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Project Spectrum & Other Knitting Content May 14, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — crazymonkeycreates @ 3:49 pm

My green for this month is already done. I started on Friday, after I spent a total of 64 cents on 3 skeins of Cascade 220 and a 60″ long Addi 10.5 needle (eeew, addis). Yes, you heard right. I had filled my Llama Store “Rockstar” card, and had a $40 credit, and found the 64 cents in the bottom of my purse to pay for the ‘overage’.

I just don’t have a picture yet. It was felted yesterday, and I believe it’s too small for the cat I was knitting it for… it’s a felted mobius bowl/cat bed thingy from A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting. The “large bowl”/”small cat bed” one. Without fringe. I used a total of 1.5 balls of Cascade 220 (in a beautiful heathered green). I may have enough yarn left over to knit another, if I’m lucky.

It’s probably because I don’t “control” the felting process. I throw the object into the washer with 2 pairs of jeans (now I will call them my felting jeans, because both are unwearable as-is — Ben’s pair has the pocket almost torn off, and my pair got eaten by my bicycle). I love the fabric that comes from the felting (or more properly “fulling”) process, but I don’t have the patience to try to make something come out perfectly. I felted this last project while planting flowers in the front of the house. If it’s not big enough to put a cat in, so what? I enjoyed making the mobius band (with the exception of the miles of applied i-cord, although the final effect of the felted applied i-cord is AWESOME). I’m guessing I now have a cute bowl I can throw my ipod, badge, etc. into, but that will only be confirmed if said cat doesn’t try to curl up in the felted greenness.

I started the 2nd mobius cat bed (“rose red”, with 200 sts in the Mobius Cast-On) last night with a skein of Big Kureyon and size 13 Crystal Palace bamboo circs (55″ long). I ordered them both from One Fine Yarn, and was rather pleased with their service.

I also bought 4 skeins of Kureyon, and I’m going to pair them with grey (which I bought yesterday with the “appreciation gift” my knit group gave to me for allowing them to make a mess of my house during Dye Day (I love my knit group, and they didn’t have to do that, really)) to make another of the large cat beds, if I’m pleased with how this one turns out.

I like the mobius cast-on. I like knitting mobius bands. We’ll see how well the kureyon color shifts work on it, I guess.


2 Responses to “Project Spectrum & Other Knitting Content”

  1. Maus Says:

    Ahh moebius and Kuryeon, what a wonderful combination. Love to see a picture of it! I felt uncontrolled too and most of the time it comes out right. Can’t open my frontloader during wash, so there. But I also only have to run one short cycle to have things felted to the max, just have to remember to make a size larger for slippers and such. Would you be willing to let me borrow one of your cat beds for teaching a moebius class in the fall?

  2. Crazy Colorado Knitter Says:

    I need to be home tonight to take pictures. I’ll be happy to let you borrow any of my mobius projects. I have a feeling they’re going to continue to be terribly addictive.

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