Tuesday, October 30, 2007
A New Kitty...
Kirstin and I picked out a new kitty yesterday that they had at the yarn store in Galena. Now, before you get too excited (Sheri), the kitty is not for us, but for our neighbor. She had gotten a kitty the day before and really wanted a playmate for it. I remembered these kitties from when I was at the store last week, so I offered to pick one out for her and bring home. Kirstin chose this adorable Calico. (FYI- Did you know that Calicos are ALWAYS girls??? I didn't!)
When I got home with the kitty, I stopped by our house to get the camera and we decided to show Sumo the new kitty. Big mistake. BIG MISTAKE. I saw my first ever TRUE 'hissy fit' as Miss Kitty reacted to this 85 pound lab. Let's just say by the time the 'meeting' was over, Steve, Sumo and I were all bleeding and the poor little kitty was traumatized. So the cute photo I hoped to have for my blog just didn't happen!!
Fortunately, the meeting of the two kitties went extremely well! They purred at each other and loved on each other and all was forgotten and forgiven. (At least I think so. My finger that she bit through is still pretty sore!!)
I finished the first of a pair of Fetching fingerless gloves for Kirstin. I am trying a new yarn - Wool Bam Boo - and I love it. It is a combination of wool and bamboo and it feels so soft and warm. And the color is so pretty.
While at Fiber Wild getting Miss Calico (not her name, but she is yet unnamed) I picked up some more yarn for fingerless mitts. I love this Fetching pattern, but also just ordered some of Monica's fingerless mitt patterns from the Loopy Ewe! Yeah! I can't wait to knit them!
I have also started another pair of Monkey socks. I know, I know, I really need to try another pattern, but I really love knitting these and I love wearing them. This is my first time knitting with Shibui yarn. I'm liking it so far. I'm a little worried that I'll run out of yarn, so I think I will not add an extra pattern repeat to the leg like I usually do. These will be great to work on when I fly to DC on Thursday. (More on that trip in my post tomorrow....)
Kirstin was home this weekend and went to a costume party Friday night. She wasn't sure what to go as and asked if we had a Kimono from our time in Japan. I actually had bought two and had them stored in the basement. Stuck a couple of chopsticks in her hair and she was good to go! And so beautiful!! (Here she is with my Mr. Wonderful!!)
Aaron called from college to let us know he had gone to a costume party this past weekend as well, and actually won first prize for "Individual Costume'! Here is what he went as... Yes, that's right, a TOILET!! We are SO PROUD! (I guess he could even be flushed!)
As for Sumo, he has been spending his days outside enjoying the fall weather and the sunshine. Here is where he has been sitting.. on a bed right outside the front door. This was actually Nikko's bed (his is on the other side of the porch) and he is just now starting to sit here instead. He misses her greatly, but has decided he would rather not get a kitty if that's ok with us!!
Until Next Time...