Wednesday 18 February 2009

Chrissy's Cat

chrissy's sweater cat

I just had to post a picture of the cute Kitty knitted by my mate Chrissy from the Borders Knitting Group. It is a test knit for Elizabeth Jarvis, [otherwise known as BettyKnitter on Ravelry]

Chrissy is at College studying knitting and textiles stuff, and produces some lovely tomte pieces. She brought Kitty to our group last week to show. Veronica had an amazing gnome she had made from the Alan Dart book [forgot my camera on Monday, so this is a picture of a similar one from the Internet] I do have some remarkably talented friends!

Unfortunately, due to the Credit Crunch, Borders is shutting at 9pm on Mondays now - so unless you get to the group promptly, you don't have much knitting&nattering time! Morag, whose Mum is Swedish, said these gnomes are called Tomte. Tomte were believed to take care of a farmer's home and children and protect them from misfortune, in particular at night, when the family were asleep.So now we know!


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