Sunday, March 16, 2008

Book Tour Delay...

Donna Druchunas' interview IS's just a bit delayed. I love the Kitty Knits's a preview of one project:

Frosty with his Felted Catnip Mouse
This was a terrific knitted up in about an hour to an hour and a half. It's knitted in one piece, beginning at the tail. It was my first foray into knitting bobbles...a great introduction, since there are only 2!
As you can see, it met with cat approval. Milo also likes it. And, as with every toy, Zoe likes it, too. (In Zoe-land, ALL toys are dog toys, and ALL dog toys are for her!)

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Catnip Party! A cool new toy for Zoe...knitting, of course!

Frosty "under the influence."

Milo, enjoying the sun, and feeling "nippy!"
Talk about cheap entertainment. Formula: a new container of Cosmic Catnip, and to nip crazed kitties!! Sprinkle a bit on the carpet, and watch 'em go! Beasley didn't join in the fun. Not because he's a senior citizen, but because he's just never been much of a catnip guy. I wonder what that's about??

I got to go to coffee yesterday with my good friend, Kim, who is a knitter, and a HUGE dog lover. She has two Border Collie boys, who are as much her sons as her own, human son. She was thoughtful enough to bring me a present for Zoe. It's a nifty dog toy called a Pooch Ball. I have had so much fun watching Zoe try to figure out how to get the ball out of the tube. She got it once, but hasn't yet made the connection as to how. Here's a pic:

"How do I get this thing out of here????"

As for my knitting, I've got the Bulls-eye cat bed from Kitty Knits underway, using some leftover yarn from the Bass Section Hats. I bought a skein of Paton's allure to make the outside edge fuzzy. I got it with a 40% off coupon at Michael's, so the bed has only cost me about $3 so far. I'll have to buy some batting, which I'll do with another coupon. Since I'm on a tight budget right now, and trying to do some destashing, the projects from the book so far have been great! Though I'd love to do the 2 scarves...and...well, I'll save all that for the 16th!