On checking my Ravelry patterns – http://www.ravelry.com/designers/sylvia-leake – I realised I’d managed to design, knit, test knit, photograph, write up and publish 15 new knitting patterns last year! Starting with ‘A Badger Blanket’ at the beginning of the year, which was actually designed and made at the end of 2016. So here’s the round up:
A Badger Blanket
Woolly Snowflakes Hat
Woolly Snowflakes Cowl
Woolly Snowflakes Hat and Woolly Snowflakes Cowl patterns (both Toddler to Adult sizes)
Love Cats on a Hat
Prowling Cats Cowl
Floral Flutters Cowl
Laurel Baby Booties
Laurel Baby Hat
Laurel Baby Booties and Laurel Baby Hat
Snugly Sheep Baby Blanket and Snugly Sheep Cushion Cover
Woolly Sheep Mittens
Woolly Sheep Cowl and Woolly Sheep Mittens
Reindeer Baby Hat (to match my Reindeer Booties pattern designed in 2012!)
Winter Robin Hat (Baby to Adult sizes)
Textured Diamonds Cowl
Having been away from blogging for a while, an update is needed
- The youngest, having hit 18, is not now as helpful with writing and uploading posts
- Basil is STILL on a diet!
- The household has inherited another cat – Smudge
- Basil is put out
- The Knitter is still knitting
- The Knitter has had to master blogging
Inspired by the arrival of autumn, my latest project is these cute ‘Woodlanders’ Swiss darned onto fingerless mittens. The mittens are knit flat, which makes adding the motifs a lot easier before sewing up the side seam. Check them out in my shops (see sidebar).
This shockingly hurtful diet that I have been put on still continues. I was hoping that it would just be a phase that my owners were having, they saw me getting a bit podgy and cut down my food. Little did I know that these small rations of biscuits that reach my bowl in the morning were to stay. I look pleading up for more but, no. The response I get is “No Basil. That’s all for now”. Ha! They said that a few months ago. When will this dreadful diet end?!
Moving on to more pressing matters, Halloween is approaching! Time for those incredibly annoying trick or treaters to pay us a visit. I am to be awoken from my cat nap every 5 minutes to cries of “Trick or treat!” Noisey children, cruel diets and The Knitter constantly snapping pictures of me, oh its a hard life!
I will leave you now with this particularly threatening picture of yours truly, this will scare off those pesky trick or treaters!
The Knitter gets the camera out – I pull my most threatening yawn
That knitter is designing yet another creation. However, whilst enjoying my nice afternoon cat nap I was rudely awoken by the sight of dog booties! To let her know what I thought of this I showed my boredom. I’m hoping for a nice pair of cat booties to join them, who would want DOGS?!
*yawn* I've had enough of this, dogs?! Its disgraceful.