HAT #1: NFL Superfan Hat Recipe for my boss Tyler…
HAT #2: Hannah ponytail hat for Miss Ladybug…
HAT #3: Super Basic Hat for Mr. Doodlebug (his will get a fun applique too…)
HAT #4: 21 Color Slouch for me!…
No I’m not weaving in all those ends. (You wouldn’t know unless I showed you.)
CAT favorite spot #1: On his condo, in the window, watching the world go by….
CAT favorite spot #2: On my lap while I’m working…
CAT favorite spot #3: On the couch, on a blanket, between Paul and me…
CAT favorite spot #4: On the chair in our room (but not at night because he turns into an awake ninja at night)…
Happy Holidays! See you in the new year!
Thanksgiving has come and gone and now we move on to the preparations for the next holiday! In the meantime, here is a list:
1) This happened since the last post…
It didn’t last long but I didn’t really welcome it.
2) I made the Meatballs Marsala with Egg Noodles from my new Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites cookbook
They were DELICIOUS! Looks just like the picture in the book, right???
3) I finally snagged a skein of the Gauge Dye Works sock yarn in the All Together Now colorway:
I got obsessed with it after seeing a finished sock (click on the link up there to see it) and missed out on two of the shop updates before finally getting this one. Starting it soon…????
4) Here is what happens when you temporarily lose your TWO Portuguese knitting pins:
Found one at the bottom of my knitting bag and the other attached to my sweatshirt that went through the wash. I predicted this would happen the moment I started learning this technique. There is nothing like opening the little tin you have for storing your knitting pins and finding it empty. Thanks to The Google for the knitting pin hack.
5) In other knitting news, it was Shop Small Saturday and I did….
….at The Spinning Room. It was BUSY in there! (I made a tree with my purchases, in case you couldn’t tell.)
6) How about some Smudge pictures? He is growing and creating kitten-y havoc around here and we love it.
Plopped right down on top of my knitting and started purring, looking for some pats and scratches.
Just a quick post today to introduce you to this little guy:
This is Smudge. [All of his markings are symmetrical except for that little smudge on his nose.]
He came to live with us this weekend and he is very cute. We were pretty sure of this anyway for the past two days… he has spent most of his time under the bed so far. He did come out to see us finally for a few minutes today to confirm that he is, in fact, cute. Then he went back under the bed. [The bed that, shortly after he came home, we had to upend because the fabric underneath the boxspring, covering the wood and springs, had come loose on one side and he had climbed up inside of it….]
We have not had pets in our home for several years, and no baby pets since I adopted Phoebe the cat back in 1997 (waaaaaaay before I met Paul), so this is kind of new to us. Stay tuned for stories on how he is ruling the household…..
[I will not confirm or deny that we may or may not be making another trip back to the store for a super-duper cat condo thingy.]