Monday, May 18, 2009

Precious Little Knitting

What can you expect? The apartment is a mess, stuff is all over the place, and when things look neater when they're packed - you can guess what I'm spending my time doing.

I am still very much smitten with Isobel of Mar. Although...we had a bit of an accident. OK, not really an "accident", maybe more of a difference of opinions. You see, I thought she should take a longer bath than she actually needed. She was offended by this, and decided to show me the error of my ways by drying out LARGER than she should be. So large in fact, she came down to my knees. Now, I had always planned on her being an outdoor sweater. But this was crazy... Not to worry though! Lorraine to the rescue! She came over for a visit this past Friday, and took Isobel home with her. She'll pop her in her washing machine, spin out all the excess water (which is what I didn't do), and block her to size.

(Yet another reason why I really, really need/want my own washer/dryer.)

Phew!

Other than that... I haven't been knitting anything too exciting. Well, at least at the point they are at now. Finishing up things, working on socks...that's about it for the next little while. I won't be starting anything new, so this move is a blessing in disguise for my poor, sad, neglected WIP's...

Last weekend, I was going to pop outside to check out a throw rug I had drying out there. I didn't get very far.

The rug was...occupied... by this little fellow.


He would have fit in the palm of my hand. He was sleeping away in the sunshine. And you know? Baby squirrels sleep very much like baby kittens.

In a little round ball, with their heads tucked in; at one point I looked out, and he was on his back, feet up in the air. Such a sweet little scene!

I was a little concerned that he may be lost or abandoned, but I saw him running about the back yard later that evening, and I've seen him since. Probably got in a whack of trouble for coming home late though...

Speaking of babies:

"Hi. I'm your little sister Mae. I bet you're just the smartest and bravest big brother ever! And wow, are you ever buff! You must really watch what you eat and lead a clean life!"

Baby Mae turned 10 years old! My little girl... Hard to believe she was ever so tiny, but she was. And she was always a sweetie pie, right from the start. (Also, hard to believe Atticus was ever so...svelte. His head looks strangely large for his body in this picture.)

AND!

"Me? The runt of the litter?! Please... OK. Well, maybe. But hey, can't say I'm not the cutest."

Baby Gandalf turned 3 years old last week! Wow! Hard to believe. If it weren't for his size now, you'd swear he was still a kitten. Aw, even as a baby he had big feet and a boop-able nose. Hee hee.

Not to be outdone by all these baby pictures -

"Once the kids arrived, my waistline went to pot. What can I say."

His Handsomeness.

14 comments:

Chris said...

Happy birthday, Mae! Happy belated birthday, Gandalf!

Ohmigosh, that squirrel is darn cute. Much cuter than the one that ate a hole in my screen.

Marina said...

If it wasn't on a rug and you hadn't said so, I wouldn't have guessed that it was a squirrel.

Happy Birthday to Mae & Gandalf! Did they get a special treat? Hmm, how did having siblings contribute to Atticus's expanding waistline? Did he have to finish up their food for them ;-)

Crossing my fingers that Lorraine will be able to fix Isobel!

bev said...

Happy Birthday to all of the little ones. Was anyone embarassed by the baby pictures? Better watch out...feline embarassment turns into horrible retribution. Squirrel is cute. Earl and Ernie would have a blast with him!

miyamojo said...

Oohhh! Baby Squirrel, so cute & sleeping in style.

I'm smitten with Isobel too & have faith in Lorraine. She can fix it, she can do everything!

Happy Birthday Mae & Gandalf!
His Handsomeness is still a muffin!

Carrie K said...

Happy Birthday, Mae! Happy Birthday, Gandalf! Such cute babies. Even that squirrel! I had to embiggen to really see him.

I still say frog and reknit Isobel.....kidding! Yay for Lorraine!

carolyninAlaska said...

Great pictures of kitties and the baby squirrel. I didn't realize it was a squirrel.... thought it was a kitten, at first.
I'm glad you have a solution to Isobel!

Lorraine said...

Brigitte- It is a cute little critter, but we are overrun with them. Still, all babies are nice.

Especially kitty babies!

Bridget said...

If Lorraine can't fix things, there's absolutely no hope for the rest of us ...

Happy Birthday, Mae! Happy [belated] Birthday, Gandalf!

Atticus and Jetsam should have a weigh-off, though maybe there is no scale that could handle them.

That baby squirrel is absolutely adorable! I'm sure that caused some excitement at your house ...

Rebekah said...

What an adorable baby squirrel! I never see baby squirrels around here, lots and lots of big ones. And lots and lots of baby bunnies.

knitseashore said...

Happiest of Birthdays to Mae and Gandalf!

Your little squirrel is so cute! I hope he found his way home all right.

Hope the packing is going well and you are in your new place soon!!

Traceyleezle said...

Happy Belated Birthdays to the kitties!

Awww, that squirrel is just soooo sweet. Seriously, I think I got a cavity from your blog post.

Kimberly said...

What a bunch of cuties (all of them)! I hope that your packing and moving is going well.

Sonya said...

A baby squirrel, a baby Mae, AND a baby Gandalf?!? Too much cuteness!

Can't wait to see Isobel. I'm so glad Lorraine was about to reblock her. We don't have a washer/dryer at the cottage either. I use every towel we own every time I block something.

Nicole said...

EEeeee! So cute! I do love baby squirrels.

And I am honored to share a birthday month with such special kitties. Give them scritches for me!