Knitting up a storm


I was a little tornado of energy, ideas, and daily living things for the past several months. There was no time for blogging though I wanted to capture and make lists of all of the things going on. I had a resurgence of creative energy which came from daily meditation (131 days worth) and conscious effort to reconnect with my inner artist. Then last week I got horribly sick and had at least 4 full days of downtime. So I started knitting. I recently taught myself two color brioche through trial and error and am now confident enough to be designing a cardigan with it…knitting from the bottom up. It combines Berroco Remix Light in Strawberry, held double and Hedgehog Fibres Singles in Truffle. I love the subtle striping from the stockinette part and the way it will be longer in the back.


I think Penelope immensely enjoyed that my sickness made it so I had ample time for cuddles between rows.

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Kitten boundary testing

I was evacuated from my home this weekend because of a large forest fire. My older, wilderness savvy cat was outside during the evacuation which meant he was on his own for several days. Once the evacuation lifted, I was able to locate a very thirsty Jack and reunite him with the 3 month old kitten sisters who have invaded his home. He got a big drink, eyeing the girls (but not growling) when they got too close to his water and then settling into his napping chair. He then tolerated the tiny Penelope watching him nap, but when she jumped down into his space he reached out and batted her away. I don’t think he does this boundary setting hard enough to hurt the kittens because they give him space for long enough to relax and then are right back to sniffing and trying to snuggle him. It made me happy to have things safe and back to normal…and I think Jack may have even been more tolerant of the boundary testing in appreciation of his return to comfort.

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