FO by Sally: weeny soakers

Well I’ve still been really slack lately on the knitting front, but I am having my anatomy scan tomorrow and if I find out what colour to knit then I might get more enthusiastic!

In the meantime, E has been asking for me to make a soaker to fit her furreal kitten, one with a hole for a tail.  I mumbled that I’d do it and then promptly forgot about it, so Super Auntie Sally stepped in and whipped up this cute wee soaker in next to no time!

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Its a punk knitters one that she has done on DPNs, and of course has a suitable hole for kitty’s tail.  Its purple cos E loves purple, and I suspect that it is actually Woolganic merino so Pippy kitty now has a very comfy and warm bottie!

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When Auntie S delivered the wee soaker, E was so happy that Super Auntie sat down and whipped up this wee cutie for Duckie:

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Duckie has featured here before, and is only 4 inches or so tall from toes to head, so this is one tiny soaker!  Again punk knitters style (I think!) on dpns, and Auntie S has even picked up stitches for the leg cuffs, which turn it into a weeny pair of shorties!

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FO: Treliske booties

Ta daaaa!  I actually finished something and it only took me a week!  Ok so most people would probably knock these out in a night or two but I’m only knitting in short bursts.  These are nb size in Treliske organic merino, using the same Shepherd pattern booklet as for the lace and cable booties below (same basic pattern but the non-fancy version).  The ribbons are just for the pic (even though they look totally wonky!) and cos I wanted to see them “finished” but actually I will crochet a couple of chains because ribbons come undone too easily.

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My kitty

I know I haven’t posted in ages, its because I haven’t been doing anything remotely crafty and have been lounging about with my nose in a book for the last month.  Well in several books really, I’ve been speeding through heaps lately!  Firstly it was the Twilight series which was ok but not good enough to make me a Twilight groupie, and then I picked up the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris and got well and truly hooked on urban fantasy.  Then it was the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs and I’m now just working through the last book of the Cassie Palmer series by Karen Chance.  I can thoroughly recommend the books by the last three authors – I found them way better than the Stephanie Meyer books!  Then again they are written for adults, not teenagers, and aren’t all angsty teenage love and whiney teenage girls (hands up who found Bella incredibly irritating?).

Anyway, back to the crafty stuff.  Happily, last night I picked up the needles for the first time in weeks and cast on some bootees in Treliske organic 8ply merino.  Hopefully I’ll finish the first one tonight and then I’ll feel all motivated again.  I did need to find some motivation again because I’ve got an autumn baby to knit for!

In the meantime Mum has been busy making a costume for E, who has been obsessed with cats of late – well it makes a change from birds!  A while ago she borrowed a cat costume from the local toy library and she liked it so much that Mum decided to make something similar.

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Posing with some friends:

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Holding her tail:

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