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Alice in Hamsterland January 19, 2004

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Siriusonloose
No gratuitious kitty photos here. In this allergic household, it is all about the hamster and fish. Here we have Sirius Black atop Alice Starmore’s Na Craga from Aran Knitting. I have been working on this for a while. The front and back are finished. Unfortunately, I screwed up a cable on one of the sleeves. With my mothers help, we tried to drop it down but it looked terrible. So I had to rip it out.

Here is another photo of Na Craga. I am knitting it with Cascade 220.

Nacraga

Perched on the fishtank, is a scarf for my kindergartener. It is just a ribbed scarf in Colorado Yarns Knitaly. I hate this yarn, it is snarly and nasty. But it is machine washable. Both Cameron and I needed immediate gratification so there was no holding out for Mission Falls 1824 Wool. If there is enough yarn left over, I hope to make Cameron a Half-Ribby Cap.

Scarftank

We got the fishtank this summer after my daughter won a feeder fish at a carnival. It hasn’t been a nice tank lately. Lots of death. We don’t know who is doing all of the killing. Everyone looks guilty. But in the last week and a half, we lost a beautiful Golden Ram (Dory), a hardworking albino sucker fish, named Whitey and an orange molly–either Fred or George.

I will end with my favorite Alice Starmore sweater from Vogue Knitting ’94. My mother knit this for me. I haven’t quite mastered two-colored knitting. Alright, I am not even close.

Memasw

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5 Responses to “Alice in Hamsterland”

  1. mom Says:

    So sad about all the death in the fish tank, I do hope they’ll play nice together from now on.

    I love that FI sweater, I wish you’d worn a turtle neck under it, you know me and neat necklines.
    LOL,
    Mom (aka Suerowal)

  2. Linda Says:

    Love the Na Craga – I have gratiutous cat pictures up, soon to be followed by gratuitous gerbil pictures and then fish too : ) Have you tested your water or is it violent death. I love the Cascade 220, but I need a swift and a ball winder to use it more frequently. I am not patient enough to wind balls by hand.

    Anyway – Just keep Knitting – Just keep Knitting, Knitting, Knitting (in memory of Dory!)

  3. Dava Says:

    Beautiful work on Na Craga. Sorry to hear about the fish; keep an eye on that hamster!

  4. Rachael Says:

    Na Craga is stunning! Are you kidding? You don’t think you’re that ready for Starmore colorwork? If you can do na craga you’re TOTALLY ready. Sez me. 🙂

  5. annie Says:

    Hi- I was just referred to your site by Kerstin from “At My Knit’s End”. I just started Na Craga, and I have to say yours looks amazing! I love the color. I am doing mine in Plymouth Galway Heather in charcoal grey. I finished the ribbing and just completed four rows of the charts. Question: Several of the charts are 4 rows and 1-2 are 8rows. I assume I just repeat the 4row charts twice and work the 8row chart once. Then repeat, etc.? Is that right?
    Any help would be appreciated 🙂


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