Friday, February 12, 2010

Will you be my Meowentine?

I'm cute and cuddly.

I'll keep you warm at night.  (By sleeping right on top of you - your arm may fall asleep under me, but that's a small price to pay for warmth.)

I'll make sure you get up on time in the morning.  (By laying down on top of your windpipe - trust me, that will wake you up good!)

I'll help you get plenty of exercise.  (Because I'll quickly shove all of my toys way far under the furniture.  You can burn tons of calories moving the couch and get plenty of stretching reaching under the entertainment center!)

I'm all about saving the environment by recycling and re-purposing.   (That's right, pine pellet cat litter also makes a great toy.  I'll toss as many pellets as I can out of my litter box and batt them all around the house!)

I'll make sure you are properly nourished.  (I ALWAYS know when it is meal-time . . . and I make sure you know it too!)
But  most of all, I'll let you know you are loved with my purrs and nuzzles and make your heart sing at the sight of my sweet little face.  And I'll never, ever get into your yarn.

What more could you ask for in a Meowentine??

Monday, February 01, 2010

Thingies in the snow . . .

You know your blogging habits need work when your first post in February contains knitted items you finished in October, November and December.  I can't even use the old excuse of needing to take some good FO shots, because we had a photo-shoot in early January when snow was still on the ground.  But in any case, I'm finally getting around to posting my Malabrigo Thingie set.  They are warm.  They are cuddly.  They were all fun and quick knit projects, and it took just over a skein and a half for the whole set.

The first item of the set is something you will rarely see on this blog.  A hat.  More specifically, a hat for me.  You see, I look TERRIBLE in every had I've tried on.  They also don't stay on my head.  I guess I have slippery hair or something because hats just slide right off.  Although I  loved knitting this hat and I think it's very pretty, you can see that I am clearly displaying my disdain for wearing hats in this picture.  (Although now that I look at it, that little hat did seem to make my hair look much longer and more flowy that it really is.)

Cast on: 25 October 2009
Completed: 26 October 2009
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted - Dejavu
Needles: US5 (3.75mm)

Next up were the mitts.  What can I say.  I love mitts.  Love the warmth while still being able to do things like lock doors and turn steering wheels. (PS: Note the weird thing the hat is doing to my bangs, and how it looks ready to shoot off the top of my head.  I rest my case on the hats-don't-work-for-me issue.)

Cast on: 26 October 2009
Completed: 7 November 2009
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted - Dejavu
Needles: US7 (4.5mm) DPNs

Last came the cowl.  I think I may never knit a scarf again.  Why bother, when cowls are superior in every way.  They stay wrapped around your neck like they are supposed to.  And one quarter of the way into the knitting, they don't become so boring that you entertain the idea of jamming your knitting needles into your eyes!

Cast on: 9 November 2009
Completed: 22 December 2009
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted - Dejavu
Needles: US9 (5.5mm) Circ

So there are the Thingies, better late then never.  I finished a pair of socks yesterday - let's see if I can get them posted before mid-April!!