Monday, December 12, 2011

The Cat Always Wins

After two times through the washer and dryer, my wool dryer balls were sufficiently felted and ready for their second layer of yarn:

Dryer Ball Cores, after felting
wool dryer balls (to be used in place of fabric softener; see this blog for details), shown atop my Seersucker afghan-in-progress

For the second layer, I'm using Lion Brand Alpine Wool, a chunky roving that's supposed to felt well:

Dryer Ball, outer layer

Minutes after I sat down to wind the Alpine Wool around the three balls, I was interrupted:

Please Put That Yarn Down and Pay Attention to Me

I Command You to Put That Yarn Down

Snickers Wins

A surprise lap takeover, deftly executed by Snickers! Much purring and petting ensued, and eventually I was allowed to resume my work.

Dryer Balls, ready for second felting

I seem to be drawn toward this tealish-blue color lately. The dryer balls are almost the same color as a hat I cast on last week:

Dolan Beret, in progress
Pattern: Dolan Beret by Leah B. Thibault
Yarn: Quince and Co. Osprey in Bird's Egg
Needle: US7 16-inch circular

Worked at four stitches to the inch, this hat goes very quickly—it should be done and on my head soon.

3 comments:

KnitNana said...

{wiping the Diet Coke off my monitor}
I <3 unfocused the nose-in-the-camera shot!!
Snickers is such a beauty...how could you NOT pet and smooze with her?
The hat is adorable...off now to check out the dryer balls.
(((hugs)))

jeni said...

Fantastic!

KPiep said...

I have a very similar cat problem...