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melannen ([personal profile] melannen) wrote2017-05-23 02:57 pm

Knitting project!

I finished knitting my first sweater! It's a lopapeysa (= sweater knitted out of loosely-spun unplied Icelandic wool, usually knitted bottom-up in the round with a circular yoke and patterned stranded colorwork.)

Here are pictures of my beautiful models!

a very grumpy cat wearing a beautiful wool cat sweater

a different cat in the same beautiful cat sweater flopped over with her legs straight out like she is petrified

(Sorry about the photo quality, I promised them they would only ever have to wear it long enough for one good picture each and then my camera's phone app kept freezing and I felt guilty.)
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[personal profile] lilysea 2017-05-23 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Serious question:

are the cat jumpers for style, or because the cats get cold?

Or are you knitting them for
- prematurely born kittens
- Sphinx cats
- sick cats?
cathexys: my kitten sleeping on the keyboard (emmy)

[personal profile] cathexys 2017-05-23 08:36 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG I'm not a clothes on animals person, but these sweaters and your cats are the cutest thing ever!!!

Also congrats n the knitting!!!!
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[personal profile] umadoshi 2017-05-24 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
SWEATER ON KITTIES. ^_^ (Poor kitties.)
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[personal profile] fuckyeahseb 2017-05-24 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
I enjoyed the pictures! So, thank you for sharing them.

Did you enjoy knitting the sweater? Is it something you would knit again and in a larger size?
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[personal profile] staranise 2017-05-24 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
Did you... did you knit your cats boleros?

Were you recently escorted at a social function by a well-mannered but slightly bored-looking man named Ivan Vorpatril?
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[personal profile] vass 2017-05-24 09:55 am (UTC)(link)
That colourwork is great, and I'm impressed with the sleeves (and, okay, with anyone who can knit a sweater in the round. Or knit a sweater full stop.)
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[personal profile] cesy 2017-05-25 11:20 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] erinptah 2017-05-26 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
I'm so happy to see these grumpy, grumpy kitties.
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[personal profile] alatefeline 2017-06-03 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
KITTY SWEATER KITTY SWEATER KITTY SWEATER *inaudibly highpitched squeeing*