I haven’t done all that much knitting lately, as the title suggests it has been a really bad week. Before I get into that, I am going to mention that I am updating my Ravelry page with the finished information for the micro fibre tank I finished last week. I’ll post the finished object photos at the end of this post, to hopefully leave on a positive note.
I know I JUST introduced my furbabies in this post, and if you are friends with me on facebook you will know what happened. August 19th, Wednesday, Chloe had a major cardiac episode and passed away. She was only 5 years old and not sick at all. It was very sudden and left us devastated. She was my little knitting buddy and will be greatly missed. I went back and forth about if I should or should not say something on the blog. If it was appropriate, etc., but I was listening to a podcast today and the podcaster said that these podcasts, blogs and creative things we write are like chronicles of our lives and essentially our creative process.
Chloe was always on my lap when I was knitting and was a bright spot in my everyday life. She was forever chasing yarn and doing battle with my knitting needles. She especially liked biting the cable of my circular needles if I ever left them out. I am really going to miss those little tooth marks.
Now for the positive note I promised. I finally got around to taking a few finished object photos. After blocking the fabric grew a little bit so it is a little bit big. The microfiber ribbon is a little bit heavier than the yarn the original pattern was for as well so when I bend forward the fabric shifts a little more than I anticipated. It’s not indecent or anything, but it’s an unsettling feeling to have the fabric shifting around you like that. I think I might try to attach it from underneath to prevent the material from moving around quite so much.
I wonder if I throw it in the drier if it would shrink up a bit. I don’t think it will though because it is a synthetic fibre and not anything natural. It’s very cool though. When I went outside to take the photos it was very cool and I could feel the wind going through the shirt. I could imagine it would be very pleasant on a summer day.
Aside from this shirt I’ve started a couple new pairs of socks, but haven’t really worked very hard on any of them. The triathlon was this past weekend and I’ll be writing about that tomorrow.