The Classical Cat Corner

Wear the old coat and buy the new book. --Austin Phelps

Friday, April 21, 2006

Baby items

The hat is coming along. I frogged it MANY times. It was huge no matter what size needles I used. Thanks to Carolyn, it is being knit in a appropriate size. It seems my pattern was off as far as the circumference for a baby's hat.

The sweater is not making much progress. I'm trying. I figure if worse comes to worse, I can have a hat and socks knit up in no time.

New kitties

Our new kitties have adjusted to their new living arrangements just fine. We've adjust just fine and the old kitties have adjusted fine. Still a little hissing from the old cats every now and then, but that is expected. My only problem is that the new kitties like to play soccer in the hall on the wooden floor at 6 AM. I don't like getting up at 6AM! Poor Popeye tries to feel around in the dark to take the balls away but they find something else each time! LOL

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Calvin, Hobbes, or a little of both?

ign="center"> Mostly Calvin

You are 70% Calvin and 30% Hobbes
Your inner Calvin often prevails, but, as in the image below, you have
a significant Hobbesian component. I'm going to try to stretch the
visual metaphor here: you have a good head on your shoulders, but when
you don't use it, your crazy body gets you in trouble? Does that work?
Odds are you're impulsive and imaginative, but it's possible you've
collected just enough wisdom to hold your most anti-social urges in
check. Most of the time. It's a precarious balance, like a boy on one
foot with a tiger head.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 89% on calvin
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You scored higher than 3% on hobbes
Link: The Calvin Or Hobbes Test written by gwendolynbooks on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Saturday, April 08, 2006

In progress knitting.....

My sisterinlove is having my brother's first baby in June. It will be a boy. So, the knitting bug has turned to baby items. :) Here is a swatch that I've made to experiment with a pattern I want to use to knit a baby sweater for the Fall. Also a baby hat is forthcoming. I experiemented with putting a similar design on the hat but I'm not 100% satisfied with it. I'm not sure what to do about that one line of grey toward the bottom unless I purl it vs. knitting since I'm knitting in the round.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Just flashin'....

my stash. It is April 1st and I've read that we are supposed to flash our stash. So here's mine!

Fraternal Twins

I finally did it!!!! I have a PAIR of socks! My FIRST pair of socks!

Unlike what some people around here think, I actually DO other things that knit. (rolling eyes....are you STILL working on that sock?) Errr!

I decided to try making the toe on sock #2 (bottom) more rounded than pointed. I figured who would see it inside my shoe. Also I ended up picking up WAY more stitches in sock #2 than the first one...I'm not sure why that happened. I needed to or I would have had holes. But they both fit and feel just right. It was a good time to experiment. But in reality, for ME, it didn't matter. I have a long second toe so ALL my socks look pointy when I wear them. But I'll know when I make socks for the boys that I DO prefer the more rounded look. I am VERY happy with my Kitchener stitch this time too!

It will be 80 degrees here in Georgia tomorrow. But guess what I'll be wearing!

Aaaarrrrrr, Matey!

Do you see what I see? Pirates!

This is what little boys can do with time on their hands.