I’ve spent many long moments staring into the lovely green eyes of my cat Sketch, and recently I noticed how beautiful his green eyes and orange nose fit with the colors of his fur.
Sketch is so handsome!
I decided to make a trip to my local yarn store to see if I could find a these colors and knit something with them.
I wandered around for at least twenty minutes, dealing with the usual problem I face when I try to do a color-inspired project like this: when I could find a good green and orange in a specific yarn type, they wouldn’t have the brown and beige. And if I found the brown and beige, they wouldn’t have the green and orange. I considered mixing yarn types, especially after I discovered the perfect cat nose yarn:
This yarn screams “cat nose.”
Finally I noticed that both of these lines had some good combinations:
Selection of cat colored yarns
I was going to settle on the Cascade 220 on the right because it had the dark brown that the other lacked, and even had it in the basket:
But then I found this Rowan Lima and decided I wanted to knit with that instead.
Final Selection of cat colored yarns
So I’m not sure what I’m going to make with this yarn, but I’m leaning toward a hat with cat ears. I’ll keep you posted. 😉
If you’ve spent any time doing art or crafts you’ll know what I mean by “potentialities” when you look at this picture of Fetal Yarn. I call it that because it is yarn that has yet to be born as Something (other than yarn).
Could it be a sweater? It’s a little thick for that and there’s only enough for a baby sweater. That would be one sweaty miserable baby in a thick wool sweater. So no.
How about a hat? Potentially the same problem…the hat would be too hot unless you live in below freezing temperatures.
What about mittens? Maybe, but there’s a lot of yarn here for just one pair of mittens and I’m not sure I want to make two or three pairs.
A purse? Yes! That is my plan for this yarn. But will it survive the knitting gestation period to be born as purse, or will I change my mind along the way, as I have done with knitted projects before? [link] Only time will tell.
I’m a serendipitous knitter, free to change a project into something new if my original intention doesn’t work out. Here I’ve got a pair of pillows that were not originally intended as pillows.
This first one
was originally supposed to be vest. Then I realized I couldn’t steek this yarn, so I decided to make a skirt instead. Soon I realized I didn’t want such a busy pattern on my back side. So it became a pillow!
Next I started to knit a scarf
but I soon got bored with knitting this made-up fair isle pattern and realized I wasn’t going to have enough yarn for a scarf anyway. So it became a pillow. This one is full of buckwheat hulls and lavender so it can be heated. It has a pretty obvious mistake in it, but who cares. It performs its function and I love it.