I know, I know – if I keep having knitting on this here “knitting blog,” some of y’all are going to have to stop reading. 😉 But first, I would like to clarify – Chaos was not sitting in the litterbox in the last picture yesterday! He was simply sitting on his cardboard scratcher…
Although I am not officially participating in any UFO recovery knitalongs, I did pull out one of my older UFOs over the weekend. The Door County Cable (pictured here December 2005) was started September 6, 2003. I probably haven’t worked on it since November 2003!
I originally abandoned it because when I switched from knitting in the round and started knitting back and forth, I found the directions horribly confusing. When I revisited the directions this weekend (since a few more years of knitting experience might help, right?), they were still horribly confusing; I frogged the sweater and started the Refined Raglan from the Winter 2006 Interweave Knits. Please ignore that it’s black, which is the kiss of death for a blog project…
“Don’t mind me – I’m just here to grab my mouse!” -M
Last week I also started another pair of gift socks. (Don’t worry – I’m still working on the green stripey socks – the first sock is done and I’m about 2″ into the second sock.) The yarn is Socks That Rock and it’s Jeanne’s “Rare Gems” bonus skein from the 2006 Rockin’ Socks Club. If you know Jeanne (who just got sucked into 24 last weekend – darn that Amy anyhow!), you’ll know why I ended up with this skein! I have dubbed the colorway “70s Kitchen.”
“Don’t mind me, I’m just trying to bite through this yarn here…” -M
“Don’t mind me – I’m just making sure it isn’t a bib…” -C
41 thoughts on “In which more knitting is revealed”
70s kitchen! Snerk.
Mmmmmmmmmm the Kiefer!
I’m so articiulate this morning.
Chris- I didn’t mean to suggest that you would be so crass as to show Chaos on the potty!
My cat must be so deprived- he has no cardboard scratcher. Instead, he uses my sofa and chair in the living room. He’s down to the frame in some spots.
Love that color of STR, even if it does look like a 70s kitchen. Actually that may be why I like it! : )
I think that is the correct term, 70s kitchen. I always hate ripping out a sweater. Better than letting good yarn go to waste.
Nice STR yarn! 24- what can I say but the best show on TV.
Aww, poor Door County cable! Interesting design but I would be too afraid to wear it in case those dropped stitches get caught on something.
Not the 70’s kitchen, May! You need your eye sight checked. Just the purple yarn!
It’s black, it’s a raglan and it’s made of Brown Sheep – love it!!
That sweater is going to look nice once it’s all finished and knit up. And that sock is VERY 70’s!
The endless entertainment of regal cats…;-)
I admire your knitting of the black. You are obviously younger than I am and can see it!
Yup very 70s kitchen 🙂
My first house had a north facing kitchen,and I inherited spice brown painted cabinets and burnt orange walls ( very dark we needed lights on in there all the time). Having redecorated that 70’s nightmare my next house came with mushroom brown cabinets and 70’s floral brown cream and orange wallpaper!
Wow that sock color really does rock. Makes me want to paint all my molding brown.
Wow, I do agree with everyone’s assessment, the STR really does look like 70s kitchen colors. But I love it so much! Maybe cause that’s the colors my kitchen are painted? I’m off to go buy an avocado green Kitchenaid! 😉
Love the color of the socks. I think the Refined Raglan is going to look great.
70s Kitchen, haw! (Not entirely unlike Irish Nacho Socks, eh?) Love it…
I made a cabled headband out of black and it was a real waste of perfectly good cabling efforts b/c the cables got lost in the black yarn. (It’s a pretty little thing, and keeps my ears warm here on the farm, but I won’t use black for cables ever again)
So I think frog pond was probably a good decision…but ow! After all that work! *shudder*
Now you can knit yourself another cat!
May really is turning into lovely young lady herself! I still see Isis as very kitten-y, but while posting those photos of her yesterday I kept doing a double-take: “Who’s that big grown-up lookin’ black kitty?” “Oh, must be Isis…” lolol
and I think my kitchen still has Janine’s aforementioned brown, cream, orange, and gold wallboard. and except for three rooms, ALL the molding in our house is still brown–heehee! and that lovely milk chocolate brown panelling to boot in the living room. (but hey, i’m not the landlord…)
Wow, I guess I wasn’t the only one who thought she spied a litter box………
The kitten isn’t much kitten anymore. Getting harder to tell her pictures from Chaos’.
What? I didn’t know that you knit. ;o)
LOL! That is so 70’s kitchen coloured yarn!
The Refined Raglan is an excellent choice – and very elegant in black.
I’ve been eyeing that same sweater from Interweave Knits! I’ll be interested to see how you like yours.
Chaos is taking no chances; he’s staying way up away from the knitting just in case it turns into a bib.
I love the 70s kitchen socks. They’re very…seventies. And now that I’ve seen them I want to go baste a turkey.
I love the socks too! I can’t wait for your finished sweater. I really like that pattern!
I think the refined raglan is such a pretty pattern; it will look great.
Those socks are 70s kitchen. Much better in a sock than an actual kitchen!
What is it with cats liking to chew yarn? My parent’s cat tried to eat mine over the holidays. It doesn’t look or smell like kitty treats or tuna. I find their fascination a mystery.
Chaos is such a handsome fellow!
What an actual sweater? REally? are you sure you just didn’t pose the cats to look like a black sweater laying on the floor.
Basil says he could teach the cats a thing or two about biting through yarn, he can snap a piece of yarn in a second. Literally.
I LOVE the colors in the sock!
That’s a great name for that colourway! And it’s good to see your knitting being so competently supervised.
Ha! Yes, I’ve been in some kitchens with that colour scheme. Perfect!
Enjoying reading your blog and missing my kitty…
That was a lot of sweater to frog! I’m all for tearing it out if it isn’t going anywhere, though. It’s such a relief.
Have to admit I did a double-take on the shot with Chaos’ cardboard scratcher yesterday, but since my kitties don’t have claws, you don’t see those around here – however, my Big Sis had a House Panther and HE had one!
Black knitting – you so obviously have better eyes than mine! And 70s Kitchen is a GOOD name for that…
I’m working on my Sockret Pal’s socks in STR and loving the yarn…
That’ll be a very nice sweater! And, while I’m not fond of the orange-green combo, that STR Rare Gem actually looks better than I imagined it would.
Good for you for frogging. And I really like that sweater, it’s on my overlong “I want to make it” list! I did raise an eyebrow at Chaos, but I knew you wouldn’t put up a pic w/ him doing his thing so publicly!
*snicker* 70’s kitchen…
LOL at the “70s kitchen” colorway! Looks like May has been busy.
I am surprised that Chaos got that close to the sock if there was any suspision to it being a bib!
Hehe 70s kitchen 🙂 You could knit them so leg warmers with the leftovers…
I think that should’ve been the “Don’t Mind Me” post!!
Beautiful socks coming along there ;o) I noticed it was a cat scratcher!
A black sweater may not be good blog-fodder, but it will be a great wardrobe staple, I’m sure!
I like the refined raglan better than the Door County Cable sweater. The cables looked great, but kinda busy. I really like the refined raglan.
I really like the refined raglan, and even though it’s hard to photograph and blog about, I bet a black sweater will get worn tons.
I knew without reading that the pic was of some STR! Finally you’re knitting with some – YAY 😉