Sunday, November 11, 2007

Harley's Project

Some cats seem to be fairly dexterous with their "hands," to the extent that you wonder if maybe they could knit, if they just had thumbs. Simon and Charlotte were both like this. Harley, though, doesn't have this talent. However, she has recently discovered that she can open the accordion door into the laundry room

Harley opening the door

It takes her so long, though, I always want to help! Note that in the picture above she's gotten the door open; all it would take would be one good pull...

What? You think I'm almost done with this project?

I was more successful in finishing my project. Or maybe half-finishing it, since I just have one mitten completed.

one finished Bus Stop Mitten

I'm thrilled with it! (In the picture, my hand is bent back -- that's what's causing the bagginess above the wrist.) When I have it off, you can see the the stranded pattern pulls in, but, on my hand, it looks fine. Part of the beauty is the way the Poems yarn very slowly moved from pink to lavender, but I think my little bit of colorwork is nice, too.

I'll cast on for the second one tonight, but first I need to work on Honeybee.

And now I'll step up on my soapbox for a moment:
Twig mentioned how some Ravelry forum posters get ugly when talking about designers and publications. Like her, I think this is really unnecessary and wonder why people do it. Are they really this unpleasant in real life? Or are they naive enough to think that they're anonymous or that no one will see their post? If that's how you feel, check out the comments on this post of mine from just a few days ago. A Google search led this guy to my account of how I got the mini-CD out of my iBook. I'm happy I could help him, but this experience really reminded me that even my little blog isn't invisible and even non-knitters might find it. Remember -- don't post anything you wouldn't want to appear on the front page of your favorite newspaper!


Unknown said...

Hee hee - Chaos is very good at getting accordion doors open - sooner or later Harley will learn that the key is to pull in the middle. That's why I have bungees on all my closets...

I know what you mean about people not really thinking about how they aren't anonymous online. Remember that famous New Yorker cartoon ("On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog.")? Well, now they can google and find out you're a dog, what breed you are, where your IP address is based, etc.

Anonymous said...

Awww, what a pretty mitty! You're so very knitty. And that's a pretty kitty! Gosh, aren't I witty? I wish you still lived in my city! Although I know things at your old job were kind of gritty. Which really was a pity. I'd better stop now before someone gets snitty. ;)

Anonymous said...

The mitten is awesome!

I'll never understand people being just big haters about stuff they don't like. It's okay to not like certain designers styles or whatnot but there's no reason to be ugle about it.