Thursday, 22 February 2018

Cats!


After I lost Oscar I didn't want to replace him for a long time but I do miss having a cat. 

My daughter was the same after her cat Zara had to be put to sleep. However she decided she would get two rescue kittens and here they are, Ginny the tortoiseshell & George the ginger tom.
                                     


Claire bought a sort of  tree house for them & below George is coiffuring his tail in the top section. The cushion needed to be covered so I made a cover & then crocheted another multi coloured one to go on top. George laid claim to the top of the tree!


It has a lower crescent shaped section & Ginny seemed to be relegated to it. I made a cotton cover but shrunk from doing a crochet one.


Eventually I gave in & made a crescent shaped one. Not exactly perfect, I had no pattern. 

As you can see below it was an instant success & was much appreciated by Ginny!


 Mostly I have been knitting & crocheting with the charity craft group. I like knitting these as they can be made so quickly & look so sweet.


It's hard to believe but this wool we have been using is really cheap and it's lovely quality. We've been getting it from Poundworld I think, I always get mixed up but I think Poundland do wool too. It's only £2 for 3 balls, amazing quality.


I'm still struggling on with the gansey I'm ashamed to say. I'm blaming the bad light as it's very difficult to knit navy wool in artificial light. I make too many mistakes! Also the fact I hate doing circular knitting. I'm on to the sleeves now & have had to abandon the circular needle & go for a set of aluminium couble pointed needles which I can manage a little better but I still don't like thid type of knitting. Would have been much quicker to just knit the pieces separately & have seams, I never mind sewing things up. Also you can hide the ends of the wool in seams much easier! 
Now the days are getting longer I'm going to have to do more or pardon the pun I'll miss the boat!

3 comments:

  1. A friend of mine encouraged me to get a second dog. Slim seems healthy still at age 12, but the day will come when she will leave me. I could never replace her so if I already have a second dog, I won't be lonely so now I have this young girl Frankie who keeps me and Slim on our toes. Oh yes, what if I go before the dogs? Well I have promises that both dogs will be loved and cared for by certain family members.

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  2. You Do beautiful work, we had a sweet cat for many years.
    Just couldn't replace him.

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  3. Oh those sweet kitties...I love Ginny. My cat 'Violet' is so spoiled and loved to pieces! Your baby things are so so lovely. I just know if I could see your gansey sweater I'd be so impressed.

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