Friday, April 06, 2007

redemption


first of all, i'd like to give a very big thanks to everyone who commented on my previous post! reading the comments was even more fun than creating the post :)

i think stuart is releasing me of his spell ...


today i wet-blocked out the portion of bonita i've knitted thus far. the wash instructions on the yarn label are somewhat ominous ... "dry clean or hand wash in soap flakes; do not soak; cool rinse; do not wring; short spin; do not leave wet; reshape and dry flat away from direct sunlight; use damp pressing cloth." so, i dunked and swished in the sink, squeezed as much water out as i could, and rolled in a towel and then pinned it to my blocking board. and ... it looks pretty good! it think it's a go. the size i'm knitting only calls for 5 balls of damask. i have 6. now, i'm waiting for my giant swatch to dry so i can continue to knit on it.


the yarn is very nice ... and i like how mottled it is. it doesn't flash or pool.

did you notice that stuart has some new britches? the sweet devil kitty crocheted them for him yesterday! i think he needs a nice lace shawl now =)

11 comments:

sgeddes said...

Bonita looks lovely and the colors are great. But I have to say that Stuart's britches steal the show!

Mouse said...

I think stuart is definitely the cutest sock monster out there!

Brenda said...

i love his new pants!!

amanda cathleen said...

bonita looks lovely! I do hope your giant swatch works out, Stuart might be a bit more compliant now that he has some shorts

handknit168 said...

It is so cute that he has short pants.

scarlet said...

Bonita = beautiful. I also like the mottling of the colors in the yarn.

Stuart needs a shrug!!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Love his new britches!
Wow, your Bonita is....'muy bonita!'

Zarah said...

Glad to see you've got Stuart under control. =) Bonita is coming right along....!

Kelly said...

That stitch pattern your doing looks very nice! Can't wait to see the end product. You always have something cool on the needles.

Peggy said...

That are some hot pants!

Lisa said...

Hey Devil Kitty,
Cool pants, man. Cool pants.
Hey Agent Gray,
I don't think I'll see you tomorrow at the GY, but I'll be thinking about you girls!