Thursday, June 9, 2011

idea one


I mentioned at the beginning of the month about the half dozen design ideas in my head, that I was going to try to get them knit, written up and published. Part of my "New Moon" resolutions, you could say. Now that the Brigitte sweater is too big and unwieldy to lug around for travel knitting, it's time to make a start on the smallest and simplest project.

Idea one is a cat mat worked in double knitting from bulky acrylic yarn. I've looked through dozens of patterns but none was exactly what I wanted. Instead I thought double knitting would create a thick, lofty pad that should be warm and comfy. So this project is on the needles now with the pattern tentatively named "Spenser" after my first cat who was adopted from the Toronto Humane Society many years ago. Sounds like a quick project, right? It should be, once I learn how double knitting works.

3 comments:

MarkWWNB said...

A fitting tribute to the beloved "Spunky Kitten", all 20 pounds of him!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Ooh kitties could really sink their claws into that one!

Louise said...

Sounds like a great project. You will get the hang of double knitting in no time. Have fun!