First, I'd like to thank Catherine at www.knittycath.blogspot.com for all her wonderful comments about my blog and sending some folks this way to read it. WOW! I've never had that many comments in a month, never mind in one day. Thank you so much Catherine, you sure made my day!
This is my granddaughter having her first knitting lesson! She has always been the one that could sit next to me while I was knitting and watch for hours. Last time we got out the knitting bag (I gave her her very own) she had about 6 inches done on it. It's a little wonky, but it's pretty good for a first try. It made for a very quiet Sunday afternoon. Her sister gave it a try too, but I think her patience level is much lower than her little sisters, so we'll give it awhile and then see if she wants to pick it up again.
This is Squirt. About 5 or 6 weeks ago she just showed up on our deck while my Baby Boy and I were out there talking. She wasn't more than a couple of weeks old and so adorable, and hungry and dirty, so of course we all fell in love and she's now part of the family. It took a long time to come up with a name but my Baby Boy kept calling her Squirt (which he calls everything smaller than him) and it stuck. So, this is Squirt, a very long haired kitty. We also have Morris and Bear, our 9 year old cats and of course, Libby and Maggi. So, our animal population is really crazy, but they're all worth the trouble and the ton of food it seems like I'm always buying.
On the knitting scene I'm still working on the vest in the Knitters Magazine (summer 2005). I'm using Berroco Softwist I got on sale several summers ago and it's really looking good but I get bored easy so have been working on other things. I started a Teddy Bear this morning for the collection that Wendy (www.wendyknits.net) mentions on her blog for Phyl. I have enough acrylic yarn to make a truck load but I think I'll make one or two for now. I also finished this scarf for a friend of mine that I'm hoping to send up to her one of these days. She loves scarves but this one came out kind of wide so she might have to save it for winter weather. It's done in a variegated lace weight fuzzy yarn and Knit Picks Shimmer in Lilac, so it's as light as a breeze.
Hope you all have a great weekend and a fun St. Patrick's Day! Don't forget to have corned beef and cabbage sometime this weekend! We're having ours on Monday so the Baby Boy can share in the feast with us.