Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

I'm back. I finally have a new camera, so I feel like I can really blog. I didn't realize I was so photo dependent!

Lately I've been working on a new sweater. Of course we all know how important it will be for me to have a new wool and alpaca sweater in July, which is probably when it will get done. However, that's irrelevant. The sweater needed knitting immediately. What can I say? You can't reason with knitting.

I have both the back and front done. One sleeve is also done, and the other is getting close. Here's what I have so far:

This is the front of the sweater. What you can't tell from this picture, is that the length from the armhole to the shoulder seems waaaayyy too long. Not sure what I'm going to do about that.

Here's the neckline. This is what drew me to the pattern in the first place.

And here's the sleeve. I had to shorten it some. I sure hope I did that right.
Now to finish up the other sleeve and face the terrifying makeing up. I hope it all works, because you never know when you'll need a heavy sweater in July!
PS I didn't bother to show the back, because it's boring.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cats 101

Our Scottish Folds and I had quite an experience. Back in September, I got a phone call from someone from Animal Planet. They were doing a series called Cats 101, and they had heard that my Folds teach my class. What started as a few shots and an interview ended up as three really cool people coming to school at about 11:00 am, staying there until 6:00 pm, then coming to our house until the cats decided it was bedtime at about 9:15. The result was a really cool segment on the show which first aired in December, and continues to pop up when I least expect it.

Here are some scenes from Cats 101:

The Guys playing on the stairs. They sure thought that camera man was nuts to watch them for so long!

Mikey was described has having round cheeks. I guess that goes along with his nickname "Squirrel".
Yes, Duncan does need a bib when he eats. He's rather sloppy!

DK was the purr boy. The funny thing is that he was the worst behaved on that day, but they made him look like the perfect cat. He always comes out smelling like a rose!

Cats 101 was fun, but I'm glad it's over. The cats are back to their regular jobs teaching second graders. They like that, because their pictures do all the work. Hmm, too bad that doesn't work for humans!

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