Friday, April 24, 2015

FO: Chiral


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.


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!


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 :)

Unknown 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!