Friday, April 24, 2015

FO: Chiral

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I already talked a bit about this project, but with all of our duck-wrangling from the past few weeks, I didn't have time to get it photographed!

What started as an experiment in lace turned into a functional, interesting piece of knitting - my favorite kind. The natural bias of the fabric folds down into a big, squishy shawl collar in the back, with a deep, curved shape in the front. It's a clever little thing, despite its simplicity. I'll be working up a pattern for it soon.

More details on Ravelry here.

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In other news, both Monsieurs Squishy and Pooper are doing just fine, but have advanced into Rattie Old Age, which means lots of antibiotics and frequent vet check-ups. They're both back to their cranky, exuberant selves, but it's been an interesting few weeks.

Also, pro-tip: if a rat refuses to take her medicine, try putting Hershey's syrup on it. Yes, even if the meds taste like chicken. No, I don't understand it either.

Happy Friday!
<3
Cory

5 comments:

Kat Riddell said...

Glad to hear the ratties are doing better! I really love this cowl-it looks substantial without being bulky, and I really love how the fabric behaves :)

Bekah said...

That's awesome 😊 Looking forward to the pattern!!

Also, that photo of your rat is adorable!!

Woola Oops said...

Pretty color and pretty knitting indeed ! :)

Tahnee said...

Beautiful cowl, I love the way it naturally sits around the neck. And glad to hear your lovely rats are doing okay. I have an oldie dog myself, which also needs some extra care. But it is also very gratifying to take care of senior pets in a way.

Andi G said...

So happy to hear the little loves are doing better. :)
The cowl is stunning and appears cloud-like!