Tuesday, April 24, 2012

When in doubt...

Rip it out. While I have been working on the project, there's been something not quite right about it. I love the pattern, Blue Whale by Stephen West. And I love the yarn, Madelinetosh Pashmina, color Forestry (I think can't find the band.) but I didn't get gauge even though I went up two needle sizes. Any way I realized that I wasn't going to have enough yarn to finish and even blocking wasn't going to give me the drape I want so it's back to the beginning I go. I'll try upping the needle size again. Now if I only knew where that #9 needle was.

Friday, April 6, 2012

New members of the family.

In February one of our cats, Thoma, suddenly died. Since then his buddy, Jack, has been really needy and clingy. We decided that he would need some new company so last weekend Mike brought home a couple of 8 week old kittens.
The new kittens are half Siamese and are a boy and a girl. We decided to name them Lucca and Cleo.
Mike was home thins morning and took a bunch of pictures of the new kids at play.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy cat

We bought a new cat toy for Jack. It's one of those fishing things with feathers.
I was passing by the the chair when I noticed him in this position. Then I looked closer. He was fast asleep and had his paws wrapped protectively around his toy.