Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Great Kitten Experiment

Today is our first day of sunshine and cool, cool weather in about a week.  There was a whole lot of rain for us in Central Florida, as evidenced by my greenish pool.  Which means I have to re-hire the pool guy and just adjust the budget to carry the service through the spring/summer/fall season.

I've been crocheting dishcloths like a crazy lady.  I found a wonderful simple pattern called 29 stitches and I have made at least six of these in the last week.  I've been very good about my yarn diet (no new yarn purchased) and I'm down to the last little remnants of my cotton yarns. 

Knitted on the left; crocheted on the right
As for Monkey and her adjustment into our household, I am amazed that only two weeks have passed.  The three cats are living relatively peaceful; Monkey is bold enough to follow Macy (mostly) and Delilah around and when they catch her wiggling behind them, there is some hissing or growling.  Monkey is never alone with them and I'm not extremely concerned about the older cats' responses.  I've not seen any aggression by either Macy or Delilah toward Monkey because usually the noises are enough for Ms. Monkey to back up.  She heeds their warnings (so far).   I know that we have a long way to go because as Monkey continues to grow, she might become more confident or inquisitive or just annoying.  Macy seems to be more tolerant of Monkey (go figure), although she seems to be annoyed because she's losing all her favorite spots in the house.

Finding My Treasure

Now that my shawl is complete (yarn purchased during the Orange Blossom Yarn Crawl in March), it is just hanging out in my foyer until I de...