>Knitting content + some horrible news

>Finally some details of what I’ve been doing recently. Firstly the headband which I started when we were on holiday:

Molly's headband
Red headband

Pattern:Molly’s Headband from Interweave Knits
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton DK
Amount of yarn used: 31g
Needle size: 4mm
Started: 14th August2006
Finished: 24th August 2006

This should have only taken a couple of days but I’m still knitting the boring Poncho from baby cashmerino 2 so it didn’t get my full attention.

Next up another of my own design mobile phone covers:

mobile phone cover
Zebra mobile phone cover

Yarn: Opal Rainforest Zebra
Time taken: 1 day
The pattern is here. I changed this slightly as the cast off is too girly for the recipent & instead knitted 3 rounds after the eyelets & then did the stretchy bind off that I used for my Oriel toe up socks. It’s going to a friends daughter who shares the same birthday as DD but is 3 years older. We went to their house yesterday for a party & had a great time. She’s a bit of a goth but has lots of zebra accessories in her bedroom & very usefully, the same phone as mine so it was easy to make again. So I had to cast on last night & made sure that I used black yarn for the cast on row so that it centered the stripes.

When I started to recover from being ill I played around with the fine-spun mohair that I bought when I visited Crookabeck Farm:

Beaded rib sock
Fine-spun Mohair Beaded rib sock

Pattern: Beaded rib from Sensational Knitted Socks

However I’m not sure about it so have halted its’ progress for now. It’s beautiful yarn & is very soft but I’m not sure if I want fluffy socks & I think they might be too warm to wear. What do you think?

So I’ve now started something else:

mystery project
mystery project

Now for the horrible bit. Our friends 17 year old cat was torn apart yesterday morning by a dog. Mossup didn’t stand a chance & died of his injuries. The dog was on a flexi-lead & the owner had walked behind a row of houses into an area which is a dead-end & she had no reason to be there. The police are interested as the dog was leashed but clearly not under control. IMHO it should be destroyed.