Friday, 9 November 2007

Tiger feet....

it didn't dawn on me until after I had photographed this - I should have put something beside it to show size comparison: it's a baby sock, about six months' size. I made it as an experimant, based on a pattern from 'Vogue: On The Go! Socks Two' in the hopes of making some more, and donating them to Lothian Cat Rescue to sell to make some money for them. I thought I could label them as 'Tiny Tabby Feet'' or similar....appeal to cat people(being one myself lol)

Unfortunately I'm stuck on having only made one at the moment - hopefully will get some more done! I thought that 'wee tiger feet' might be something which would be a fundraiser.

I used a set of ebony dpns which are lovely(they are only 10cm long......I still can't 'think ' in centimetres, and when I ordered them, didn't realise quite how short they were - they're actually marked as 'glove knitting needles')

Anyway, size 2.5, using Opal Tiger. The needles themselves are lovely, and really nice to use for such a little thing - the difficulty I had was that some of the patterning in the wool was quite dark and I found it hard to see. So, when I make more - and I intend to! - I'll use 2.5 Addi circs......been converted to circs since I made this anyway..but I do like the little ebony needles. They do feel very comfy to use.

The maker is 'Susanne's' and I got them from scottishfibres.co.uk, who are lovely to deal with - friendly and helpful and have lots of knitting and spinning goodies. Well worth a look.

And on that note I am off to dig out some 2,5 circs and start tiger foot 2......

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Aw, cute and little.

catmum said...

love the tiger sock! I made jaywalkers out of Opal Tiger, and also some tiny earring socks. I am always on the lookout for sock yarn that will purrfectly duplicated my two calico catgrrls. It must having pooling, and a little bit of angora or mohair, I think!d

Anonymous said...

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Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

I got my tiny rosewood dpns from Scottish Fibres too, and they are lovely to deal with, I agree. Have moved on to a circular and Magic Loop now, but your description of your little ebonies gives me the urge to get some! And I love that Tigerbaby sock - must get some of that yarn and make babysocks just like it!

Knitman said...

I just thought you or your partner were very small....