Tuesday, September 30, 2008

There's this, too.

Musette, the cat of whom it is impossible to take a decent picture, is also enjoying the kitty pi bed.

And here's the blanket I've recently finished. It needs blocking and end weaving, but I must say, I like it. It's after the OpArt pattern on the Fall, 2008 Knitty. The center is different because I started out making a simple log cabin, but as some of you may know, I can't resist any design that swirls, twirls, turns, or spirals. Uncharacteristic of my mad photography skills, it doesn't look any better in person, but that is the fault of the yarn, not the pattern. The yarn is a hundred percent acrylic fake mohair. Oxymoron. It sure is soft, but I don't know how well it'll hold up. It's not strong like real mohair. I loved this yarn and I've had it for awhile. It's Red Heart Harmony held doubled on 5.5 mm needles. I've got more. I bought it in some sort of daze when I somehow forgot that I won't even buy or wear clothes that aren't 100% cotton or other natural fiber. This has been my policy for like, 30 years--not exaggerating. I should have held it tripled.


Elizabeth said...

It might be baby-melting acrylic, but it looks nice and cozy and I bet your cats will love snuggling in it too. After all, cats don't have any scruples about saving the environment. :)

Your cats are so sweet to use the cat bed. I have a purchased cat bed that my cats won't touch. Of course, they do love snuggling on my knitting, so maybe they would go for a kitty pi bed.

MollyBeees said...

Oooeee! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that blanket! I can't resist twisty turnies either...or sparklies...or curlies...or....