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Besides finishing the socks, I also started and finished Calorimetry from knitty over the weekend. I knit it from a stray ball of Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran and I had less than 18 inches of yarn left. I cast on 100 stitches, instead of the 120 that the pattern called for. I also skipped one set of short rows, but I should have skipped two sets – it feels a little wide to me. Here’s an exceptionally crappy picture of me modeling it as my able assistant attempts to run away:
Since she didn’t model, you might be wondering what assistance Mayhem provided on this project. I present Exhibit A, complete with a few spots of cat spit where she gnawed through the yarn:
Mayhem professed innocence of any wrongdoing whatsoever:
She is such a teenager now!
61 thoughts on “Of Contests and Calorimetry and Cat Spit”
Hey, that looks great! Glad you had enough yarn, even with May’s help. I am beginning to realize I have a big punkin’ head, so maybe I should give this a shot, since everyone seems to think it’s big.
May can’t beat Cheshire for the innocent look… hehehehe. naughty puss. If I make a calorimetry, I am *definately* leaving the cat spit out 😉
Your house looks just like my house–yarn bits,unrepentant felines…
Gah! Guy chews through my yarn sometimes too. That is the most annoying thing ever. I love Mays glowing eyes in the table shot! Very catlike behavior alright.
Maybe Mayhem is trying to learn to spit splice?
Just last night I was knitting a pair of felted clogs with my head down, concentrating deeply. My cat, Grover, was sitting at my feet, which I thought was sweet. As I reached a critical point in the pattern I realized I had two inches of yarn left. He had chewed right through my wool!
“May, don’t you know you shouldn’t chew on the yarn .. you’re supposed to steal it, and pull it all out of the neat ball our mommies make out of it .. then hide half of it under the couch!”
Yes. This is Isis’ plan. To hide all my yarn.
Hehe – I think the naughtiness is catching. Ariel has started sitting on the table yesterday!
Ah, cat spit and broken yarn! That’s Isis’ signature, too. That and the “Who, me?” expression with the very surprised, very innocent owl-eyed look beamed at me from a place far, far away from the crime scene.
You’re right, she and May really do have far too much in common…
Oh May! Looks like your going to be even naughtier than Chaos 😉
I think your assistant wants one of her own!