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May 04, 2008

The rabbit strikes again

Having finished Em's jumper/sweater, I'd promised David that I'd knit him a vest. Having nothing suitable in the stash, on Friday I headed down to Daisy Designs in Wollongong to get something. Had a lovely knitting day, and picked up a pile of Patons Jet in green for the vest.

I brought home the nice paper bag full of yarn, and put it at the end of the sofa, ready to be cast on.

I didn't get around to it on Friday night or yesterday, and last night we went out for dinner. Arriving home, we settled in and I realised that I could hear a suspicious rustling noise.

Twinkie had found the paper bag.

No yarn was harmed in this process.

A few labels were ripped, but it's not the yarn she's interested in, thankfully.
Last night I cast on the vest, after making a few adjustments to the pattern. I decided to omit the seams and knit it in the round, which wasn't any hassle, but casting on 192 stitches without twisting them turned into a mini drama, as did the gigantic knot in the middle of the ball.

But all is now well, and the vest is cast on, no thanks to Twinkie, or the knot!

Posted by Donna at May 4, 2008 09:32 PM


Poor Twinkie,

Naughty corner for her.

Love the vest...mmm suggest to my DH.

Posted by: Lorelle Longhurst at May 4, 2008 11:35 PM

the advertures of Twinkie! Was it just the paper she wanted to shread? Sissy shreads magazines covers to wake me up in the morning. that is after almost sitting on my face does not wake me up.

Posted by: KSee at May 5, 2008 01:12 AM

Well... we buns do need fiber.

Posted by: Fiona Bun at May 5, 2008 02:55 AM

Cute Twinkie story. The vest looks nice. I like the color.

Posted by: Suzanne at May 5, 2008 10:16 AM

The pattern looks great and I love the green. Twinkie obviously knows a great paper bag when she sees it and thought it was time you cast on your next project!

Posted by: sue at May 5, 2008 10:38 AM

Oh my, I can't believe the yarn is safe after seeing the bag! Wow!

I really like the vest pattern...wish I could convince my husband to wear a vest!

Posted by: Rose Red at May 5, 2008 12:04 PM

LOL Twinkie REALLY likes paper bags. Does she also shred magazines and book covers?

Posted by: Carol at May 5, 2008 12:23 PM

Naughty rabbit.

But, tell me, what is David doing straddling the arm of that sofa backwards?

Posted by: Ailsa at May 5, 2008 04:53 PM

Rescuing the yarn from behind the sofa, thank-you-very-much!

Posted by: gilmae at May 5, 2008 05:25 PM

192 stitches without twisting - quite a challenge!

What is it with Jet and knots in the ball. I found two within the first 1/3 of a ball once!

Posted by: Katewillknit at May 5, 2008 06:35 PM

Naughty naughty Twinkie! Perhaps a name change to Russel??

I think I would like to knit such a vest. It would go quite quickly. Now to convince the Spunk that he needs one!!

Posted by: amanda j at May 5, 2008 06:38 PM

Ah, perhaps you wouldn't have cast on if Twinkie hadn't reminded you about the hidden bag...

Posted by: Lynne at May 5, 2008 10:08 PM

Ah, perhaps you wouldn't have cast on if Twinkie hadn't reminded you about the hidden bag...

Posted by: Lynne at May 5, 2008 10:08 PM

I hate knots, but have learned to accept they are just part of knitting. You're off to a good start on the vest.

Posted by: Wool Winder at May 6, 2008 12:13 AM

You get so much knitting done! I'm doing this vest for each of my boys - bet you get finished before me and I've nearly finished one of the backs LOL.

Posted by: sandra at May 6, 2008 12:06 PM

Wow, like that vest!! You re so lucky! Fluffa chomps into my wool if he gets a chance,maybe Twinkie is a better mannered girly?

Posted by: cathy at May 6, 2008 05:25 PM

Whoops.. I scrolled too far when I commented, sorry. Anyway... That brown paper bag sure looks tasty through a bunny's eyes!

Posted by: Rachael at May 7, 2008 02:58 PM