I do knit sometimes, really, I do. Only not so much this season at the circus. I don’t know why- I usually accomplish a lot while I’m here. Of course, sometimes the accomplishment is more in the nature of discovering that no I can’t knit something that way but I could start over and do it the way the pattern says to do it another way.
Anyway, last year, I completed a scarf, a hat, knitted both fronts of a sweater and 1/2 a sleeve, and made about 2 ft of progress on my endless scarf.
This year I have completed this:
I also started this:
Then there is this monstrosity item which I somehow agreed to, in part, because the person who asked me to do it thinks I am some kind of knitting guru. (You can stop laughing now, OK?) This is what I get for preaching the glories of knitting even if I am flattered.
So what is it? It’s a leg warmer for a cat or more specifically, a leg warmer for an actor in the show Cats. Only my gauge came out a just a bit different from my swatch. Instead of fitting the 16″ around leg that it is meant for – it measures more like 21″ and well, this circus doesn’t really have any elephants. At least, none that are performing in Cats. (There are sometimes a lot of large elephants lurking in the room, being ignored, but that is a whole other matter)
I am now going to attempt a feat of daring do and steek it. Yes, I am going to stitch up either side of the middle, cut it in half and make 2 arm warmers out of it. Then I just have to knit 2 new properly sized leg warmers before I leave on Wednesday. I can do that, right? I’m a knitting guru.