... can’t remember when I heard that expression for the last time, but that's what describes the first days of 2016 best: they seemed to have had even less hours than normal and were over in a glance thanks to friends visiting, work that had to be done immediately and a sick cat. Klecks has got a nasty ear inflammation and all of you who have pets know, how much it makes you suffer to see your pet suffer. So it has been a week full of visits to the vet, cleaning his ears, giving him his medication and hours of cuddling to make him feel better. And I tell you, in the beginning the real challenge was the cuddling, because boy, that pus in his ears has quite the smell… no wonder that Klecks’ nicknames these days is Stinky Cat ;-) Which he, btw, doesn’t mind at all because it’s the tone of voice that counts and the fact that he gets pampered.
Anyhow, you can imagine there wasn’t much time for knitting or any other crafts. But I can share a new design with you and actually the design brought the expression ‘at a rate of knots’ to my mind. It’s a sock pattern that is included in the latest Knit Now magazine and the pattern name is Knots. Cables run down the front and the back of the leg and they seem to meet and form knots, so the name was easily found.
My prototype was knit in Knit Picks Stroll Tweed and I really enjoyed working with this yarn. And as you can see, the recipient is enjoying the fact that he finally got the socks I knit last April already.