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Finished Objects – Kittens

A little finished project – knitted knittens!

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Tell me those aren’t the cutest? My boss in Colorado is a cat person but they don’t have any cats at the present time (multitude of reasons).  So, I knit these kittens with the rationale that they don’t require feeding or litterboxes, don’t shed, are soft to pet, and don’t require care when she’s out of town.  I sent them off to her with some brownies and muffins.  The gray and white kitten is intended to resemble a cat named Jasper she had as a child.  The pattern is for a solid colored cat so I knit the black cat first, then did some experimenting to get the white on the feet, belly (can’t see in the pictures) and face.

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Moving on to the details.

Needle – US 2 or 3 straight needles

Pattern – Kitten Knit Pattern (Ravelry pattern here) from Amy Gaines (AmyGaines on Ravelry). I looked at a couple different knitted cat patterns and liked this one the best.  There are a fair number of pieces (six) – I think the seaming and assembly takes more time than the knitting.  However, it does sit up on its own and the knitting itself is pretty easy.  Pattern is $3.00 US on Ravelry.

Yarn – I knit the black one out of Knit Picks Swish Worsted (merino wool), using the serrano color for the collar.  I knit the gray one out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (blend of corriedale and merino wool), I think in the Lace Ice Heather color, but I’m not positive.  Personally, I don’t think the Wool of the Andes very soft and wouldn’t use it for next to the skin, although the Swish was amazingly soft.  A 50 gram ball of either yarn is 110 yards. I used the following colors: Cloud, Brass Heather, Chestnut, Bittersweet Heather, Firecracker Heather, Pink Posy Heather and Rouge .

I stuffed the kittens with poly-fil and attached the safety eyes and bell.  My project page on Rav is here.

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Finished Object – Cupcakes

A little finished project – knitted cupcakes!

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Tell me those aren’t the cutest? I have a running joke with my work colleague (actually boss) in Colorado whenever you do something well you get a cupcake or cookie.  And we like our cupcakes. So, I knit these three and sent them off to her with a stack of cookies.  I’m fairly certain her husband ate most of the cookies.  But, she did seem to get a kick out of the cupcakes.  From left to right above they’re supposed to be a red velvet, double chocolate and vanilla with strawberry icing.  For anyone wondering about the excessive use of pink (especially anyone knowing how much I dislike pink), my boss really likes pink.  Silly.

Moving on to the details.

Needle – US 4 double points

Pattern – Cherry on Top (Ravelry pattern here) from Happy Seamstress. I looked at a couple different cupcake patterns and liked this one the best.  Once you get it started its a pretty easy and quick knit.  The pattern suggests different colors for different types of cupcakes and the directions are easy to follow. Getting it started (something like three or four stitches on DPNs) can be tedious though.  Pattern is $2.99 Canadian on Ravelry.

Yarn –  Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (WOTA).  WOTA is a blend of corriedale and merino wool. Personally, I don’t think it’s very soft and wouldn’t use it for next to the skin.  A 50 gram ball is 110 yards. I used the following colors: Cloud, Brass Heather, Chestnut, Bittersweet Heather, Firecracker Heather, Pink Posy Heather and Rouge .  The pattern recommends this yarn and the colors it suggests are from this yarn line.  Given how little you use if you have worsted weight yarn suited to this project I would go ahead and use it.

I stuffed the cupcakes with poly-fil and sewed on tube beads for sprinkles.  My project page on Rav is here.
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