Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One Month Milestone

Madeline marked her second week with us on Saturday by becoming fixated on my knitting.  She successfully chewed off her own piece of yarn from the tail.  This sweater is knit in the round and has become quite large.  At this point I can only work on it while she's sleeping.
She's easily amused and loves to play.  This is a wadded up envelope that is still a favorite.  She dashes through the house, alarming the dogs and while she plays hard, she is not mean.  Charlie was known to draw blood.

She bats, pounces, carries and trounces her toy, thundering through the house on her little four-month-old paws.  Then all of sudden we're aware of the quiet.  She's recharging her batteries.
Ian put her on Ians kitten food which has given her a gorgeous coat.
I had a moment of panic last week when I realized that the body of the sweater was almost done and I didn't have any double point needles in the right side.  I spent a couple of days trying to figure out an easy way to get a set since I'm still house-bound.  I finally called my local yarn shop, Jimmy Beans Wool, and ordered them.  They shipped the same day and were here two days later.  It cost $4 which was less than gas money!  This the strangest pattern.  It's like knitting origami.
I had a wonderful treat yesterday.  Several of the ladies from our Tuesday Book Club came to visit me.  They said they'd bring the lunch and the laughs and boy did they deliver.  One month has passed since the accident, and that leaves two more until the cervical collar comes off. I'm still pretty much housebound, but every day is better than the one before and for that I am infinitely grateful.


Hilary said...

It does get better. You've got a great attitude and that helps.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful to hear you are doing so well.

Nina said...

love the kitten toy. Our Kevin had a little ball of paper which was his favourite toy for months! I've noticed that mail order is less than gas phenomenon as well. Sometimes it's well worth the savings to forgo the person approach.
Hope you're starting to feel better and not feeling too house bound.

Jodi said...

What a cute kitten! Sounds like she's spicing up your household. The sweater's looking gorgeous -- I love the color, and the tweediness just makes it even more perfect for autumn.

Speedy recovery, Sharon!