Sunday, September 28, 2008


The tortiouseshell is Juliet, she was born around May 1st. The gray Abysinnian mix is Kayla, she was born around June 1st. They came from a cat rescue group a town away from mine. I had printed about 8 or so kittens and 1 cat off of Petfinder and started poling my parents, my cousins visiting from VT, some co-workers. It came down to the two above, my father liked one, my mother and I the other. I went to meet both and bring one home. I figured I would pick the one that seemed to like me. I couldn't decide and the workers thought maybe two would be better as they may leave the 15 year old male cat alone. So, they both came home. This was on September 2nd and there was much hissing, growling and spitting during the first 24 hours. Now, they sleep together. There is still some fighting, but they clean each other and tend to play with each other and leave the old cat alone. The dog just ignores them. The old cat hasn't been feeling well and I am glad they leave him alone. The vet doesn't know what is going on with him but we are working on it. They have both been to the vet and Juliet had quite a time with some conjunctivitis but is now fine. They will both be getting fixed in November and are now very sweet. My parents love them.

Other than that, for knitting, I am still working on a scarf for the Red Scarf project as my lunch knitting. I have started another Bainbridge for my mother as she liked the first one I made. I may donate mine to her church fair.

The work knitting lunch went well. Two people wanted to learn and one already knew and she came and practiced some more. Two were crocheting. The 78 year old male came and knit along with us. He is from Ireland and has always told me stories of knitting as a child. He wore the hat I made him to the lunch. Other than that, the rest of the people just ate and talked. One that wanted to learn has since gone out and bought a learn to knit book and more needles and yarn as she is determined to master it. We may do it again in a month or so.

I have found a few sweaters I want to make for me and have even bought a button/yarn for one and buttons for another. I have to find the perfect yarn for that one. I even found yarn in the stash for another sweater I like. Now, I just have to finish my nephews and get more done on my mothers.

I do have one more project on the needles but I will have to post a picture and explain it in another post. The story is too long to add to this post.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


The hat is another Dean Street Hat, this one for my father. The scarf is a Bainbridge Scarf that I saw on a blog and had to try. I have already cast on one for my mother as she liked it.
Also on the needles, are the two sweaters that haven't been touched in months, 2 shawls that I have worked a little on and a few others that haven't been touched. The work project was the hat and is now a Multidirectional scarf for the Red Scarf Project.
I have been doing a bit of shopping and have 2 sweaters planned for me plus a bunch of gifts that I want to get made.
I have finally been getting to knit a little at home and will explain that in another post. Tuesday a lunch, I am teaching a knitting class. It is mostly a bring whatever craft you do lunch along with knitting lessons for those that want to learn. I think there are nine of us who are going to gather for lunch. Should be interesting.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Ravelympics - a partial success

Well, it has been a hard few weeks since Olivia passed away. Thank you for all the comments.
I lost all desire to knit at home and my Ravelympics projects languished. I had signed up for 3 hats and ended up finishing two by knitting at lunch at work and at my parents cottage on the weekends. I went to the cottage earlier each week as it was too hard to be at home. The third hat is still my lunch at work knitting. I have a few co-workers wanting to learn to knit so the last week I have been encouraging one of them at lunch. We are off of our summer hours and back to an hour lunch this week so a few more may come up to lunch to learn to knit.

These two hats are the One Day Beret out of Lime Blue Malabrigo for me. I made it with the most slouchiness but you can't really see it in the picture. The blue hat is a Dean Street hat meant for my nephew but it looks too small so it will go to charity. It is also Malabrigo. I had forgotten that I bought yarn/pattern at MA Sheep and Wool to make him a hat so I will have to knit that one for him for Christmas.

The good new is that I am off tomorrow and am going to visit two little kitties that I found with a rescue group on Petfinder. One is about 9 weeks old and the other is about 14 weeks old. They are both little girls. I have a 15 year old male at home so will only be getting one but I want to meet them before I decide which one is the one. I have spent the weekend at my parents cottage but also shopping for new kitty items.