Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Big Adventure

"Lalalalala... Hi Atticus! Hi! Whatcha doing? Are you trying to sleep? Atticus! Look at me! Hi!"


"Lalalala...lalalalala...alalala...I'm playin' with nothing...lalalalalalala...nanananana...oh, hi Mom!"


"So... Are we going to play with someone? Is it Kitten-Chow? That would be cool! Oh, wait, what about Chaos and Mayhem?!! No? Suzy? Um, Hezekiah? No? Oh, I know!! It's that California hottie Meems!!!! No? Oh, I KNOW!!!! WE'RE GOING TO PLAY WITH COUSIN FINNEGAN!!!!!! No? Um, so where we going then...? How 'come Atticus and Mae aren't coming? We're they bad? Um..."



Hee hee... Silly boy. Falls for it every time. The little treat in the cat carrier trick. It was time for Gandalf's yearly physical on Friday, and I have to say - he hasn't quite grasped the concept of "cats don't like going to the vet". He was a little out of sorts being outdoors, but once inside, he was sniffing around everything, getting friendly with the resident cat, eating treats, walking all over the phone on the front desk, rolling over on his back on the scale (I kid you not) and purring for the doctor. Who also said he was a very healthy boy. At 12.4 lbs.


Next up - Atticus in 2 weeks. Which is always an ordeal. The only time he holds a grudge - he does not forget, although unlike a certain Kitten-Chow...doesn't poop in inappropriate places!


Yet...


As for knitting...it was a bit slow this week, thanks to throwing out my back while bending over to feed the Little Dudes. It was the first time that ever happened - it just refused to budge as I was bent over. Then I was being head butted for being in the way of the food dish...thanks guys... It took awhile before it loosened up, and I'm still a bit paranoid every time I bend forward to do anything. I'm thinking this may be a sign I get back into yoga. Think so?!


So, look what I'm making!

I've jumped on the Norwegian mitts bandwagon. I'm working on a pair using some yarn and pattern I purchased from...from... (ooooo, I'm bad I can't remember...)... I think I may have picked it up at one of the Knitter's Fairs in the Toronto area a couple of years ago. Anyway - they are grey and white, and work up really quickly! And they should be quite warm too.

I do have progress pictures of Laleli (which is moving along quickly!), and Fulmar (which is NOT moving along too quickly!). But Fulmar is work in progress...

Have a great week everyone!

20 comments:

Carrie K said...

Where do you have progress pix of Laleli?

Very nice Norwegian Mittens! They look hecka warm. Is that diamond pattern the cuff?

Poor, poor Gandalf. Silly meow. Rolled over on the scale? That is one mellow cat! Hez isn't freaked by the vet the way Sheba was but she's not that relaxed.

Angelika said...

Nice job on tricking the cat. And the mitten looks great. I just love the stranded ones right now too. I'm on Endpaper # 3 (boah). I've had enough of the pattern by now, but not enough of stranded knitting.

Michelle said...

The mittens are fab-u-lous! and so is your kitty!
I can sympathize with the back. It's nauseating. I knocked mine out for the first time YEARRRRS ago ~ just simply shut my car door like I've done a million times before and poof! down for the count. anyhooooo take care of yourself! You have some modeling to do.... isn't a certain "twisted" individual making you famous with her wares?!

Chris said...

Ouch! No bending - crouching. Much safer!

Hee hee - poor Gandalf... Atticude sounds like Chaos re: the vet...

Bridget said...
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Bridget said...

Whoops I accidentally deleted my comment! That's what I get for trying to type around a cat ...

Sounds like you have had some, er, adventures lately. I hope your back is feeling better.

I do like those mittens!

bellamoden said...

Sometimes it's a very good thing to have a catchenal unit that's furbrained. I love gandalf!

I really hope your back is better! Scary.

Marina said...

Poor Gandalf! Going to the vet isn't half as good as visiting your blogging friends. Hope the other kitties didn't give you a hard time when you came home smelling like a clinic!

The mittens are gorgeous!

Anne said...

Yoga would be good for your Bridgette -- I just started this year and I feel so much better - stronger - more flexible - and I'm down a size without losing any weight - bonus!

Lorraine said...

So how are you going to stuff Atticus in the carrier, who, I might add, is alot more than 12 lbs?
Gandalf is such a loveable goof.

Carrie said...

Ooo, I like the mitts. What pattern are you using? I may have to make myself a pair.

Cute cat stories =) The treat in the carrier trick - hehe. Sorry your back got hurt! Don't you hate how you don't even have to be doing something strenuous? Probably yoga would help me, too! =)

Nicole said...

How fun! A trip! I like trips. Of course, my trips aren't to the vet in a cage... but good for Gandalf for looking at the bright side of things, I guess. One good thing about vet trips is getting to be the center of attention...

(PS, Suzy has moved here.)

Sonya said...

Pretty mittens! Whenever I wear my Norwegian mittens I pretty much just gaze at them. It's dangerous and sorta pathetic, but I can't help it.

Poor Gandalf. Nobody in this household likes to go to the vet. Lucy gets all excited about riding in the truck then completely freaks out when we pull into the vet's parking lot.

Marji said...

beee-u-tiful,
aren't the mits kits from Nordic Fiberarts?
I'm enamoured, have 6 mittens completed - 2 pair and 2 orphans...tell you why off-comments.

Rebekah said...

I thought my mom's cat was the only cat that didn't mind going to the vet. My two cats I used to have, hated it.

Fabulous mittens, I think I need to quickly whip up some gloves for myself.

bev said...

Jack had an appointment for a health check last week. He screamed, yowled, hissed and generally was not on his best behavior. Love the mitten. Been looking for a nice mitten/fingerless glove of the FairIsle sort myself. Any ideas?

Dipsy said...

Oy! Please give your little beauties a huge hug from me, and an even bigger belly rub, will you?
I adore the mittens, btw...!

miyamojo said...

Gandalf is a 'keeper'! :)
Atticus could learn from him! ;)
Gosh, how scary throwing your back out! It must be the weather.
Love those mittens too... and you in Guin! m :)

Shannon said...

I wish it was as easy as you say it is. I'm at a total lost with the Cowl now. But beautiful mitts, can't wait to see the finished product!

knitseashore said...

I hope your back is better. LOL at taking Gandalf to the vet. Tim, by contrast, must be sedated. Immediately. He is not to be messed with. It's not a pretty sight.