Sunday, July 16, 2006

Little Treasures Along the Way

The past week or so has been kinda trying. Sylvia is gone. Her feline partner in crime, Nikita, seems a bit lost, and I've been at "sixes and sevens" between her loss and my recurrent spinal problems.

I was only going to take a look, but when I saw two boys who so closely resembled my long-ago departed buddies Elvis and Lenny at the animal shelter, I just had to bring them home with me. Besides, one of them is named Elvis. Kismet, no?

Elvis and Rocky
These 4 year olds friends came from the same home and are adjusting to my home fairly well. Can't say the same for Nikita just yet. These things take time - especially if your feline is feeling his position as "the baby" usurped.

Now, the important time component for me was Friday, 5:30 - 9 pm at Loopy Yarns. I went ostensibly to meet that clever, talented photographer and knitter, Cara, in Chicago this 98-degree weekend for a bit of a visit. It didn't hurt anything (except my credit card) that Loopy had a 20 - 40% sale on either. Despite protestations to the contrary, it was buy, buy, buy! Did someone see my self-control? Perhaps I left it on the bus...

Plymouth Yarns:
Baby Alpaca DK - 10 skeins in a peachy blush colorway (5046)
Baby Alpaca Brush - 1 lime and pale blue melange (4532) and 1 pale blue (1620). Destined to become a pair of mittens with a matching ascot.

Cotton Merino - I bought the store's remaining 7 skeins in Sky Blue (6209). Soft as RYC Cashcotton at a better price. Already picked out a summer tank for these babies from Big Girl Knits.

"Lumpy Bumpy" Yarn by Charlene of Farmhouse Yarns in Wine Rose which will be a perfect complement to the peachy blush of the baby alpaca DK. Methinks these loverlies will become a button-front cardigan with a lumpy-bumpy collar and cuffs.

Yarns Inside Jetsetter bag
All inside my last treasure for the day: a new chocolate brown Namaste "Jetsetter" bag! Wonderful, spacious bag with pockets and zipper and needle slots galore. A stylish addition to my knitting bag collection - at a surprisingly reasonable $69. Fronting the no-calorie choco goodness is the hard-shell needle case, also from Namaste. Uber cute for keeping control of needles and stitches for those projects on the go!

Namaste Jetsetter
Ups, downs and sideways are part of life. I'm glad to have found these little treasures along the way to smooth out the trip.


Anonymous Theresa said...

Welcome to your new friends. May they and Nikita adjust to each other well! A three cat home is a happy one, I think. I really miss having a trio, even though I love the two boys that roam our house now.

7/16/2006 03:30:00 PM  
Blogger janna said...

It's so great that you were able to take both, since they came from the same home (that's assuming, of course, that they got a long in that home!). Elvis looks a lot like my dearly departed Charlotte, with the little white chin.

7/16/2006 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

What a cute pair of fellows! Elvis must be related to my Mabel in some distant way. All that yarn is so lovely...I must find a project that wont make me tear it apart.

7/17/2006 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know much about cats but I do know when people have a big heart - you! I admire folks who take in cats who cd. use a home and more than one at that! And a wonderful transition for them - I can see why :) See, you get rewarded w. great yarns buys. You're a good soul. A big cybe hello to the new family - Terry

7/17/2006 09:15:00 AM  
Blogger Corinne said...

Opening your heart to love these new pets is an honor to the memory of Sylvia. I applaud your positive attitude!

7/17/2006 07:57:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

What charming and beautiful additions to the Metier household, both fibery and furry!

I love your new boys and I know Sylia sent them to help your heart heal!

7/18/2006 08:35:00 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Elvis and Rocky are so cute! It's so sweet of you to adopt them and I think Nikita will eventually get used to them.

Darn, I miss Loopy.

7/18/2006 05:16:00 PM  
Blogger noblinknits said...

Well hello! I think I saw your self control hiding in some navy blue KSH. I've subscribed to you and I look forward to reading some more. I'm sorry about your back problems but I'm certain the namaste bag will help ;)

7/19/2006 05:03:00 AM  
Blogger lv2knit said...

I love your blog. It's very nicely organized. Thanks for your comment on mine. Happy knitting!!

7/19/2006 06:53:00 AM  
Blogger Phyl said...

My daughter has a cat name Rocky that looks almost EXACTLY like your Rocky! Same coloring and markings.

1/16/2008 06:42:00 PM  

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