I hope you were't expecting a historical thesis on Napoleon here....well, I knew you wouldn't be.....while I'm knitting along I thought I'd share this photo of the new kitten next door! Napoleon!
He was rescued from the barn at about 7 weeks of age, and happily converted to being a house cat in a matter of hours!
My neighbour and friend Terry needed to wind some yarn (you see, I am converting her) and so I offered to bring my swift and ball winder over to make short work of it! Napoleon at first did't like the big twirly thing and hid. Eventually he came out and became fascinated with it. By the end of the 20 skeins that we did, he was crying between skeins because the twirly thing wasn't twirling any more!
He was pretty tired after all this and promptly climbed on the couch for a nap -- you know how kittens do it -- nails out, climb up the side of anything handy!
Alcea Update --
Well, I've done the underarm shaping -- put 8 stitches at each underarm point on a spare piece of yarn, and cast on 10 steek stitches (2 edge stitches and 8 steek stitches to be precise) for each armhole opening. I'm decreasing one on either side of the armhole on the next row, and following 3 alternate rows -- so that a total of 8 + 8 = 16 stitches have been consumed at each underarm for shaping.
When I've finished the next motif, I'll be able to show you this ok?