Sunday, September 03, 2006
Medieval Black Sideways-Knitted Top
I knitted this in about 4 hours from start to finish. It's from Rowan's Big Just Got Bigger, knitted in Chunky Print, 8mm needles :).
The whole top is knitted sideways, with leather thonging through the back, so it's quite medieval and unusual. The thinner I am the better it looks, however. It doesn't really suit a chubbier frame!
It's washed fairly well, a little bit pookie but not too bad.
I would model all my garments but I'm home alone at the moment, except for Meg WHO BROUGHT A MOUSE HOME AT 1.30AM A FEW DAYS AGO.
I was asleep in bed and woke up to hear scuffling noises. I knew it was the cat and got up to check she was okay. When I got downstairs she was on top of the beanbag, trying to get to something that was behind the beanbag.
I pulled the beanbag away from the wall, expecting to see a large house spider (which we get plenty of in August), and instead there was the sweetest little black mouse. Of course Meg instantly jumped on the mouse and got hold of it in her mouth!
I impressed myself by quickly assembling a glass of water to sprinkle on Meg (in the hope she would let go of the mouse), a cardboard box lid to put between Meg and the mouse when she put it down (she growled at me when I tried to take it from her mouth), and some tissue paper to pick up the mouse once I'd managed to separate it from the cat.
It took a few attempts, which ended upstairs, but Meg finally put the mouse down and before it ran off again I placed the lid between them and picked the mouse up in the tissue.
It was completely fine and ran off into the night when I put it outside in the garden. For two seconds I considered keeping it as a pet for me and Meg but I don't know what mice eat and could envisage a kind of "There was an old woman who swallowed a fly" scenario developing in reverse.
The back of the garment: