Friday, February 23, 2007

Frisky Kitties

I've been taking breaks from working on stuff to take down and pack all my knitting machines. Baby steps you know, 15 minutes at a time? Well, they're finally all cleared out and I vacuumed my room today. The kitties have been spooked by all the changes but tonight they were delighted with the new space and feeling frisky.So I started waving around one of their favorite fishing poles and Merlin just started being SO cute! He has the cutest face when he is trying to be fierce!

His eyes get all wide and bright and his ears and whiskers are forward focussed. Adorable!

And then Rufus had to come see what all the frivolity was about and had to get in on the action.

Couldn't catch him in mid leap, darn it! And when he sees the camera he always gets this "What?" look on his face. But he was having fun, honest!

Well, back to work. Seeya later! :o)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

It's February???

Wow! I can't believe it's the middle of February already! I spent January racing a knitting deadline. Got that done and discovered I have another one in mid March. But I long ago blew a deadline on the last round robin and the very nice quilter waiting for it has been so understanding and kind. This one has been SO hard!!! And if I try to rush I make the dumbest mistakes. Once this is finished I think never again. I have too many things I need to get done. For the first time in my adult life I have too many knitting UFOs!

I took down all my knitting machines this week. The poor things just aren't being used and take up so much room. And I need to set up my quilting frame and eventually start quilting a top that was given to me last year. The only reason Mom let me have it was that I promised to hand quilt it.

Anyway, I really apologize to what few readers I have for being silent for so long. I can't post pictures of the knitting-for-deadline projects because they will be published in 2 new books by Sirius Knitting (Laura Andersson) and of course she doesn't want to give anything away. As soon as I make some good progress on the round robin I'll try to come up for air and take some pics. I am dying to see how mine turned out but I can't open the package until I send this one to Judy. So you KNOW I am not procrastinating!

See y'all later. :o)