Tuesday, July 31, 2007

tulip hat, advesary socks and one stressed kitty

I really hate to post a blog without some kind of picture. I guess its that 5 year old part of me that didn't like to read books without pictures (although as an adult I much prefer the books without pictures and prefer to let my imagination do the visual conjuring up of characters and places). So, today I actually do have a few pictures to post.
One is a baby hat I whipped up on the way to Florida a couple of weeks ago. I had found the tulip intarsia pattern from a child's sweater pattern I had laying around and just did the math and put it into a hat. I have no idea who this hat will be for. I'll most likely take it to work and give it to one of the new moms.
Also, I have posted one of a pair of socks I am working on for my children's stepmother. For those who know me well, they know the history. For those who don't, I'll spare them the sordid details. At any rate, I do believe its a good idea to try to put forth a little positive energy towards everybody (not just the ones that you love). So, I have decided to knit these socks and have attempted to infuse good thoughts and positive energy into every little stitch I made. I started on sock number 2 last night while watching Big Love (truly the only non-DIY/HGTV show I am addicted to).
Lastly, but not at all least, is my TingTing. She was having a very stressful day. I'm sure you can tell from the pictures.
P.S. the socks were done in Paton's SWS, the hat was done with Paton's Grace and the cat was done by..... well, God, I suppose.


Knit Witch said...

Yep.....my cats have a similarly rough life. Sad, isn't it....

I love the hat - it's so cute!! Glad you two had a good trip!!

Where's that weenie warmer picture???? :)

theyarnwhisperer said...

now, you know my beloved hippie hubby is NOT going to pose for any pictures wearing it!
I'm planning either some socks or a baby sweater with the fixation/hobby lobby yarn combo. The wheels are a turning.
I'm also in the process of bastardizing a noro baby sweater pattern, turning it into a pullover instead of a button up and down-scaling it further to be a preemie sweater. As I was knitting the ribbing of it today during my son's piano lesson, I thought it might actually make a good "burial gown" if I turned it into a longer dress-like pattern and did it in white. It has cable leaves that work down from the neck ribbing.