Sunday, June 18, 2006

Sewing and a bit of Knitting

Isabelle's scarf is finally finished. It has sat in the pile of UFO's since I knitted the other 2 birthday scarves for her friends. I sat in bed last night with Isabelle beside me, (yes her cough and runny nose have returned from kinder) and as she fell asleep I finished up the scarf. I used 2 balls of Cha Cha yarn and 1 and 1/2 balls of white crepe yarn which I have had in my stash for about 10 years. I do not where I got the Cha Cha yarn from last year, but it is a bright pink and white fluffy acrylic yarn, and is not itchy or hard. Isabelle likes it, even though I could have made it a bit thinner, and added some length to it.

I also finally took a picture of the back of Paul's jumper. I have not cast on for the front yet, yes I know slack, slack, but I was busy yesterday trying out the pattern for the Point Kitty, which Hilary of Wee Wonderfuls has made. I did not like the sewing up of this little cat, but after she was stuffed, she looked quite cute. I only got to sew some eyes on and tie a red ribbon around her neck, and Isabelle had claimed her for herself, thus naming her Little Red Riding Cat. I don't know where she got that name as I have never read her that book, but it makes me laugh anyway. I will try to borrow her sometime today to embroider on the nose and sew on the stripes on her back. Isabelle does not like the stripes on her head, so we are not adding those. Hilary makes wonderful little toys on her website Wee Wonderfuls which is listed on my sidebar. By the way, can you see Daisy curled up on the chair behind Little Red Riding cat. This is her favourite place to sleep, because the sun shines in here in the morning, and if she is not annoyed by anyone she will sleep here for most of the day. So that is it for today, off to cast on for the front of Paul's jumper, and try to make Isabelle more comfortable. Hope you all have a lovely day.


ferg said...

Next time I have my machine out I must have a go at pointy kitty. It's gorgeous. Up early and off today, back on line on Friday. Have a good week, Cheers Gillian

Meaghan said...

Hi Sue

Love the cat!


Corrie said...

oh I've just saved the pattern for my mum to make up -shes a much better sewer than moi! love the cat, no wonder she's already been claimed!!!

jane said...

Cute cat!! I want to knit a toy. Jane