Saturday, June 25, 2011



1. The act or product of shortening.

This according to the freedictionary online....

Knitting can seem tricky....all those abbreviations...



psso=pass slipped st over

I invented a new non-standard abbreviation yesterday while doing a particularly tricky bit of fact I can testify that I had an abbreviated arm in a manner of speaking

Henceforth feel free to use the following abbreviation at will...



Hold Cat Underarm While Knitting

It's tricky but it can be done....

Yes, I know I should do a You Tube video but you will just have to be content with a still image

Grand Purl Baa and I had lots of fun celebrating her birthday yesterday (her birthday is actually today)...Amongst others things, we inspected a Boys Town home and shoe shops, we sampled fish and chips....we knitted squares for a baby blanket ....birthdays...birthdays...birthdays....what fun!

I am using Mini Mochi for the squares....isn't it divine?  It's machine washable....80% merino - spun in Taiwan for Crystal Palace in California....and yes, as they say, it is as soft as a kitten...but not as soft as Wes!! I love Crystal Palace's motto or whatever you call it - Straw into Gold....I was only saying to Robbie the other day as we were cleaning out the guinea pig cages..."All this straw... where is the gold?"  I bought Mini Mochi at the wonderful Yarn Over (previously American Yarns).

Grand Purl Baa is using Schoppel Wolle's Zauberball which I really love and was hoping to use for this blanket.I think Yarn Over will be getting some soon too.  The colourway is called Tropical Fish.  The pattern we are following is available for free on Ravelry.  It is called Squares on the Roll by Frankie Brown - but if you love the pattern please consider making a donation to the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

Cats, Fish, Wool ... Heaven.....Happy Birthday Loani!!!


kristieinbc said...

I love the picture of you and your cat! We have a new Dachshund puppy and I am doing the same thing with her. She also wants to be in my lap when I am on the computer. It makes it very hard to type. I love the start of your blanket!

Luvvie said...

Oh Kristie how I wish Wes was my cat. He is, in fact, Grand Purl Baa's cat but he gives me a very warm welcome everytime I stay ! Have lots of fun with your new puppy!!

Grand Purl Baa said...

thank you thank you thank you for coming to play with me.

Thank goodness for girlfwends Oi say.

Got2Knit said...

Just love the abbreviation. When Lucy was alive she would try and eat the wool as I knitted - moving dental floss. I would realize that she had sucked at the wool when I came to a wet spot! My other cats Tosca & Bogart use to try and catch the sewing machine needle while I was sewing. Many a time I had to lock out of the room as paws would get stitched.

Grand Purl Baa said...

Are you there?