Friday, April 21, 2017

Progress

Burt and I decided to take advantage of a rare burst of sunny weather.


I know Momma, I can't believe it is this nice outside either. Are you sure we don't need sunscreen? We're both sorta redheads, I said sorta!


It's kinda hard to balance the camera and pet my orange fur? You know the right priorities.


 I've even been knitting on Hubby's sweater, just in time to find a mistake. Can you see a dropped stitch?


I spotted it the other day when I was matching it against another sweater to check for size. Guess I dropped it way back sometime and kept on happily knitting away. I thought it was right in the middle of is stomach but now I see it is off to the side. Don't tell anyone else but I'm going to just weave some yarn through it and secure it on the back. If anyone notices and comments then they can just learn perfection isn't everything. Part of the learning process is learning when to rip back and when to move on. I'd like to get a sweater on the needles for me and I have all that lovely sock yarn calling out to me.

You saw the yarn pile from the yarn crawl right? I get to see it every day. Gosh I love knitting.

What is that Burt? I gotta feed you before we leave for Daddy's PT appointment! Righto

You can guess who has been listening to a British novel in the car.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Disturb the cuteness??

This message brought to you by Burt's mouse filled mouth. Meow!



Burt would like to let you all know Momma is busy knitting a sweater for Daddy, working, going to PT with Daddy, and petting Burt's fur. He hopes that you can forgive her absence. Her lap is getting filled with Burt and it is hard to blog without disturbing such cuteness. Which we all know she is loath to do, disturb the cuteness? Come on!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Chin Up

I missed my Momma one day so I crawled up on her and we had a little photo shoot. 



Don't you just love how I have a hint of color on my chin? It took Momma a couple of days to notice it when I moved in.

Anyways Momma wanted you to know she is still knitting on Daddy's sweater. She suffers from hating-to-knit-sleeves syndrome. Now she just knits the sleeves early on and comes back to knit the body later. That way she can save the best for last(ish).

That Momma is pretty good at figuring out some things. Now she feeds me before we go to bed so I don't get so peckish in the morning and wake her up too early. I'm gonna wake her up tomorrow anyways though. Shhh don't tell her!

Your Pal

Burtie Boy

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Jack was right

Momma will drape Daddy's sweater in progress over you if you crawl up on her lap and ask nice.



Daddy wanted a red sweater but picked out this nice red wine color. Does it bring out my nice orange highlights?


Wool knits into such a nice fabric. I feel just the right temperature for a nap. It is ever so hard taking care of Momma and Daddy. I think I just earned some treats don't you?

Momma watched a Doctor Who marathon, she still thinks 10 is her favorite. Auntie Lizard still likes 12 better. I am undecided... guess I need more lap time to decide.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Yarn Crawling

We may have moved across the country from my favorite yarn festival, but I still know how to find yarn. Burt was right you gotta stretch before these events!

I hit seven of the 13 stores over four days and enjoyed myself. Burt did not go with me to a single one?! He did however find some of the yarn interesting and tried to carry it around the house but did not get very far.


Yep that is a lot of socks to be, and a cowl and a pair of mittens for my sister. Oh there is a two color shawl to be in there on the left too. I got quite a few local dyers and one lovely purple skein of Handmaiden Casbah. Yep I finally found Casbah. I melted like butter when I touched it. I was strong enough to walk away and look at some other yarns before running back to pick out the original purple that caught my eye and touched my soul. What? I get a tad dramatic about yarn, ya'll know that. I'll save the actual loot listing for another day. Me? I've got some yarn to pet.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Gearing up

Thursday is the Rose City Yarn crawl.


Burt tells me that you have to stretch properly before venturing out into something like that.


I have no idea how he would know about yarn crawls and what they require, but you have to trust someone's expertise...


That is a face of a cat who knows things.

You know like where to find the best spot to sun yourself in February, in Portland!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Knitting to show

I know it seems weird to come here and find a post but one with knitting? Seems almost wrong.


Ahh now don't we all feel better now that we know the knitting is getting done? That is Hubby's sweater. I like my sweaters knit the same as my socks, top down in the round. I guess that construction makes the most sense to me.

While sweaters are not as portable as socks this one accompanied me a couple of times. First we went to knitting at the church one Saturday morning, it was lovely and I will be going back. Man though those church ladies start early. I am used to an afternoon of fun not the morning.

Last night we took the hubby over and had dinner with my brother in law's family. I was too run down to play games but I observed while occasionally knitting on the sweater. Yep too tired to knit that sums it up.

I had a long tiring week but hubby was cleared to walk again so we're pretty pumped about it. So pumped that he cleaned the kitchen. That is happy!

Burtis telling me we have time for a nap so I best follow feline orders.