Monthly Archives: April 2015

Temperatures Scarf – March 2015

Photographing a project is often a challenge. I have a “helper” who seems to think that he should be the subject of every photo. This morning I wanted to get an updated photo for my scarf and I came up with a plan. Part one –  Loki likes to yell at the dishwasher. So I loaded it up and turned it on. He ran right over and started yelling at it. Part two – cats like windows and Loki also like yelling at pedestrian/dogs/birds/leaves. So I opened two windows. I figured several distractions were better than one so my plan was foolproof.

Cat distractions in place I dragged a chair near an unopened window under some great natural light then laid my project down.

Loki sitting on scarf

So my plan may have been foolproof but it wasn’t cat proof. As soon as I put the project down he ran over and sat on it. When he wasn’t trying to sit on the project he was trying to knock the yarn on to the floor. Once I got an okay picture (meaning I took about 20 pictures than got sick of moving the cat and gave up). I put the project away and the silly cat went back to yelling at the dishwasher.

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March rows are between the two stitch markers at the top of the photo.

Colors used:

0-9 – Grey (2 days)
10-19 – Pink (8 days)
20-29 – Light Purple (14 days)
30-39 – Dark Purple (7 days)

 The blue rows are in April.

Cat Toy

I had some left over yarn so I made a cat toy. It’s a sort of mouse shaped but I omitted the tail for safety reasons. The yarn is my own handspun, and I made the pattern up as I went along.

Toy next to Loki's toes

Moments ofter this photo was taken, he knocked it off my desk on to the floor.

Loki playing with new toy

I think he likes it.

Never Ending Winter

There have been signs of spring but It feels like winter will be endless. Went for a nice walk through Boston Common & Boston Public Garden last weekend. And by nice I meant the walk was nice, the duck fights were frequent and the company was fun. The weather was still unpleasant. It was in the 30’s and snowing.

Boston Public Garden pond covered in snow and ice

Most of the snow is gone but the city still felts like a frozen wasteland. That white patch in the front should be a pond. At least the park wasn’t that crowded.

Project-wise I finally finished a wrap I’ve been working on since early 2013. This is a gift for a friend. I don’t wear yellow, it’s not a flattering color on me.

Guernsey Wrap

Pattern is Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood. It was a fun knit and the color reminded me of not winter. I used Berroco Ultra Alpaca. It’s a 50/50 wool and alpaca blend. It grew a lot after I washed it. It ended up about 80 inches long. It should be nice a warm and cuddley. I really like the texture of this.

Guernsey Wrap detail

My only complaint is the 2×2 ribbing pulls in the sides a little bit.