Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Short update

This last week has been a long one. Roseann and 2 of her girls arrived with the 2 kitties on the evening of my birthday. I fed them KFC and we chatted about the kitties, who were in no hurry to come out of their little caves. By the time they left Mittens had a safe spot behind the washer and Blackie preferred the space under the old recliner. Her's a pic of Roseann & the girls.

Blackie now comes to visit me in my room and the bedroom. Tonight he even came to see me in the living room, with Alex and a few of the other kitties present! Blackie is making good progress. Mittens... well she tries to remain invisible still. She loves the attention she gets when we dig her out but as soon as the preliminary euphoria passes she spooks & runs. My safe places are never good enough for her. All the kitties are still pretty spooky so we just keep trying.

To keep my sanity I knitted the first of a pair of IOU (from Christmas) socks for Alex. I prefer 2 at a time but don't have a cable long enough in this needle size. Will start the second one right away! These are in Wildfoote hand painted in the Bluegrass colorway. The pattern is Ann Budd's Diagonal Rib socks.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day & Birthday

Happy Mom's Day to all the wonderful Moms, Grandmoms etc. who read my little blog! Hope you all had a wonderful day!

Tomorrow is my birthday so today has been rolled together with tomorrow. I don't mind so much but I can see why Christmas babies feel sort of cheated. Anyway... at 7:30am, the middle of the night for this old night owl, the doorbell rang and there was our old family friend, Sam, with 3 grocery bags full of goodies for me. A gallon jar of pickles, a half pound Hershey bar with almonds, some movies and more, and a darling little bunny.

Alex surprised me with my favorite sugar free chocolate turtles, a beautiful German chocolate cake and a gorgeous cake dome to keep it in. I've always wanted one and last March we gave the same one to his sister for her birthday. He must have seen the wistful look on my face, bless his heart.

Here's my handsome hubby, Alex.

And here is little Penelope (Penny) watching all the goings on from her safe place on top of the refrigerator.

So it has been a good day. Tomorrow our pride of little lions will be joined by 2 grown kitties that need a new home. The family who are forced by a heartless landlord to give them up will be staying for dinner so it should be a nice evening. This lady is a friend from another group (Treadleon) and she has been to my house before. So I am honored to be chosen as the new family for her 2 very loved kitties. I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow. But they can be seen here.

Good night friends!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Camisole almost finished

I've been knitting this camisole for my very shapely 18 yr young niece. I used KnitPicks Shine Sport in the color Coral (her favorite). It's "almost" finished because I'm not sure the straps are right. I'm hoping she will come soon to try it on and we can get it fitted properly. Anyway, here's a preliminary picture of it.

I haven't finished off the ends on the straps so it will be easy to undo and adjust. I don't think I'm going to add beads, unless she really wants me to. I would need to go find some pearl drops.

That's all for now. Must... cast... on....