Sunday, February 23, 2014

Outsmarted by squirrels and knitting

Rocky and I slept in this morning, and apparently missed all the action. When we finally got up, I peeked out the back door to see one of the gray squirrels running off with the last peanut. I threw some more out the back door, but apparently the squirrels had their fill for the day.  A giant blue jay did swoop down and snatch one up, but Rocky's not interested in the birds. He's all about the rodents.

For my part, my attention has all been for my knitting. While laying in bed this morning, listening to Rocky purr, I realized I'd made a giant miscalation on my Lestrange cardigan. When I split for the armholes, I'd made some modifications for a better fit to my body type. But I'd done it wrong and if I kept going, the results would have been catastrophic.

So that meant, as soon as the cats and squirrels were seen to, I was on the couch frogging all the progress I'd made this weekend.

But don't worry too much... it frogged easy and I was able to knit back up quickly and I've now got the right front completely finished!
So now it's on to the back!

And now, because looking at this half-knit cardigan is boring for even me.... here's something I came across this afternoon
 At first glance... just a cat on a mat.... but when you pull back the curtain....
Yup... double cat on a mat. I decided it was best to give them their privacy

10 comments:

Anne Arnold Pierce said...

so cute. my cats never got along like that. they only tolerated each others company.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Glad you caught the mistake before you were so far along that it would have been maddening.

We had some this aft too and were entertained to see the tiny corner of a side table that the cat got to in order to maximize her sun exposure :)

Araignee said...

Awww.....cute kitties.

kathy b said...

That is soooo funny. I love two cats on a mat

RobinH said...

My new guy is getting to be more social with the other cats- it's very sweet. Saturday morning I was curled up in bed reading with three cats snuggled up to me. Perfect morning!

Chrisknits said...

At our house it's bunnies. The dogs know to run to the back corner to flush them out of the bushes. I wish i could warn the bunnies before hand, but I would think they would know by now to avoid our yard?

Nancy Kay said...

Two cats on a mat...very cute! Glad you respected their privacy! LOL.

The lacy pattern of the cardigan is so beautiful. Sorry you had to frog, but so glad you weren't any further in the project. I'm looking forward to more pictures.

Knatolee said...

Happy catties!

Rachelle said...

my two cats won't do that, even though they're sisters from the same litter!

Can't wait to see the cardigan finished; it's looking great in that yarn so far.

lexa said...

Chunky monkeys!! How much does Rocky weigh, do you know? He looks so big in those pictures, lol. Maybe it's just the angle. :)