Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ollie's Baths

No. No, it's not a typo. Ollie had two baths. Unfortunately, my camera batteries were completely dead but if you've ever seen a wet cat...well...then you know how it looks. Rat with a wider face and chunkier paws.

I was in the kitchen, and heard a quick splash. I went into the bathroom to investigate, and found that my BIL (visiting from out of town) left the lid to the toilet open. Ollie has had a pretty keen interest in the toilet, and he found out that there is water in there! He was sitting on the window sill, wet from the chest down and dripping all over the place. He was looking very confused.

He then had a quick wash in the sink with some shampoo. Good thing that fluffy kitten fur dries super fast! He was completely dry in less that 1/2 an hour.

Knitting? What knitting? What lace shawl? Oh! That one, well....oh, gotta go....!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Work in progress

The Swallowtail is going slowly. I'm nearly done with the Budding Lace portion, but I'm dreading the rest of it. I have to finish by June, do you think I'll make it? Probably not, if I don't get going soon!

Fetching. The second pair I've made. These were in Dream in Color Smooshy. It's lovely yarn, but I was shocked the ombre pooled! I think they look fine, and will give them as planned. I modified the pattern - I added a repeat to the wrist and the end.
Having made them twice, I'm a bit tired of these now. They are quick and easy gift, so perhaps the fall will have me digging up the pattern again.

I always thought that fingerless mitts/gloves were pretty useless, but since making them I have learned otherwise. They are very cozy. I probably won't knit them for myself, I didn't even have a scarf for myself this year and my hat was machine made. Oh, well. I like to share the joy of my handknitting even if that means I don't get to wear it!

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Well, after a surprisingly calm and tear less discussion, in which we nixed all Star Wars names as well as any overly cute or sweet names. We have decided that he is an Ollie, named after the character in this book.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Our new little grey kitten

Here he is, all cute and fluffy. He's been tearing through the apartment today attempting to play with Cupcake, and annoying the other 2 cats a great deal. He's been running around so much that when I do pick him up it doesn't take long for him to fall asleep in my arms. Which isn't cute at all....

He doesn't have a name yet. We voted for Sparky, but C2 was not at all happy about that, and C1 was hoping for an Ewok name.

Voting resumes tomorrow, after a good night's sleep and breakfast.