Sunday, 12 May 2013

The Cats Are Out Again


I never took the time to get some photographs of my huge felted cat sweater. Well, here it is having a stroll with me on a beach near by. It really is nice to wear - but it has absolutely no figure flattering elements. A good thing that I do not have to go on a cat walk. LOL!!!

When I knitted this I used too large needles, knitted a size too big and ended up with a sweater that was twice as big as the felted one in the photos.

I can not find the photo taken before felting. But is was huge.

The pattern is from the 90´s when sweaters were supposed to be a little tent. So, I stormed into my LYS and asked for help.

They found out that I should put it in the washer on 30 degrees and it worked. Half the size and useable for outside walking in early spring and autumn.

I knitted with Rauma Finull and Pt2. And used up a lot of stash.

This is from the time when I thought that white is the best color to show off other bright colors. Which is totally wrong. A good thing about learning is that it never stops.

I love the pattern and it makes me smile. That is why I recently made a jacket from the same pattern which is some sizes smaller. And of course in other colors.

32 comments:

  1. Jeg er simpelthen bare helt vild med den trøje, fantastisk skønt mønster som man bare bliver så glad af at se på, men altså vildt den er strikket på pind 2????!!!!!!, sikke en tålmodighed at have

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    1. Tusind tak Gitte!!!! Den er strikket på 3mm, og jeg strikker meget løst så det skulle have været 2mm....

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  2. My 5 year old son is standing next to me when I am reading you blog. His words : 'oh, who is that lady on the pictures with that great sweater? Can I meet her, so I can see her in real life and tell her this cat sweater is sooooooooooooo beautiful and she has to keep it forever. ' (he has great taste :) )

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    1. Oh, thank you. You are so sweet!!! I will keep it forever - your son is so right!!!! Thank you so much!!

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  3. Kjempeflott og sjarmerende genser! Så artig mønster med de kattene!! :-)

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  4. Tovet den virkelig så mye på 30 grader? Jeg pleier å vaske ullklærne mine på 30 grader, jeg. Ullprogram, da.

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    1. Ja, veldig rart egentlig. Hadde den på vanlig vaskeprogram på 30. Ikke ullprogram. Tror det blir hardere behandling og at det var grunnen. Hadde med håndkle også.

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  5. Skøn trøje - kattene er vildt søde og frække :)

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  6. For en kul genser.
    Jeg har begynt å Tove/krympe strikkevenninne ting i tørketrommelen. Da har jeg litt mer kontroll, og kan stoppe i tide. Jeg strikker nemlig oftest for store plagg.
    Rosejakka mi er også for stor, men den vil jeg ha sånn.
    Gleder meg til å se salet ditt ferdig. Det har de fineste farger.

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    1. Tusen takk Sylvia - godt jeg ikke er alene. Det blir som regel for stort eller for smått.... Ja, hold rosejakken som den er!!!!

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful sweater, and I love it oversized, it makes me think of cozy, warm and weekend casual times.
    Your work is lovely!

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  8. This sweater makes me smile! I love it!!! If I had this sweater, I would be wearing it everyday!! ;o) Take care and big hugs ;o)

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    1. Thank you so much Stacy!! Take care - and a big hug to you too!

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  9. Genseren er jo bare så søt, skjønner godt at mønsteret får deg til å smile :)

    Ha en superfin ny uke!

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    1. Tusen takk Desirée!!! Ha en god uke du også!!

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  10. Når jeg tenker etter tror jeg faktisk har det samme kattemønsteret lagret fra 90-tallet en gang. Den gang som du sier, hvor genserne skulle være små telt. Liker nok bedre moten nå, men det var mye morsomme farger og mønstre på 90-tallet som vi nok godt kunne ta frem igjen.

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    1. Ja, et dykk i arkivet er så gøy. Skulle ønske jeg hadde spart på mer....

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  11. Den där är verkligen helt fantastisk, vilket jobb du har gjort! Din Hitchhiker ser också riktigt härlig ut!

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  12. Kunstnerisk
    Awsome
    Tullerusk
    Tiltalende
    Energisk
    Glad
    Eventyrlig
    Nusselig
    Skæyeraktig
    Eelskelig
    Riktig flott genser du har strikket deg. Den var skikkelig festelig. Skulle gjerne hatt meg en sånn. :)))

    Virkelig en genser å bli glad av - jakken også forresten.

    - Marianne

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    1. Hjertelig takk Marianne - for en flott kommentar. Nå ble jeg glad!!!!

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  13. De kattene er så utrolig kule! Godt du fant en løsning på telt-problematikken. :)

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    1. Tusen takk Vibeke - ja, sånne løsninger er gull!!!

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  14. the sweater you make is fantastic!

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