Friday, July 19, 2013

Catkin - Finished!

I finally got some small flat buttons to use in attaching my buttons to the shawl so my Catkin is finally done and I've uploaded a picture to The Loopy Ewe.  I've already bought my yarn and pattern for the third Camp Loopy project.  I am doing a top down sweater, but not one of my super simple, super quick, top down raglans out of Fiesta Boomerang.  I've done that for the last two years, and wanted to do something different.  This time I am doing Bloomsbury in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in Clematis.

Fred has become ambulatory.  He spent the morning snuggled on the day bed and when we went to take a shower I shut him up in his room.  He immediately started complaining about being shut up.  When I checked on him he was up on the bed.  After our shower we let him back out and he went right down the stairs and started exploring the first floor again.  After watching kitty TV (looking out the sliding glass doors) for a while he went back to the day bed and he is snuggled under the blanket taking another kitty nap.  Poor thing gets cold with no fur.

Pattern:  Catkin by Carina Spencer
Yarn:  Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in Blue Skies Ahead and Rosy
Needles:  US 4 (3.5 mm)


  1. I ran out of blue (color B) on my Catkin with about 2 1/2 rows left to knit of that color. That includes recycling the yarn from my swatch. Grrrr.

    1. That sucks! What are you going to do? Order more blue? If I were into dyeing I would suggest dyeing some of your white yarn to match your blue yarn...

  2. I ordered another hank. Of course, now I'll have a ton left over. Maybe I'll make a matching hat or gloves.