I like cats. I really do. If I could have one,I would. But with two children who are horribly allergic to cats, getting one would probably not sit well with either of them. (They already think I spoil Sumo more than I do them!) I have decided, however, that there is a distinctive advantage to having a dog over a cat when one is a knitter. You can have dangling yarns everywhere and not have it be in any danger!!
I have started the Circle Tote and so far it is going well. I chose a darker purple and am happy with the color combination. It's a slow knit with all of the dangling yarns, but I do LOVE the look of it!! I am using one of my new Signature Needles. (Size 10). They are by far the nicest knitting needle made IMHO. (In My Humble Opinion). My goal is to have this tote finished and felted by the end of the month.
I think after I finish this tote I am going to make a Bubbles Baby Sweater. My friend Jessica made this one from the book Wee Knits 3, which I have ordered along with the yarn to make the sweater. There are MANY sweaters in this book I would love to make. I may just start making some for my someday grandbabies!! (No pressure, tho, R & M!!)
K is packed and leaves early in the morning for 7 weeks. We decided to head out to Parkersburg today as she really wanted to try and help with the cleanup after the tornados that destroyed so much of the town last week before she left. It was very sombering driving through the town. I've never seen anything like it.
This house has the bed of a semi wrapped up the front. A friend told us that there is a 50,000 ton bulldozer that is missing that the tornado did something with. I can't even wrap my mind around the power generated by that tornado.
Seeing this aftermath of the storm reminded me of the photo that hung in the home of my best friend growing up. Her family's home was completely destroyed by a tornado while they were huddled in the basement. (My friend was 4 years old at the time). I'll share a little more on
Thursday in my next TNT update. For now I hope to be able to help in small ways as these people try to rebuild their lives.
Sumo is feeling sad, I think. He sees K's suitcases sitting by the door. He knows he's being left behind...again. What he doesn't know is that there will be extra treats for him tomorrow. That should make him happy.
Until Next Time....