Wednesday, October 12, 2011

seeing stars

I am still slugging away at my 'Grille No. 4' star motif for the 'Traditions renouvellés' blanket.
Of this 'Grille No. 4', the pattern says, you only need to knit 4 pieces. I find the star is the less appealing one of the bunch and that is why I decided to get them out of the way first.

I have been knitting every spare minute for days...double knitting means you knit two pieces for every one. That's 8 bloody stars so to speak.

...just casted off the last one a minute ago and went to peek at the pattern again to see what's next...only to realize I was suppose to make my 4 stars each a different colour combination. Shit la merde.

So much for that happy dance I scheduled for 4 pm...

They say bad things come in threes....I should be clear now.

1. R.I.P Mr. Frank the cat. The kids found him dead at the bus stop. I had to peel him off the pavement and I feel really bad because I was the one that thought he should go outside and get some fresh air. He is a barn cat and has been running around for months unscaved coming in and out of the house at will.

2. Unrolled my knitting needle case for packing my 2.75 mm Dpns for my trip to Monteal and inside the fold of fabric was a big Mama Spider and her Egg Sack...YUK! The babies obvisious died when I scraped them off the fabric. I'm a little nervous about Karma now.

3. And now,  knitting Grille No. 4 has gone awry. All for nothing except for the first one.

Is it the Full Moon or what?


Hilary said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Frank the Cat!! :( :( And how frustrating about the stars. Do you HAVE to make them different colors? I think the black and white combo is pretty cool...

I truly cannot wait to see how this blanket turns out. I remember when you first started it and my jaw dropped at the sight of the pattern.

P.S. Your hoodie from a few posts back is gorgeous! (I went back to work and am SO behind on blog reading. :( )

nicole said...

Ooh, so sorry about your cat. And the spider story? YUCK indeed!!! Hope your weekend goes better!

Aline said...

Thank you for your kind thoughts. I guess we were not meant to have a cat. It never works out. It's been a rough time lately. Must be better soon! :)