Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Start and Finish

It took forever, but I seem to have found enough spare time between work and sleeping to actually finish the mate for the bobble mitten. The friend who requested these will be gifted with them tomorrow night - just in time for the chilly weather solidly hitting these parts.

Pair of mittens
Now, what about the mate-less blue cable mitten? It has a new lease on life (temporarily) as a catnip filled toy that my felines simply adore. I say "temporarily" because they chewed through part of the cable and thumb within minutes of the yummy new toy hitting the kitchen floor. A minor scuffle ensued. Cats will be cats.

Catnip toy
Meanwhile, back at the knitting ranch, I've started a scarf for my brother with some nice, soft Paton's merino in Evergreen using Grumperina's "Sharfik" pattern. Surprisingly (to me at least), this stuff knits up great! There will be a hat to match using a modified version of Kate Gilbert's "Shining Star" hat pattern.

Kevin's sharfik

4 Comments:

Anonymous grumperina said...

I love those bobbled mittens!

11/30/2005 08:45:00 PM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

I love the new kitty toy as well as the bobbled mittens. Such a great idea. Mabel has a "drug sock" that she loves.

11/30/2005 09:32:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I am doing Sharkfik in the Paton's Classic also - my color is a tan/cream marl. I love yours - it looks like a heathered green with blue in it on my monitor... is that right? It looks just lovely.
It's such a great pattern for TV watching, and after knitting on socks for so long, it's so great to be knitting in worsted and having it grow so fast!!

12/07/2005 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Hi there! I'm also making Sharfik right now and made Kate's Shining Star last winter - it's a great pattern! I haven't had many FOs in the past year and thought it was quite a coincidence that you've listed two of them in one post. :)

12/16/2005 07:20:00 PM  

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