Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Knitting resumed!

My wrists have sufficiently healed to let me sew and knit again! Yay! The craft room is still a mess, so I've only sewn some napkins for a friend, but I managed to finished some socks I started a couple of months ago.

Yarn - Sock Hop yarn in Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Pattern - my own, generic 56 stitch cast on sock

I've been coveting this yarn ever since I saw it on January One. I might be a little late to the game, but these are the squishiest, funnest socks I've made. I love the fact that the striping changes almost every row.

I've also finished a sweater that had been languishing a while, just need Rob to take some photos... I'm trying to finish up some UFO's before I get started on anything new... and do I have a ton of UFO's! So embarrassing. So to completely change the subject, let's talk about the cats!

They've really enjoyed the new place, even if Unki keeps crashing into the walls because of the hardwood floors. They love to sit in the windows and enjoy the fresh spring breezes.

Speaking of spring, there are mystery flowers everywhere I look! Is this an iris?

To round out the randomness of this post, I wanted to share how big Unki has gotten over the past three years.

This is when we first got him. So cute! So small!

And this was last week.

No wonder my wrists hurt!


caitlyn said...

Yay, I'm glad your wrists have healed! The socks look great -- I love the striping.
Unki *has* gotten really big!

MinaG said...

Has it only been 3 years? You haven't changed a bit, but Unki, whoa!
Cute socks!

Sea said...

Yes, that is an Iris. Welcome back to knitting. Glad your wrists are feeling better. :)

SJ said...

No wonder your wrists hurt -- you've got to stop picking up that enormous cat! ;-)

jennifer said...

while he is still super cute - unki was the cutest kitten!!


Rebecca said...

love your socks. that colorway is brilliant!

Courtney said...

awww, look how he grew! he's such a handsome man!
love the socks, the striping is awesome.

Robbie said...

Unki is my husky boy! So glad you are crafting again.

yaiAnn said...

Yay for healed wrists!

Liz Harvatine said...

I love giant cats!

goosefairy said...

oh my lord! now that is some hunka cat.

goodkarma said...

Chunka munka.

Either Unki has gotten larger, or you are shrinking! Maybe that's why your wrist hurts. You're so tiny now, even the most mundane task is insurmountable! hee hee.

Adrienne said...

It's a Pacific Coast Iris, most likely a cultivar, but the latin name is Iris douglasiana, and they are originally native from Santa Barbara into Oregon, where they overlap with Iris tenax.

They grow in bunches, which is how you can tell this one isn't a dutch or spanish iris.

Agnes said...

OMG! What did you feed your cats? Unki is HUGE! Or is it just the angle of the picture?
Congrats on the wrist recovery.

Anonymous said...

Siberian iris...and what a big baby you have, he's handsome!

Diane said...

Mari, I went to Linnet and I love it! I love simple clothing and linen! I'm stuck with my sock pattern with is also a 56 co, but the instructions are very wrong for the heel...can you share you pattern. I'd love to finish these. Thanks.