Monday, January 22, 2007

Weekend yarn

A knitty weekend. On Saturday Cambridge KTog had its monthly afternoon meeting at Grads Café - there were 18 of us in all, the highest number I've seen! We more or less took the place over... Various people there including Becky, Lyndsey-Jane, EJ and Jo; EJ, Jo and I dropped in to see KTog founder and organiser Rosie (who was working) on our way to a wine-bar afterwards; returning from a 2pm knitting meeting at 7:30 felt pleasantly decadent... And it's always good to know that Little Sainsbury's on a Saturday night is as hellish as it ever was, Sunday opening or not.

On Sunday I spent most of the day dyeing yarn - more pics this evening, once I've wound things off into skeins again; the one above is a skein of nylon ribbon which came out duller than expected but very nicely... the struggle with ribbon is always how to stop it turning into a mouse's nest.

And speaking of which: every night I stretch out the nice soft crocheted doormat; and every morning it's turned into a Nest. If I made another one of these and put it somewhere which was actually comfortable, i.e. not right in front of the back door, what are the odds that Amelia would use it as a bed?

5 comments:

Ali said...

Ooh... the colours of that ribbon yarn are gorgeous! What have you got in mind to make with it?

Liz said...

It might turn into a scarf; it's more likely to go on sale at the Textiles in Focus event at Cottenham near Cambridge (Feb. 16-18)...

Wibbo said...

I don't think Amelia would bother with the doormat if you moved it! Cats love inconvenient places - Flossie sleeps on the carpet right by the front door and gets frightened to death every time the doorbell rings ;0)

Whirly Sue said...

ZILCH!

Kittes are contrary nesters,

I had to go three rounds with Nimrod to gain possesion of my handbag, full of lumpy uncomfortable keys, purses hairbushes etc this morning!

Will he sleep on his hand knitted cushion in front of the fire......


Sue
xxx,

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