February 16, 2004

Much better

Tigger’s crinkliness is much reduced, and he’s back to his normal energetic self. His infirmity drove me to work very hard on his kitty bed, though, out of guilt and pity, and I finished it last night. This is what it looked like pre-felting. I put it through three cycles in the washer and then blocked it on a very large pot and left it to dry:

bedblocking.jpg

The end result, revealed today, was this:

beddone.jpg

There are no pictures of Tigger in his bed, because he has not deigned to step into it yet. I think I tipped my hand by showing it to him too enthusiastically; now he’ll have to wait a while before he investigates it, just to demonstrate his independence. But I’m pretty confident he’ll like it.

My other two projects didn’t progress much this weekend, because of my detour into felting, but I’ll be getting back to them now. I’m starting to get impatient to work on the body of Rogue, so I’m trying to speed through the stocking stitch portion of the second sleeve. At least I can work on that while reading.

No other news - although I had intended to, I ended up not leaving the house today, and it’s Reading Week at UofT, so Mark didn’t go in either. We made some yummy avgolemono soup and Greek salad for dinner - a very summery dish to eat while watching a hockey game! And that’s all the excitement around here.

Back to work. Until tomorrow!

Posted by Aven at February 16, 2004 11:12 PM
Comments

Nice! I didn’t know what to expect as I have never lurked on a knitting blog but I have to say, it’s more exciting than it sounds to a non-knitter. Hooray for Tigger — he’s got some nice digs! Thanks for the snaps from Friday — doesn’t Suz look sweetly victorious? Yep, I sure was feeling better a little rough Saturday but well worth it. Look forward to seeing you guys again on Saturday (we’ll have to keep the Leafs-Habs game on:)) Go Leafs!

Posted by: Ieuan at February 17, 2004 09:36 AM

What a killer bed! Steve and I were talking about his first knitting project…I see a kitty bed for the boys in his future!

Posted by: Anita at February 17, 2004 10:31 AM

Beautiful bed for Tigger! I’ll wait patiently for a picture of him in his new bed, cats are so different from dogs about those things.

Posted by: Patty at February 17, 2004 11:23 AM

Hi — just cruised the whole blog up to date - it’s so interesting I may have to make it my home page! — though parts are still mysteries. For example, I seem to be able to add comments in the archive section (like this — I did add quite a few here and there), but not the main page section. Some arcane knitting secret I have yet to unwind….
love, Mom

Posted by: Mom at February 23, 2004 02:56 PM