I was SO busy last week. I had the granddaughters more hours, my daughter wasn't feeling very good, so I helped out in the evening, and Nolan is in a new stage. It is amazing to me how much babies change between week 15 and week 16. Nolan went from sleeping the day away to barely sleeping. This is not a bad thing, I LOVE playing with him, but, my knitting has been put on the back burner. I was able to work alittle bit on Project #4, The New Sock Monkey. Project #3, the Baby's Textured Blanket, still on hold.
Saturday, GREAT DAY!!!! I woke up early, watched Knitting and Crochet, Now! on PBS. Oooo, had coffee. Then, I did what I have been dying to do. READY ??????? I went to my LYS, "have you any wool?", and bought all the yarn to finish Project #3, the Baby's Textured Blanket. I picked 8 beautiful colors of Butterfly Mercerized Cotton. The girl who took care of my order asked if I would like to leave the yarn and they would wind it into balls. I told her, "Oh no. I am going to spend the day with Lisa and she HAS a swift and bobbin winder. We will be spending the day winding yarn". Not to mention, LEAVE MY EIGHT SKEINS BEHIND ??? I don't think so. I just want to look at them.
Lisa picked me up, we ran some errands, had lunch, and headed to her house. We no more than walked in the door, I set down my knitting bags, when who should appear but Murphy, Lisa's 18 pound kitty. He greeted me with a sweet little mew and a rub on my leg. I sat down to do a little knitting before the yarn winding started. Murphy had another idea. First he plunged his beautiful HUGE head into my bag. Then, he started nosing around. He found the catnip for the toys I am making for him, but, that wasn't what he wanted. He kept rooting around in the bag until he found it, something that he knew was going to be his. He found PROJECT #4, The New Sock Monkey. He pawed and slapped the Sock Monkey until he had it out of the bag. I am thinking, "now what"? This great big kitty has my half finished toy and it looks like he is trying to eat it. I kept thinking that he was going to snag the yarn or soak it. The more we watched Murphy, it was obvious he had no intention of hurting the sock monkey. He was pawing and snuggling until he had the sock monkey positioned under his chest, like he was holding a baby. That was it. Murphy was happy as can be. He went right to sleep. Before I left, I was able to get the sock monkey back into my bag. DON'T WORRY!!!!! When Project #4 if finished, it will go back to live with Murphy. I may even sneak some catnip into it.
We spent the rest of the day winding 10 skeins of my yarn and 7 skeins of Lisa's into balls. What fun. She has the greatest yarn swift. I keep calling it a swiffer. Different tool.
Last, but not least, dinner at Ping's Chinese Carry-out. They have the BEST vegetarian egg rolls, NOT spring rolls and wonderful Szechuan Veggies. YUM !!
Now it is time to get back to some serious knitting. I will now put The New Sock Monkey on hold and get back to Project #3, Baby's Textured Blanket. It wasn't really my fault for slowing down, there were some circumstances. I'm just sayin'.