Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Oh My...

Dorothy, we're not in Kansas anymore. I'm sitting here, in my PJs, with a cup of hot comfort tea (rose petal black tea - yum!) realizing that my life is no longer my own and that the face that stared back at me in the mirror a little while ago is a more haggard, less genteel face than I saw on Sunday. And it begins...

On Sunday evening, for fear of not picking up a knitting needle ever again (well, at least for 9 months), I rushed to get my Rainbow hat finished in time for winter and to have something to post on the blog this week. Ta da! My first blogged FO (finished object)! I am very proud. I figured that my posting this picture would help you get over the lack of knitting effort you may witness over the next several months. The model is 'Billy Bear' (despite the pink bow around his neck) who will be going to live with my niece in the near future. Then I'll have to find a new model.



Here is my progress on the kitty bed. Not so good but it does represent some knitting in the past two days despite my weary state.

I went on up to my LYS on Sunday and got some assistance from the lovely ladies there to start this (thanks, Lynne and Wendy!). I'm not used to knitting on DPNs and, to be honest, have been avoiding them. The only time I've used them was to finish off the top on my Rainbow hat and I'm still too timid to try socks (and more afraid of the sock addiction which may ensue. It seems to be a very serious disease and virtually incurable...).






Here's a photo of our kitty. Isn't she cute!?! This is Tobi the cat. She was 10 and a half years old when this photo was taken. However, this is one of the best photos I have of her so I thought I'd blog it. It's a great photo of her and a not so good one of the condition of my door frame...hmm. Anyways, Tobi is now 12 and a half years old with narry a grey whisker.






And this is Para the dog in her blog debut photograph. This was taken earlier this month when we visited Battle Harbour, Labrador. Not bad looking for an eleven and a half old dog, eh?

And last but not least, thank you, thank you, Renee, for referring fans from your blog to my blog! I tell ya. You admire a girl from afar for months and before you know it, she's become a friend! Life is good! Thank you also for the offer of 'knitting nagging'. I'm going to need it!

I'm off to do some Internet library research. Wish me luck!

4 comments:

Samantha said...

What a great hat! :) Your kitty and doggy are so sweet. :)

Renee said...

Do you have an e-mail address I can write to you at to answer your blog questions? I'm afraid I'd leave you the world's longest comment when answering the questions. I promise I won't send you any off-colour jokes!

Elizabeth said...

I simply adore that hat! Hints as to where to find the pattern? Or are you sickeningly creative and did it yourself?

Patty said...

Hi, Elizabeth! Sorry I haven't responded sooner - I have to get the blog to forward me comments so I don't miss them like I did yours. Again, apologies. I'm not sickeningly creative and the hat comes from www.shelridge.com and is their 'Rainbow Hat'. I will also blog this for you later this week in case you don't come back here to check my comments!