Monday, October 29, 2007

Kitty Pi Finished!

Look who got a present. G'nam, our lucky 11yr old kitty just got a comfy new kitty bed, my knitting project for the past week. Using Wendy's popular kitty pi pattern, I knit this up in less than a week, threw it in the washing machine twice, and it felted into a perfect-sized bed for our older and chubbier kitty. Although I really made the kitty pi for the two of them to sleep in together, the younger kitty, Mui Mui hasn't been too interested in it at all.

See, G'nam loves her new prezzie and sleeps in it all the time.

Here is the kitty pi fresh off the needles pre-felting. It was knit from about four skeins of Paton's UpCountry Yarn which I scored for only $2 a ball after Michaels stopped carrying it.

And here is D asking me to make him a bed too after trying it out before felting/fulling.

Last, but not least, here's how I blocked the kitty pi using a stool that we had around the house. Quick projects can be so gratifying! This was the perfect "quick fix" project.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What Am I Knitting?

Care to guess what I'm knitting? I've ceased to progress with any of my hats and started this project, which has pretty much consumed what little spare time I have in the day. Maybe I'm craving some mindless knitting or just a new project to satisfy some instant completion gratification??? Anyhow, too much has been going on around here with R starting preschool last week, the family dealing with hubby's medical issues, and work being less than understanding about the big picture of life. I'll hopefully be able to reveal my project within the week. Below are some activities the boys are keeping busy with:

alphabet stamping

making designs with glass pieces

A bag of coloured glass pieces--roughly a big handful was only 99 cents at Dressew! Wouldn't these glass pieces make a cool mobile? There is an article on sea glass in the Martha Stewart Living magazine (August 2007 issue) that has an excellent sea glass mobile project using driftwood and sea glass. Okay, so I'm not exactly using sea glass, but our glass would still be pretty hanging by the window!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The Splendour of Autumn at Our Doorstep

Autumn in its full glory is here! The apple festivals have arrived. Pumpkin patches have opened. Our grey residential streets have suddenly disappeared under a brilliant golden blanket of leaves. It's my favourite season. We took time to play in it this morning-- examining the leaves, shuffling in it, looking at bugs--dead or alive, running for balls through the leaves, and even posing in it as a boarder with some serious attitude.

You look so rad D! Just no real aerial tricks yet please. Mom will have to ask you to abort any inkling of those ideas stirring in your head.