Category: Kate the Kitten

Finishing Party

Thank you so much for the kind comments on the Picovoli Dress! 🙂 I decided that it doesn’t matter whether I get a medal or not, I’m just so happy with the final product. 🙂 Annette wore it to church yesterday, and the dress got so many complements. Of course, they were probably just being polite… 🙂 But I’m happy nevertheless.

Speaking of finished things, I have some more FOs to show you! No, these are not recent FOs, but I don’t believe I’ve shown them here.

First, meet Kate.

Kate the Kitten

This is Kate the Kitten, aka Kitten in breeches. You might remember her from such knitting magazines as Knitty winter 2005.

Pattern: Kate from Knitty.
Yarn: Elle Pure Wool DK from Lincraft in Orange, Regal (purple) and Hot Pink, 1 ball each. Plus some scrap black yarn to embroider the eyes and nose.
Needles: 4mm DPNs.
Started 26 Dec 2005, finished 1 Jan 2006.

Then, there’s the Kiri Shawl.

Kiri shawl

Pattern: Kiri Shawl by Polly of All Tangled Up.
Yarn: Jo Sharp DK Wool in ‘Lilac’, 300g.
Needles: 5mm circulars.
Started August 2005, finished 17 January 2006.
Modification: I did only 9 repeats instead of 12, because I was running out of yarn.

I finished knitting Kiri back in January, then blocked it while we were on holidays in Canberra. (Hubby objected to me blocking the shawl on our bed or on the carpet, what with the hundreds of sharp needles required. So I brought it along to the holiday, using the spare bed to block the shawl. I don’t know what I’d do if I make another shawl… Go on another holiday perhaps :))

I love this shawl, it’s just so pretty. And yes, blocking lace is just magic. What looked like a bunch of tangled up dental floss was transformed into this beautiful lace, with pretty scalloped edges. I love it.