Despite the disgusting heat of late, there has still been lots of knitting going on in this house. I finished up yet another pair of shorties for Piper because, well, someone left a couple of pairs on the floor in the bathroom and our sweet little kittens who sleep in there decided it was a great place to pee. I promptly chucked those shorties out without a second thought. So not worth trying to get cat pee out of them when I can just as easily knit up a new pair or two. These were knit in Malabrigo merino in natural and I think praline.
Speaking of stains, if you follow me on instagram I am happy to report I got the worst of the lipstick stains out of my white coverlet (again. yes, it has happened more than once, more than three times now in fact). I used dishwashing liquid and ran it through a cycle three times, followed by a good long day in the hot sunshine to try and further fade it out.
A bunch of little hats to re-stock my wee shop. The ones on the left are from my Autumn Candy pattern, and the ones on the right are from my Elf Knots pattern. I love knitting up hats and do it almost every night. I know the patterns inside and out of course so it’s easy to switch off and let my mind wander and relax while I work.
Maddy finished up her little kitten a week or so ago. It is tiny and adorable and she plans to make a bunch more. The motivation is there, but the lure of summer and playing has kept her distracted from it most days, not to mention accidentally leaving her knitting bag where small hands could get into it and pull yarn from needles so she had to start allover again. Frustrating for her, but also a good lesson in remembering to put her things away properly too. Maddy began another one just this afternoon, this time in creamy white alpaca/wool, a present for Piper for her birthday.
Another little toy that I used my bunny pattern for. I changed some things, tweaking a bit here and there, but in the end I far preferred my original versions. I spent a whole night just looking at this one and then throwing it back in my knitting bag, only to take it out again and toss it back over and over getting more and more frustrated. I can’t quite put my finger on what I don’t like about it, other than that I’m just not satisfied. Is it the face? The ears? (which I deliberately made much smaller, and in a different manner). I don’t know.
The second ball next to it is the start of another toy, something for Piper for her birthday. Good thing she is too little to have any clue about it, since she happily crawled into my shot to check it out (kittens too, I am pretty sure they can smell my knitting because I can almost guarantee that wherever I am knitting, there kittens will be also) .
Just because she’s cute. And loves her Mama’s knitting.