Weekend (Knitting) Update (or, Not More Hats, say the Cats)

This weekend, I finished the fourth of four Preemie Hats for Jeanne and Chelle’s K3tog Preemie Hat Extravaganza (yes, a little late: the story of my life, and I blame the altered mental state induced by the Shetland Seas Shawl (please do follow the link and see the big reveal if you haven’t already!).

The big cat was not amused.

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“I can’t believe it’s that time again already.  Where’s that kitten?  Isn’t it her turn?”

Don’t worry, all hats were washed and no cats were harmed, other than dignity, during the course of this post.

Here are three hats: the fourth was finished after prime daylight hours.

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“At least she’s not making me try them all on.”

The three shown are from my “Grow With Me Baby Hat” (free) pattern, and the fourth one is a K2P2 ribbed hat, a la the Toe (Cast) Sock.

Speaking of the Shetland Seas Shawl:

my folks stopped by yesterday afternoon to drop something off on their way somewhere, and I dragooned my father into taking a couple quick shots of the shawl outside, in working shawl position.  (I was all ready, as I wore it to church that morning.)  So here it is, in the wild.

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And later I went to try to experiment with standing on a stool in our upstairs bathroom.  With rather amusing results, at least I was thinking so at the time.

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Knitblogger contemplating camera, or "Is this thing on?"

I am editing my expression as it may tend to incriminate me

I am editing my expression as it may tend to incriminate me

Is this camera pointed anywhere near the mirror?

Is this camera pointed anywhere near the mirror?

Maybe I’d better work on my mirror technique a bit more….

10 responses to “Weekend (Knitting) Update (or, Not More Hats, say the Cats)

  1. The shawl is beautiful, Cathy! Great job! I especially like the color variations.

  2. It’s gorgeous!! The colors work beautifully. Congratulations.

  3. Just stunning! I can’t say more! There aren’t words for it.

  4. No matter how you show it off that’s one beautiful shawl!

  5. The shawl looks fantastic on you! Nice work.

    I wouldn’t leave it where the cat can get it though. He looks like he’s plotting revenge.

  6. The bathroom shots are funny! And the shawl is GLORIOUS!

  7. It looks beautiful. Good work! I’m doing my best to get mine done this week.

  8. Again, your shawl is beautiful! And I love the word “dragooned”.

  9. The shawl is perfect. And your cat is patient. Mine, not so much…

  10. The shawl is absolutely gorgeous! Those colors are so, so beautiful and the pattern plays them up perfectly.

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