It's Friday!!! And another gorgeous day in Eastern PA. Rain is supposed to move in tomorrow and by Sunday we will be back in the 40's for high temperatures. But today we can pretend that Spring is here. I may need to leave work early....
Here is the Tygus (that is what Colin calls Tyg) all stretched out in the recliner that Fletch usually claims.
I love the way his leg is off the chair (and his tail). So comfy - cats are so great at relaxing.
Colin stopped by after work for dinner last night. It was so nice out and Fletch grilled hot and sweet Italian sausage and veggies (green pepper, onion, mushrooms, yellow squash and Brussels sprouts) and, after dinner, we had a fire in the pit. We had some Pinon wood that Fletch had picked up at either Home depot or Lowes, and it smelled just like incense.
Col took Mailing's socks with him and texted me late last night that they fit. Success!!
I'm up to row 93 or 94 on the Oaklet shawl. Yesterday I worked on it a bit at lunch and something just didn't look right. I thought I had dropped a stitch, so I picked one up. When I counted I realized I had too many stitches. Once I got home I looked at it more closely and realized it was even worse! Where I thought I had dropped a stitch, the strand of yarn had actually stretched out and there was a knot in the yarn! A KNOT! How could I have knit and not even realized it? I think sometimes just plain knitting and purling back and forth is so Zen-like that I go into a trance. Anyway, I was able to unpick the knot, but the yarn (Chroma from KnitPicks which I will NOT buy again) frayed a bit and I only had about 1/2 inch on each side to join. I **think** I did it, but at that point I put it away to prep the veggies for dinner. Fingers crossed please. I haven't looked at it since - too tired last night and no time this morning and I did not bring knitting with me to work today because I need to run to Trader Joe's at lunch time. Hopefully it will be ok when I look at it tonight.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!
Cats are just so darn flexible! Have a great weekend. (We've got that rain now, so it's definitely heading your way.)ReplyDelete
My mom's old cat Russell was a champion relaxer like Tyg.ReplyDelete
We called him Mr. Relaxo!
Oh my gosh ...........Ty made me giggle this morning. That is one relaxed CAT! LOLReplyDelete
Good luck with the shawl. Hope everything works out okay.
In our house, we call that "dramatic lounging."ReplyDelete
Oh I hope things are OK with the shawl - sending good vibes your way!
Oh cats are so good at being gorgeous while they sleep in the sun. Grilled sausages sounds wonderful. A KNOT! KNOT fair. good luckReplyDelete
Tyg is definitely in the zone!ReplyDelete
Step away from the shawl and let it be for a few days. You'll be relaxed and ready to deal with the issue(s). Thanks for the heads-up about the yarn.
That is one comfy kitty. I've never seen any of mine stretch out like that. It would be hard to resist and tummy tickle.ReplyDelete
Oh ugh on the knot! Seriously? A knot? Sigh. I really hate when yarns come with knots or some other fault. Such a pain. Love the pic of Tygge. So so cute! I don't think Mia is ever relaxed enough to sleep like that. lol! She always sleeps curled up!ReplyDelete
That is one charming cat. I'm jealous of his Zen.ReplyDelete
So frustrating about the knotted yarn! You may be able to get a free skein if you write to KnitPicks (although maybe you don't want it...)ReplyDelete
Tyg is such a funny cat. Pretty, too!
I have had many many knots in my lace beaded shawl and am going to contact the company. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Oh that precious Tyg! We make up several nicknames for our 5 cats and 1 dog! What a great picture of Tyg you captured. My husband loves Italian sausages and I would love the grilled veggies. We are making a fire pit in our "new to us" yard and look forward to using it this spring/summer/fall.ReplyDelete