Sunday, December 05, 2010

Always Learning Something New

"Um, yeah hi. Uh, is this where the Crazy Cat Lady lives? I was uh, talking to Mimi? Anyway, she said I could come here and crash, maybe get some grub..."

"What?? NO! Go.Away. You can't just show up here like that. Crazy Cat Lady, pffft. She's no Lady! She's Mom. Shoo!"

You know, at first I thought that was Mae outside the door. And later on that day? I came pretty close to getting another picture of a handsome tuxedo cat sniffing at the door. It would seem word has gotten out - here be the neighbourhood kitty flop house! LOL. I guess...

It's been a few weeks of new things around here!

A new desk! Well, I actually bought it from my neighbours next door. And I LOVE it. It's got all sorts of neat nooks and crannies to organize things, and it takes up a lot less room. I also get to indulge in another secret love - reorganizing stuff! It's like unpacking after a move, without the move! Yes! I'm weird!!

The other new tidbit I learned? Well, I wouldn't call it a tidbit, because I was so fascinated. See that lavender blob on the desk? It was the start of an outdoor coat I was making - "Tenley", from the latest issue of the Twist Collective. The awesome neato of this pattern? It uses tubular cast on for the ribbing.
Which has to be the coolest cast on. Ever.

I was so enthralled by the process and the seamless results, that even though I ended up frogging it (only because I wasn't too keen on the stitch pattern), I had to photograph it. Only the picture came out blurry, so I'll have to work on getting another.

Regardless. Yeah, it takes a bit longer to do. But it is worth it! Amazing, beautiful results, and well worth the effort.
Who are these people who figure these things out?! Well, who ever did? Really, really awesome job.
What else is new - Atticus?

"Hi, I'm Atticus. I'm a Gemini, and I'm 12 years old. I'm big-boned, not fat; and my likes are long walks to the litter box, curry and tandoori."

And Mae? How about you?
"Hi, I'm Mae. I'm an Aries, and I'm 11 years old. I snore and act out in my sleep; my likes are yogourt and pulling tablecloths off of tables."

"Hi, I'm Gandalf. I'm a Taurus, and I'm 4 years old. I'm a lover, not a fighter, baby. My likes are kisses and and my Snuggi Bear."
"Oh, and I'm also king. But you knew that already. Again - I'm big-boned, not fat."

He's a mellow man now, our Gandalf. Not the hellion he once was.
What about you Malcolm? What new stuff can we learn about you?

"Hi, I'm Malcolm. I'm a Leo, and I'm 1 year old! I'm awfully cute; and my likes are my Mom, eating and jumping really high in the air for no reason. Oh! And I'm a drama queen."

See? Something new all the time!

"Yeah, forget it. You guys are weird. One of you eats tandoori BBQ, and another one is probably gonna paw me in my sleep and get fresh. I'll take my chances out here. Man, that Mimi is such a liar..."

And next time?! Something else new that I couldn't really properly photograph, but that will be shown off... Ooooo, mysterious...


Chris said...


Wow, that REALLY does look like Mae out there! That would freak me out every time. :)

*waves at the Little Dudes*

Nice desk!

life ldc said...

Oh my -- I wonder if the kitty neighbours can smell your clan of cats and they want to join up ???

Lorraine said...

Bridge- Atticus is not fat, he is a he-man, a man among men.

So is Kitten-Chow.

Nicole said...

Learning new things is cool! I have a new cast-on that I want to try, too, but who knows how it will actually go when I do attempt it...

You'd better watch out, though, with those random cats showing up. Before you know it, there will be a whole colony of them outside.

Bridget said...

Jetsam really enjoyed this post, as did I!

We are kinda hoping someone will show up at our door at this point ... you never know.

miyamojo said...

I thought the guys ganged up on Mae and kicked her out. Glad that didn't happen! :)

Rebekah said...

You are Edie's House! When I was a kid, all the kids on our block hanged out at Edie's house. She was this elderly lady (no I'm not saying you are elderly) but she didn't have any children so all us kids in the neighborhood hung out at her house and played and ate cookies.

Nice introductions kitties!

Carrie#K said...

Okay, you've driven all the cat cuteness out of my mind and I want to know what the mystery is.

But the cats are really cute. Especially that young Leo.

That's how Hez wormed her way in! She looked just like Sheba! That looks like Mae. It may be too late.....

Love your desk. Nooks & crannies, perfect.

mrspao said...

Wow - my first thought was that it was Mae out there. What a lovely cat but not as lovely as your tribe.