Sunday, December 21, 2008

The BadCat Second Annual Holiday Contest!

It has been some time since I put up a "regular" post, so please bear with me while I catch up (only slightly!) I finished several new things in the past few weeks, which I can't share yet, but here is what I am working on now. I am spinning and swatching. These are skeins of lace-weight, drying on the radiator. I am going to cast-on tomorrow...
Here is one of three swatches. I liked the center on this one, but the rest didn't thrill me. I have heavily modified it.
Here you can see the fiber and spindle I have been using. The solid colored fiber is some merino/silk I had in my stash. The spindle is a Tom Forrester.
The dyed fiber was a gift I won on Spindlicity and is also merino and silk, but I think has more silk than the other fiber.
This is where the fiber came from and it is delicious.

So about this year's contest...
I have a brand-new Party Pooper, just waiting to go out into the world. If you would like to win him, here is the plan:
Leave me a link (in the comments) to the most amazing, fiber related pictures you can find on the web. They don't have to be brand new. They just have to be cool. If you live in the USA and I like your link the best, I will send you the party pooper. If you live far away, and the postage is wonky, I will send you a PDF pattern instead! Here you can see some pictures that my brother-in-law Ken sent me, to start us out. Be sure you leave your email address with your comment. If you are a "no-reply" blogger I will not be able to contact you, even if you post my favorite link!
These are Telephone Sheep designed by Jean-Luc Cornec. I love them...

Happy holidays, and knit on!


  1. Those sheep are hilarious! Thanks for the pictures :)

  2. Here to start you off from: which leads us to my favorite fiber hats:

    I too like the center of your lace design!

    sulitk at hot mail dot com


    This ENTIRE site is my entry! lol She has the most incredible old pictures of fiber-related things. I love almost every picture she posts but my most favorite is probably the "Racka Ewe" which you can find by a search of her site!

    email: dfuller55 at verizon dot net

  4. Love the sheep! As I was searching I found this site and thought it would be fun to "tag" something in my town :)


  5. Check out this artist! She mends spider webs!

  6. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  7. Because I was bored at work today...Here are a few more...
    1. Tartan Sheep -
    2. SheepScape -


    Love this site!
    Andrea in Virginia

  9. Scroll down to the Sheep Chair!

    (I'm supposed to be cooked for dinner tonight. I'm obscessed with knitting :)

  10. Loved this idea of really being able to count sheep when I'm trying to sleep and can only think of knitting:


  11. Hi again, my latest issue of Anna magazine just arrived - featuring an interview with this artist who creates pictures out of thread spools. Check out the Mona Lisa here:

    There is a link to more pictures at the bottom of the page.

    Even though this is amazing, my most favorite is still the spider web repair I submitted earlier!

    gjabouri at

  12. I enjoy
    It's a rug!