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Fresh From the Needles-Wednesday

June 29, 2016

So it might be a slight misnomer calling one of these projects fresh from the needles, but the name is just too catchy not to use.

Finally, I have finally finished a project. Mind you both it’s a smaller project, but I am going to take this wins and run with it, because trust me when I say there hasn’t been a whole lot of wins happening right now. However, I know that you really just came for the photos so let’s get to it.

I have a “newborn” vertebrae completed for a newborn-ish nephew. He’s coming up on four months very soon and so I feel calling him a newborn is quickly falling out favor. Regardless, I had decided to knit up not one but two presents for our newest tiny human to join the family. The first completed one was knit on slight larger needles, and made slightly larger even more so in an attempt to actually have it fit him for at least five seconds before he out grows it. Fingers crossed for me, okay? (The second project is a blanket that has been plodding along at a slow pace, I ended up deciding on worsted weight, which also means larger needles. Fun fact larger needles are not nearly as easy for me to work with over longer stretches of time. So the blanket it still a WIP, but I am over halfway at least.)


This was exactly one skein of Knit Picks Felici in the Rustic Cabin colorway and I actually ended up having to cheat just a tiny bit and grab some miscellaneous orange I had on hand to finish up the sleeves. It’s more noticeable from the back.

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I realize the lighting is different, this one was taken after it was done and before I was able to block it. The Giant assures me the orange doesn’t stand out nearly as much in real life than it does in this photo, I can’t say I am completely convinced, but it will have to do. Like I mentioned above this was knit on slightly larger needles and made slightly larger through extra raglan increases followed up with a longer body and a longer hem.

I don’t know about anyone else but I find that I have to put at least another inch or so on hems for tiny humans so it doesn’t do that annoying flip up because of the stockinette portion. Do you ever get that?

One last point of note. Yesterday marked the two year adoption anniversary for our fluff-ball Toby. Since we got him from a shelter, no one was quite sure on when his birthday is, so in addition to celebrating his adoption we also celebrated his birthday. By celebrate I mean he got an extra treat (the other boys only got one instead of Toby’s two.) So now our little guy is now 5(-ish) years old. I can safely say that adoption/rescue of all of our cats has been the best decision we’ve made. If you are looking for a furry(or not so furry) friend to bring into your life I urge you to consider adoption.


I always liked the little saying, “Who rescued who?” Because at the end of the day, they saved us just as much as we saved them.


Until next time, happy knitting, crafting and all the other things you might be up to.

  1. Looks amazing

  2. what a lovey cat. 🙂 Shelter and rescue cats are the best. We got our current ones as babies from the shelter, so they don’t really know how rescued they are (they think they are princesses) but our other girls all knew that they were blessed to live in this nice place with a roof and food and warm beds. And doting humans. 🙂

    Sweater looks very nice, don’t fret about the orange. 🙂

    • Thanks for the comment. I will say the two boys we rescued as kittens, probably don’t remember their old life, but Toby definitely seems grateful.

  3. The orange is noticeable, but it looks like it’s a design feature. So you’re good. 🙂

  4. Our cat came from the shelter at 6 months and has been a real joy. He is so loving and good!

    • Glad to hear things are going so well. There was an adjustment period for sure with Toby, he was a little less socialized than our other cats, but for the most part now he is the perfect little gentleman.

  5. Missy's Crafty Mess permalink

    Love the vertebrae. What a sweet kitty you have

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