Sunday, October 11, 2015

Doctor Who Scarf.

My son wanted a Doctor Who scarf. So here it is. I have actually never watched the series so I had to troll through Ravelry to find examples. According to my son, there are also different scarves for different seasons of the series. This color arrangement is from season 14.

I used size 10 needles and cast on 50 stitches. Then I just knitted every row, following the picture. I have to admit that I don't like fringe on scarf, and I especially don't like it on this scarf, but my son said it was important. It's all a matter of taste, I guess.

Also my son is in Los Angeles. I am not sure he really needs a scarf for anything more than style. But I guess that's also a matter of taste.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Velociraptor at the Vet

Today is the day that is pure dread in our house. I had to take Neko to the vet to get his shots.

Now you are in trouble when you call for the appointment and the receptionists say, "Oh yes, we remember Neko." These people see hundreds of cats a year and yet Neko stands out in their minds.

I sent the carrier on the table and it shakes back and forward -- a la the opening scene to Jurassic Park. After all, he is the velociraptor of cats. Someone in the back room calls out: "Shoot him! Shoot him!" Of course, they were actually talking about his rabies and distemper shots. I don't know why they even give him a distemper shot. It's not like we would notice if he had distemper.

Anyway, he is fine and has recovered. I look forward the carrying of the grudge.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

No, I did not fall off the face of the earth

I know, I know. It has been months since I have posted. I realy don't have an excuse other than my job takes all my energy and time. Then I spend the rest of my time and energy knitting. So I promise to try to keep up better now that things are calmer at work.

So here is what I am working on now. My son wants a Dr. Who scarf and this is the beginning of it.  I have complete about 10 feet so far and have about 8 feet left to do.  I have never actually watched any of the Dr. Who shows, but there are pictures all over the internet, not to mention Ravelry. (My ravelry name is KniceKnitties in case you want to know)

I hope to post pictures of the stuff i have done over the last several months as well. I am starting to work on Christmas presents (i.e., the Dr Who scarf). I have finished a pair of felted slippers and very pleased with how they turned out. I can't believe it is already October with one 2 1/2 months left.  I have too many things to do.