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So I made the kitties a Catnip Mouse this morning. Um, I think I need to make a couple more…

First the two older ones sniffed it, the younger guy stayed back (out of respect? or is it fear of getting his furry little kitty butt kicked by the bigger two?)

Now I have to say, Poncho – the orange one is usually very timid and lets the other two have their way with all the toys before he decides to play with it. Not this time. He got the mouse first! Jumped right on it as soon as I set it down.

I did manage to sneak the mouse away for a second so I could get a decent picture of it. It was very wet & soggy with kitty spit. Ew.

While I had it on the floor, the younger one (TwoTone) came & snatched it before the older two could get it back.

He had his way with it for a few minutes before the old man (Caspi) came over and decided it was his turn. For an old guy, he gets way more vicious with his toys than the other two. He throws it in the air, claws it with his back claws. Of course, he is the resident sock/mitten/glove hunter in the house. If there’s a missing match to any of these, we can usually find it in Caspi’s hinding places.

Hubby said, while watching Caspi maul the toy, “Can you imagine the mess he’d make with a real mouse?”. Ah, but only if it’s filled with catnip ๐Ÿ˜†

Booga bag is entirely knit and felted. It’s drying over night. Tomorrow I will poke the holes & insert the i-cord. It’s B-E-A-UTIFUL! Pictures will be forthcoming tomorrow. I’m currently on my laptop and it does not like to accknowledge my camera or my cardreader. Bugger.

I really am very happy with the way it felted. I was a little ‘felt-shy’ after my last experience. But I have to say Patons SWS felts wonderfully. A little fuzzy, but very nice. I ran it through the cycle twice because after the first time there was still a little too much stitch definition for my liking.

Anyway, tomorrow will be a nice picture heavy post ๐Ÿ™‚

Until then, I’ll leave you with this little bit of Kitty Goodness.
Cat nap

Today was a good mail day ๐Ÿ™‚

In the mail came not only the new 5″ bamboo dpns dh purchased for me. A complete set from US0 to US11:

(yes, the size fives are missing, I took them out to admire them and forgot to return them before snapping the picture)

But also my two balls of Cascade Fixation “Purple Passion” from Alpaca Direct :

I have just the project for them! As soon as my Knitpicks order gets here. I am going to attempt the Magic Loop method and short row heels ….but first I need to practice lol. A LOT!

I finished the Jamaica Pouch. I only changed it a smidge. Instead of crocheting the drawstrings, I made i-cord for them instead. All that is left is to weave in the ends of the i-cord. Weaving is my least favorite part, I’m sure it will be at least another week before I ‘get to it’.

On the needles I have sock #2 of My Socks. I cast on during Jericho on Wednesday night, knitted all through Jericho and through most of Lost. I was nearly through the cuff at that point. Then on Thursday, during economics class I turned the heel ๐Ÿ™‚ Nothing like turning the heal while learning about marginal utility (the most useless chapter in the book, IMO). Here is my progress through today, all done with the heel, the gusset and decreasing. Now it’s just the round and round and round until I’m ready for the toe decrease:

They are done in Moda Dea Sassy Stripes, which I am really not liking. The colors don’t match well. There are blobs of unexpected colors in the middle of a pattern. Just messy striping IMO

I am not liking how my SSK stitch is looking. It looks sloppy & loose compared to my K2Tog stitch. I slip as if to knit…should I be slipping as if to purl?

Gratuitious Cat Shot, kitties enjoying their kitty crack (aka catnip)

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