He’s the same age as Billie but is a little larger in size. I wondered how they’d get on together and at first there was a great deal of hissing from Charlie. Billie on the other hand was very curious about him.
It took a day and a half but eventually they decided that they liked each other.
It is so nice to have a multi cat household again. I’m not planning on expanding beyond two, but they seem a lot happier than Emma was as a solitary kitten.
It’s still rather strange to think of old Space Craft is. Scifiville is even older, I bought the domain back in June 2000.
So I’ve made some new aquistions
I picked this up in my local Aldi for about £2.50 I think.
It contains this assortment of various sewing thingies
Perfect if you’re like me and have to have more than three of everything. 🙂
I’ve had the same pair of fabric scissors for thirteen years and unfortunately they had an untimely death recently. But really, I probably should have replaced them earlier.
I bought these at the same time as the sewing tin and I have no idea how good they’ll be.
I’m visiting Helen this weekend and as well looking forward to seeing her my thoughts are also turning to which knitting project I’ll check with me. I’ll probably elect for something fairly simple and mindless. But the dilemma is whether is to start something new or take an existing project. I’ve not yet decided…
I’m so glad that my Christmas gift knitting is over. It was really up to the wire and I won’t be doing that again!
I can’t tell you what I knit as some friends have yet to open their presents but I did start knitting myself one on Sunday night
All I can say is that I’m making it in Cascade 220 Worsted yarn
It’s cold so Emma has been hanging out by the radiator. She doesn’t understand that now she’s four she’s a lot bigger than she was as a kitten and can’t drape herself across it as she used to. She’s convinced that she’s still exactly the right size for it. I’ve tried getting her to use one of those radiator hanging beds but she insists that she hates them and they’re not the same as her draping. So there.
This is one of those days when I’m so incredibly relieved that I wrote the majority of this blog yesterday. I’m currently in a nanowrimo induced walking coma. You see, I was away this weekend visiting the lovely Jeni of Fyberspates and having a fantastic catch-up with her. I did manage to write 2000 words while I was away but there were still more to go last night. Tonight I have passed the 10k mark. I would be incredibly pleased if I wasn’t so exhausted!
Now to the crafty and visity stuff.
I had to rip my last project. I’d doubled two strands of worsted to knit a chunky pattern and had created a yarn that was far too thick. So it was basically a bit like knitting with cardboard and the resulting fabric wasn’t that dissimilar to cardboard either! So rip rip it went and I’m now knitting in Scrumptious chunky instead. Unfortunately you’ll have to wait until next week for pictures.
Jeni introduced me to the crack that is Burford Garden Centre. This place has magical properties over your wallet. It will effortlessly divest it of cash.
I bought some bulbs! Blue tulips and giant Alliums. Hopefully I’ll avoid what happened the last time I bought blue tulips. I bought some from a stall at the flower market in Amsterdam, planted them in some nice pots and then forgot about them. It must have been at least a year later when I remembered the blue tulips and realised that I’d not seen a single one. However I did have loads of yellow ones! Hopefully this lot will come up blue.
The mobile signal around Jeni’s cottage is non existent so my battery was eaten up quite quickly as it searched for a signal. As a result I didn’t take any pictures of Jeni’s unit and the many wonderful yarns inside. Instead I offer you some pictures of Minty, Jeni’s lovely black and white cat sleeping before the fire in her cottage.
I showed it to colleagues at work who thought it looked like Hello Kitty 🙂 This was a present for my friend Amy. Although it’s obviously not directly for Amy herself, I made Meret for Amy and she’s very pleased with it. It looks perfect on her 🙂
I’ve still not cast on for the Camden Cap but I am finishing off She’s Electric which has been percolating for a while 🙂
Andy rang me me in the week with some sad news. Our old black cat Sabre, who still lived with Andy, had had to be put down. Sabey was very old and hadn’t been well for a while.