Friday, March 23, 2007

Friday is for...

Progress report. CPH is coming right along. It's actually a little further than this picture shows, almost ready to start the armscye decreases. Yarn is much darker in person--flash made it really red. It's a good choice for this pattern, though, as the cables pop and the tweedy bits keep it interesting. Yarn is wool, acrylic, and floor sweepings.

Friday Flahrs:
A clump of mini-daffodils. I love bulbs. Pretty flowers even when I'm too lazy/busy to get out there and garden.

Friday Cats:
Of course it's sleepy time. Simon found a nice cuddly spot of wrinkled quilt to curl up in; his barely-open eye says, will you please take that camera somewhere else?
Hi-Hi is currently majoring in extremely fluffy. I've been trying to figure out if that wide-body look is because he's gained weight, or if it's just his winter coat. I've got all the windows open upstairs, heater's been turned off all month, and it does get a little chilly in here.
Padua does not have mumps. Not even one mump. It's just the way the colors of his fur blend on that side that make him look that way. This is the mildly disgruntled look of a cat who's been "disturbed" for a photo and not offered a third breakfast.

Notice how he's got himself a nice crumply blankie to sleep on, too? What is it with cats? He has a perfectly fine purr-pad, but no, has to make himself a nest.
Hoping for a little quality knitting time this weekend--we'll see. D4 needs to have some work done on her car, so we're booked in for an EARLY appointment at her mechanic's, hoping they will get it done in one day. There's also a hint of a "family dinner" in the wind for Saturday or Sunday night. D5 is traveling east this weekend to spend some time with the East Coast relatives--lucky D5! Oh well, I might be headed there myself soon.
If you like to write letters, you might want to pop over to Domesticat's blog and read about her Knitterly Letter Swap. Did I sign up? Well, let me put it this way--you may not know anyone who has a bigger collection of stationery, fountain pens, colorful inks, and pretty seals. (If you do, let me know--she might want to swap letters!) Sounds like a fun idea. I think I remember how to hold a pen!


Sheepish Annie said...

Simon looks so much like my Persephone that I wonder if they are long-lost cousins...

I used to have a wonderful collection of fountain pens and stationary. Now I just email. Sad, really. But I have less ink on my hands so I guess there is an up side!

mary said...

I think I was a cat in my previous life, because I so want to lie around all day like they do. And I hear you even occasionally get 3rd breakfasts! I loves me that Durango in CPH. You are flying with that baby.

Madge said...

Love to see those cables pop! Your CPH is gonna be super cuddly and wearable.

Oh, adorable kitty shots.

Happy Friday!

Anonymous said...

Your CPH is coming along well....I love those "floor sweepings" as you call then, they give it such depth.
What is it with cats expressions? Mine always have that "what do you want!" look on their faces also, except when I am feeding them, then they are all purrrrs and love.
By the way....lovely daffodils, those minis are so cute!

CatBookMom said...

Lovely purry pix. Pass along scritches from me, please. Our wisteria is so pretty, and it's not yet fully flowered. And the scent, partly grape jelly, partly ....

I love the idea of real-paper penpals, since I hoard stationery in a small way and have several very nice fountain pens. But I know that the only reason I have so many correspondents is due to the Internet and the speed of being able to type without having to find snail-mail addys and then the right stamps..


junieann said...

Dear Marie:

Lovely CHP. (I have to fess up. What do the initials stand for)? It is late and I am denser than usual.

The color is wonderful. Gosh, I am still piddling aroung with Beadwork, but, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Miss hearing from you. Hope all is well as it can be. The kitty's look happy. (g)

Annette said...

Your CPH is knitting up fast! It's going to look great. I love stationary, pens, seals, etc...just bought some new additions yeaterday. The sad truth is that I rarely take time to sit down and write to anyone. Maybe that swap would get me started again. Hmmm. The kitties are as cute as ever. :)