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.
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.
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.