Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hatching Yarn

As far as Bella is concerned, my knitting bag was made for her and her alone.  Why I insist upon putting things in it is beyond her comprehension.  Most every night that I am sitting on the couch with my bag, she comes along and either curls up in the bag or sits on my ball of yarn.  (She must think she is part sheep/chicken...)

Last night was no exception:

I don't care if you ruffle my fur, if I keep my eyes closed, you don't exist...

You can try all you want, but I still DO NOT SEE YOU!...

What's on the needles for this week?

The Ruched Yoke Tee by AnneLena Mattison as featured in Spring 2011 Interweave Knits.   Yarn in use:  Touchdown (colorway 1020) by Alpaca with a Twist.

Once past the humongous number of stitches on the needle for the yoke, the body is scooting along quickly.  

The past couple of nights there have been some fairly intense storms pass through.  We have a front row seat to all the atmospheric spectacles from the sleeping porch.  Last night, sometime after midnight, when we finally decided to go to bed, the sky was ablaze with a light show to challenge that of the 4th of July.  As we lay there watching and listening, we could smell the rain coming, feel the air temp dropping, and could hear what would have been horrifically damaging winds were we not protected by the hills surrounding our cove.  At one point, as the lightning drew nearer and nearer, I pondered the safety in sleeping outside in an iron bed behind the "shelter" of stainless steel screens, but then I fell asleep.  Wes swears that for the past two nights I have sat straight up in bed during the early early hours of the morning exclaiming about the ferociousness of the rain.  But, as I did not hear myself, and I have no recollection of this, then surely he must be making it up, because "hail" no, I don't talk in my sleep (HA!)...  The jury is still out on that one...

Over at Tami's, folks are not "yoking" around, but they are storming through some wonderful WIP's. 


  1. Oh, Bella knows you are there, she just can't be bothered with idle chit chat. The sweater is going to be beautiful! I'll take one in turquoise please! I tell my husband I don't drool in my sleep. Why do men lie?

  2. Awww Bella is so cute. One of my Siamese insists on sitting on/in bags as well!


  3. Bella is beautiful! She makes a lovely assistant.

  4. I would have loved to sit and watch the storms last night, but it was too fierce for sitting near windows. The night before we were supposed to have it, but it eluded us. I had windows open and was ready for it!
    The sweater will be gorgeous.

  5. So glad that the storm didn't hit too bad for you! Your kitty is ADORABLE. Mine does the same thing.

  6. Bella is a cutie! I think you would make a fortune marketing knitting bags as kittie sleeping beds on e-bay. That is a lovely looking sweater, perfect for Spring.

  7. Storms here too. I'm ready to be done with spring weather already.

    Now you have me adding that tee to my queue...

  8. oooooh! We used to have a Bella cat. I miss her so... She does look like she rules the roost. tehehehe

    Your sweater is beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished. Sleeping in the Sunroom during a storm? I don't know if I could. I would think the rain pounding down would keep me awake. Funny about waking up. My Grumpy says I snore but...I've never heard myself so I must not ;-)

  9. Bella is such a sweetie! Love your project, can't wait to see it! :)

  10. Bella looks a lot like my Bright Eyes. Love the sweater and the color. I like to fall asleep to a thunder storm. Doesn't happen that often down here.

  11. Bella is a beauty. I love the "I will not acknowledge your existence" bit.

  12. Funny how Bella loves the bag. PS I can't stop thinking about the last sweater you made!!



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