Sunday, May 28, 2006

Catnip Mouse

A present for my kitties...

Millie is a catnip addict (I'm thinking about enrolling her in a 12-step program). Reaction from the crowd...'s a hit! This was a really easy pattern by Jo Chandler. I made it with some leftover Malabrigio so it is a high quality mouse (only the best for my kitties). It's stuffed with some cotton quilting batting, some catnip and, for good measure, a little bell.

Five minutes later...I can't find the mouse. Millie has hidden it in her "nest" (whereever that is).

Good Morning to My Feet

Here we are! Ready to race! Do you like my Bad Kitty pjs?

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Amazing Lace pre-post

I have now joined The Amazing Lace! I will be posted the official team photo later (after I've had a shower) . I'm excited about doing this and it has forced me to create a blog, something I've wanted to do for a year but just haven't taken the time. A little about me...I'm married with a dog, 3 cats, 2 turtles and a handful of fish. I'm an accountant (a very exciting career) so I need a fun outlet. Knitting is my obsession! I love the whole process of creating something beautiful from some string and two sticks. I haven't been knitting very long (2 1/2 years) but I've come pretty far in a short time. My first lace project was about a year ago: Phoebe from IK Spring 2005. Then, not too long after, I made Cozy from These are probably not what some people might consider to be lace but there a lots of holes and its easy to mess up so that classifies them as lace in my book.

Friday, May 26, 2006


I am currently working on the Margritte Rectangular Shawl (KK305) by Karabella (sorry for the wrinkly picture). The pattern called for Karabella Margritte but I am substituting Karabella Aurora 4 in Color 9 (salmon-y pink). I think it will be a good substitute but I don't think it will have as much drape as the merino cashmere blend. This is the first time I have used this yarn and I'm finding it a little splitty but it knits up nicely. I purchased the yarn at Stitch DC during a recent trip to Washington, DC (unrelated to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival...I wish I had known it was scheduled for that weekend because our trip was the week before...darn!). I also visited Woolwinders but was unimpressed. Not much assistance or selection. I wanted to visit Knit Happens but we ran out of time. I'm using lifelines with this pattern since I am tired of dropping stitches and "tinking" back several row...grr! I wish I had known about lifelines last year when I made Cozy. I'll post a picture of my progress in the next few days.


This is me and my husband (and our furry family). This wonderful picture was done by a friend of ours for our anniversary a few years ago. I'll post a link to his site later.