Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Did I Mention I Have Cats and I Knit?

"Hey, Mr. Grumpbump, call your cat", these were the words I used tonight as Delilah scurried through the living room.  He whistles for her a few times and she scurries towards him.  Delilah walks around this house as if she bought and paid for it several times over.  Her tail is always straight up in the air and she carries herself with absolute confidence.  She makes herself comfortable wherever she feels like.

Delilah


Compare that to Miss Macy, who stays out of the way, hugs the corners of the living room, and rarely makes a sound.  Macy doesn't travel far to settle down; she's either in the cat tree in the front room or squeezing into the shoebox left behind by guests.

Macy
Our little family gets quirkier and weirder each day but that's not a negative.  I think it brings us closer - we know how weird we must seem to the outside world.

I've been knitting small projects here and there.

I knitted two scarves for my sister-in-law, who lives in Minnesota.  Nothing fancy at all.  Just picked up two skeins of homespun yarn using a garter stitch pattern and the simple scarves were done in no time.

Shirley modeling her new scarves
I also knitted a few more dishcloths (will probably send those to someone), along with a really cute infinity scarf/cowl, which I actually have worn to work on several different occasions.

My goal is to make a huge dent in the yarn I have stashed in my bedroom closet.  To further that goal, I've started a new ripple afghan.  I actually bought the yarn well over a year ago.  This pattern is new for me and it is more of a wave (ripple) than my other afghans, which feature chevrons.  The greens in this afghan will be a perfect for our existing bedroom sheets and duvet cover.  I already have my next two afghans planned out in my head, but they will require the purchase of new yarn.

Start of New Afghan