There is actual knitting going on chez moi. This is Knitty’s Eleanor knitting up nicely in Kitchen Sink Dyeworks bamboo merino blend. I found this lovely yarn on sale at Chicago’s YarnCon in early October.
I seem to be knitting this neckwarmer in fits and starts, having cast on 132 stitches and letting it sit for a week before doing a few rows. Lather, rinse, repeat. The real progress came from a concerted effort to make the most of the time spent waiting in the doctor’s office. With yarn cake nestled in my über cute somersaulting kitties Piddleloop bag, I was able to break through well into Chart B of the pattern. At this rate, I predict completion this year!
Now to the “Kitty” portion of our program: Nikita’s birthday is October 29th. As he emerged in 1996, that makes him 14 years old and just as cute (though not as spry) as the day he was born. I’m not going to lie to you. He’s had some recent health problems – one of which seemed to develop suddenly. He’s bounced back from the weight loss and dehydration and seems much like his old self. His heart is still a concern but the vet reminded me that cats, unlike dogs, don’t do things to please us. She says that if he wants to play, let him. And so, life goes on. One bowl of tuna at a time.