Knitting. Kitty.

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!

Eleanor in progress

Eleanor in progress

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.

Nikita and his tuna

Nikita and his birthday tuna

10 comments to Knitting. Kitty.

  • Clasca

    Seems like you both are doing better, you knitting and Nikita eating tuna. Good news!

  • What a good start on the cowl. I like that pattern as well. Someday I may get around to it…

  • Getting old is the pits. Sweet boy. Glad he enjoys his tuna!!!
    (and the knitting is pretty…but you know me, I’m all about the kittehs)

  • The cowl is beautiful, and so is Nikita!! I’m so glad to hear he has bounced back!

  • Happy birthday to Nikita! It’s tough to see a pet age, but we treasure each moment as it comes. He’s such a gorgeous kitty.

    Your Eleanor is knitting up just beautifully! The yarn is gorgeous. I was sad to miss Yarn Con (again) this year, but I was at a wedding out in the ‘burbs. Alas…

  • Nikki

    So happy to hear that Nikita enjoyed his 14th birthday! And that he’s feeling better.

    The neckwarmer looks beautiful. Can’t wait to see the finished project.

  • Jen

    Cute kitty! And I love that Eleanor. Very pretty.

  • Bonnie

    Happy birthday to Nikita! Happiness is an abundance of tuna. Love your Eleanor – it’s a beautiful color.

  • Riaknits

    What a pretty kitty! Happy Birthday to little Nikita. Cats are a blessing.
    The neck warmer is beautiful, too. I don’t know if it’s the fact that you’ve chose to use my favorite color, but I think I might need to make one of these too.

  • Poor Nikita…at least he’s living the good life, one can of tuna at a time. He’s clearly loved by someone worthy of his affections.

    Hooray for knitting! It’s turning out lovely!!!