Archive for June, 2009

Progress Report

June 29, 2009
Hey Jupiter socks

Hey Jupiter socks

I forgot to show you a picture of the finished product.  Another great pair of socks!  I’m going to have to update my heading.

062609 014And here are my opera gloves.

I know I haven’t written anything lately.  Actually, there are several things that I haven’t done lately.  I can’t get myself to stay inside long enough to do any of those things.  I even weeded this afternoon.  I have some impatiens coming up from seed.  They come up every year here.  It never happened at my old house.  I had to plant new ones there.  Most of my plants are perennials, but I like to put some pots out on the deck over the summer.

Opera Gloves

June 25, 2009

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Well, I’m really happy with the way these gloves are moving along.  The directions are very good and I was pleasantly surprised when they said to sew the gaps and weave in the ends at this point.  That’s what  I was planning to do anyway.  My only complaint is the chart.  It’s too small.  I have to look too closely.  If it had been put on two whole pages instead of two half pages, it would be a lot easier to read.

062309 020Cora  is a little pooky today.  She sneezed a few times and she slept a lot today.  Her apatite is good.  I looked at her teeth.  She’s teething.

Vogue Knitting Opera Gloves

June 23, 2009

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What am I going to do with opera gloves?  I haven’t been to the opera in years, but I have to make them.  These start at the fingertips and finish at the elbows.  It should be fun.  I also love the yarn—Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace.  I’m going to make socks, too.

062209 015  Today’s progress

I Don’t Understand Fishermen

June 21, 2009

060509 004It rained for several hours this afternoon and I saw more fishing boats in the creek today than the past two months.

I had written a lot more, but two certain tiny cats ran over my laptop and deleted it.  And I don’t feel like trying to put it all back in again.

Naming the Kittens

June 19, 2009
  1. Fuzzy and Slick
  2. Cream and Sugar
  3. Ruth and Gloria, my aunts
  4. Mary and Jane
  5. Cora and Florence, my great-grandmother
  6. Blue and Grey
  7. Lucy and Desi
  8. Spots and Lint

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We went with Cora Bora and Goes with the Flo—Cora and Flo for short.

New Kitties

June 18, 2009

I couldn’t make up my mind, so we have two new little girls.  I haven’t been able too take any pictures of them yet.  They are too busy.  Maybe tomorrow.

Hooter and the Hooterettes

June 16, 2009

Hooter was Elvis’s mother.  She was a black and white Angora type.  Her first litter consisted of Bunny, Terry, Sammie and Ben.  The second was Elvis, Mitzi, Spot and Rocky.  Hooter had calcium deficiency with the second litter and we had to bottle feed them.  I kept Elvis and Spot and mother took Mitzi and Rocky.  My daughter came over at lunch time to feed them.  For a few weeks, it was pretty hectic, but they all made it.  We called them Hooter and the Hooterettes.  Now they are all gone. I love the thought of them all performing together in Kitty Graceland.  Thanks, Janice, for putting this picture in my head.

Olive misses her friend

Olive misses her friend

I called my son to tell him about Elvis and said I was going to look for another.  He immediately asked if Iwas coming.  He wanted to come, too.  So, I’m going to Reisterstown tomorrow for a few days.  There are some shelters where I intend to look.  I’ve always had good luck with them.

Hey Jupiter Socks

June 14, 2009

I bought the June sock kit from yarn4socks to give it a try.  It came just as I was finishing the Noro gloves, so I started right on them.  I would have preferred that it was in one skein rather than two, otherwise I have no complaints.  The pattern went quickly and I like the look of it.  And, of course, I love the color.  You can’t go wrong with red as far as I’m concerned.  The company was quick to inform me of mistakes in the pattern which was nice.  For once, I did not change anything.  I’ve all ready made one sock and will be starting the other as soon as I finish writing this.061309 015061309 016

Elvis Has Left the Building

June 11, 2009


Asleep in the sun
Asleep in the sun

Thank you.

Thank you very much.
Good-bye, old friend.
We miss you.

Sunhats are Finished

June 10, 2009

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I made this one for my neighbor with a picture of her dog on the top.

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Here’s my sister-in-law’s hat with the brim down.

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And here it is with the brim turned up.  I hope they like them as much as I enjoyed making them.