Monday, May 12, 2008

A new Sweater

Thank you for the nice comments about the Chaton Minet basket.
There were a couple questions one pertaining to the basket the other to Miche.
I just want to clarify that the basket is knit using 2 strands of the yarn held together throughout the pattern.
As far as Miche is concerned, we think he is about 2. Miche actually became our cat thanks to one of my customers at the store. He somehow had ended up on her doorstep. Her older cat really did not share her joy at finding a kitten, so she asked me if I knew anyone who wanted a kitten. We did! Miche soon came home with us, and got his name in memory of the cat my husband grew up with. He is the sweetest, and smartest cat. He rings a bell to go out, and says hello when he is on the wrong side of the door, and he is a shameless purring machine enjoying every moment

Being done with the basket, I am off to knitting another project. This time it is a sweater for my husband. I picked Cascade 128 Tweed in a lovely rusty color. It will be knit in the round,my favorite way to knit sweaters. I have a design in mind. I want something simple and masculine and at the same time interesting.
I have cast on, and the edge is's on to the design!


Anonymous said...

Hi Caroline,
This comment is actually about the baby bootie pattern to use up small balls of yarn. I have made three pairs of the booties, two for my niece who is expecting twins any day and one for my neighbor who is expecting a boy. I love the pattern, but I have made a change. At the end, I do one more decrease row to make a slightly smaller opening. I then weave a coordinating ribbon around the opening and finish it with a bow. I also have knit three little caps to go with the booties to make a set. The response to the booties has been fantastic. Everybody loves them. Thanks so much for the pattern and the inspiration.

Emily and I send our love to you, S, and the rest of your family. Petaluma isn't the same without all of you!
Laura R.

Wool Winder said...

Just got back to the computer and I'm excited to see the cat basket is finished. It turned out even better than I imagined. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!