Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I Felt Thirsty

1. House a wreck, check

2. Dryer fixed? check. Thanks dryer, it's holiday time ya know

3. Presents wrapped? nah

3. Lots of knitting? uh uh

4. Cards sent? yep

5. Paid city ungodly amount of cash for water hookup? it's holiday time fools

6. Working overtime? yeah

7. Cookie dough made? of course

8. Forget anything? probably

9. Have a great time with your friends at the holiday party? oh yeah baby.

9. Lost mind, hm check

Happy holidays everyone! I would post more pictures of FOs, but I didn't take them yet. Much to my amazement, I finished something and pretty fast even for me. The Felted Kitty Bed by Wendy was really fun to knit. Check out her Gallery for the pattern.

I used 2 strands of worsted wool held together. 1) The colors match the cat 2) didn't have bulky wool in the house (this is FL) 3) I had to start it right there and then.
After knitting:

While drying: (after washing it 4 effing times and it still needs one more washing

It really is fun to watch this go from a seemingly unshapely thing into a little bit of kitty heaven.

Even the girls crafted with me. They felt like clay that day. A rare treat indeed to hang with them.

Next shot will after Christmas with the cat in it. I'm trying to keep it a secret. He'll ignore it just to mess with me. Because waking me up a 5:30 AM on the freakin weekend and eating the tree and puking it up in MY spaces isn't enough. He must still be mad from our conversation last Sunday.

B-Whatcha making?

Me-A burial bag for the cat.

B-Oh that's nice, you're so mean.

Me-I have enough yarn for one for you too honey.

B-At least I'll go warm

In the meantime, Linus becomes quite ill looking with an obvious cold. Oh shit.

Long and not funny enough to post about story short, he got over it in a day. Guess he wants that bed.

And this is how he repays me.

Lifted from the counter while we were out of the kitchen. He once did that with a roast beef and got the dog in trouble for it. The thief of meats.

Let it not be said, I never drink and knit.

Thanks blogless Debbie, for taking such an artsy picture! I does not look like worms in my cider, but I sure could go for one now. And thank you Meg, for making my Christmas extra special in the form of a handknit gift :)


Bezzie said...

I love your cat convo! Or Hooray! I'm not the only one that has conversations with her cats!

Bezzie said...

I love your cat convo! Or Hooray! I'm not the only one that has conversations with her cats!

Bridget said...

I love this post! And I'm sorry, but the whole conversation about the cat bed, and then Linus stealing the meat is hilarious!

Kim in Oregon said...

I so hear you about the cat eating the tree and then puking it up. For some reason this year it is not quite as attractive...I think because we left the branches way way low on the tree so it isn't so easy to find a cozy place to get a little snack, but honestly who knows?

NH Knitting Mama said...

I love your hat!

skully said...

Wasn't our party the bestest!!!! Thanks again for my scrappy trappy, you are so thoughtful and wonderful!!!!!!!!

Nora said...

Oh, you make me laugh! x


Nora said...

PS: I hope your kitty appreciates her lovely mamma.

Marina said...

That's why I don't put a tree up any more ;-)

If I don't "hear" from you before then, Merry Christmas and hope you have a yarn filled New Year!

Opal said...

So sorry to hear about your dryer. My refrigerator crapped out on me last week. What is with these appliances?!

I hope you kitty likes the wonderful present you made for him. I've always been afraid to make one for my cats. For one thing, I live in such a warm climate that I don't think they'd like a wool bed. For another thing they tend to disdain anything that comes off the needles. Fresh yarn in a ball OTOH is fair game....

Gnat said...

I wanted to make one of those for my future mother in law. I guess it's going to be a late gift. :) I hope you are doing good.

PS...he better mean business with my ring because I already am getting a dress.. :)

kaoticorchid said...

Love the kitty and the kitty bed. A good thing about being pregnant: my knitting will be saved from knitting under the influence through the duration of the pregnancy. But man, that cider looks goooooood!

She sure is strange! said...

Yeah! You are back!!!! I've been wondering what was up. Glad to know you're knitting and running just fine. Love the kitty pi, wish I wash up to making one but I have 4 cats and they'd fight to the death for it.


Roseann said...

I like the color combo in your cat bed. I have felted before, but not on purpose. You have some luckly little cats!

Marin (AntiM) said...

Oh, hey, Carol... I found your mind. It was behind the couch with a stack of kitty toys.

Merry Christmas!

Rebekah said...

The kitty bed is adorable! What great colors.

I love felted items, they knit up quick and give a good sense of accomplishment.