...

I love the handspun cardi. And I had a friend who said they had a cat who could Hear a lap being made anywhere in her house. So cute. Rupert!

Mereknits said...

Love the photos of the cates in your last post. Your knitting looks wonderful, love the blue/brown combo. Have a great day.