Friday, April 18, 2008

The Return

Siamese Catfood Breath #1,

aka Mr. Hyde, Count Hydula, Mr. Hidey-Tail, Amalmal, Piggy, the Hydamaphone, Count Wide-ula, Big Jekyll, and Darth Hydeus

was found to be suffering from kidney failure on Tuesday afternoon. After much soul-searching, it was decided to admit him to the vetrinary hospital Wednesday morning, where he stayed for 2.5 days receiving an IV treatment which may extend his life up to six months.

He came home this afternoon. He needs special prescription cat food, IV fluids every other day, and is somewhat incontinent due to the huge amount of fluids needed to flush his kidneys.

It wasn't his time yet.

If it is possible for a cat to be deliriously happy, he certainly is. (he's not the only one)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Postus Interruptus

I know, I know....but regular posting will resume soon.

We promise!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Pressing On

In an act of amazing self-control, a skill that I am not ordinarily known for, I have resisted casting on another project and continue to chant the mantra 'Lace Ribbon Scarf, Father & Son socks, Stork's Nest Socks, Print O' the Wave...........Lace Ribbon Scarf, Father & Son socks, Stork's Nest Socks, Print O' the Wave.....".

All the while my brain is screaming "...Salto!.....SALTO!.....SALTO!!!!!!

In this:

Sundara Sock (what else?) in Toffee

Progress on the Lace Ribbon Scarf:

More than ready for that last ball to shrink into nothing.

In an attempt to stay focused on the projects at hand, I have been documenting my yarn stash in order to have a complete accounting on Ravelry. Stash pics here. Before you say "Wow, that is A LOT"......wait. That is just my sock yarn (mostly). More to come.

Can I say again how much I LOVE this camera?!!? A piece of foam core and some nice indirect afternoon sunlight and my pictures are filled with a personality that I have never seen before. Some of my favorites:

Claudia Hand Painted Yarns in Purple Earth

misc. Fearless Fibers

misc. Radiant Twist

In an experiment I wondered if this treatment would raise the status of some other household objects:

Little broken bunny

Shaving mug

Pee Pee Boy

Maybe, maybe not?

I didn't mess with the manual controls at all, but I intend do. All of this was done in a 15 minute chunk of yesterday while Charlie did this:

And although it looks like it could happen, no, he has never fallen off of the bed and landed on his head.