Thursday, February 28, 2008

A Kitty Burrito...

Yet another installment in the "Cute Kitty Sleeping" photo series...
Naomi and boyfriend, Anthony, noticed that Beasley was cold a day or two ago, and thought he would enjoy being tucked in. I'm sure he was fine in the donut bed, but apparently didn't mind, as once he was wrapped, he stayed this way for some time!!!

Just wait until I knit up the Bulls Eye Bed from the Kitty Knits book. He should be extra cozy!!!! Don't forget to stop by for the Book Tour!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sunday Funny

My favorite part of the Sunday paper has always been the "funnies." AKA the comic strips. I guess that means I'm not as mature as my age might suggest, who knows?

Anyhow, I was surfing the Ravelry boards this morning, and found a link to this kitty manifesto. It's on the James S. Huggins Refrigerator Door site. Which I'd never heard of, but which has lots of diffferent "goodies." Cat lovers, don't tell your kitties you've read it...that might cause a kitty uprising! Enjoy:)

Friday, February 22, 2008

I know, I know, It's about time!!!

Here's the latest in the photograph series, "Cute Kitty Sleeping." I have a million, but never can resist taking one more! We were snuggling and watching the news last night! I was taking a bit of a break from knitting the handle on Char's purse. Here it is all knitted up (except for maybe 5 more inches on the handle:

Once I join the completed handle, oh, and add the pocket, it's of to the washer for felting, and then I just have to pick a lining fabric and decide on a closure. I'm thinking magnetic snap right now.

I think I managed to get a bit better lighting to show the colors. I'm happy with them, hopefully Char will be, too!

I also knitted up my first project from the Kitty Knits book. This is a mouse from the Felted Catnip Mice pattern. I couldn't wait to go out to buy yarn, so I used some leftover Paton's Classic Merino from some slippers I made a year or so ago.

Here he is pre-felt:

And while drying post-felting:

Sorry for the bad lighting. On the day of the Book Tour, I'll post him in all his stuffed, nose and eye-having glory. He was really fun and fast to knit...all in one piece. It took me maybe an hour or so to knit! Very easy and good practice on some techniques.

I'm so excited just a few days, and Ron is home from Fiji. I have a countdown to his return to the right of the posts!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

Hope everyone will have a wonderful, love-filled day!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Kitty Knits Book Tour...I'm flying solo for awhile.

I'm really excited, as this blog gets to be part of Donna Druchunas' book tour for her new book, Kitty Knits. March 16th I'll have a blog "interview" with Donna, and discuss the book. I'll let everyone know what project I'm working on, and my review of the book, as well. Here's Donna's website!

Milo is voting that I do a bed, because he and Beasley are always in competition for this one:

And of course, no store-bought, fake fleece bed could ever compare to a beautiful, hand knitted one made by his own personal servant! I think he might like it to be a bit bigger, too.

Frosty seconds that:

Methinks the basket is a wee bit too tiny to contain the kitty cuteness!!!

I'm continuing to make progress on Char's Purse. I've put on about 10 rows since this picture was taken. (Sorry for the poor's tough with the camera phone and such a dark color!) It's a fun, quick knit, what with it being double-stranded and worked in the round. It's a good companion to my Log Cabin Blanket, as it's a quicker project, and in stockinette rather than garter. Kind of breaks up any monotony!

Ron flew off to Fiji with the Vision Abolition team on Saturday. I posted a countdown 'til his return. I'm thrilled for the work he's been called to over there, it's just hard being without him for such a long stretch. Though if I think of all the military wives, I have no complaints! I miss him already!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Tuesday! A Rainbow Day!

It was a soggy day in the desert yesterday, but when I looked out my back door late in the afternoon, I was blessed to see this rainbow! As always, I could wish for a bit better picture quality, but since I use my camera phone for my digitals, this is as good as it gets! It was a full rainbow, something that still inspires awe in me.

I am continuing to progress in my Log Cabin Afghan...I try to do at least a few rows each day. I got quite a bit done during the first half of the Superbowl. The second half was too exciting to look away from, so I put it down. I really don't like frogging, so I avoid it when I can.

I am posting a photo of the yarn for Char's Purse. I'm going to gradually stripe from the purple on the bottom to the teal at the top. I think I'm going to use the variegated for a pocket. I'm casting on today. I think it will work up fairly quickly, as it is double-stranded and uses 15's. I haven't done anything felted in a long time, so it will be fun.

It's Super Tuesday, so exercise your right to vote!!!

My "I voted" sticker!