The 2 children that I have are all of the happiness that I can stand. Any more happiness would kill someone. It would take me a full 9 months to come to terms with having another child, let alone get excited about it. A kitten will do just nicely.
I have been promising the children a kitten since the house was a definite possibility. Kerwyn (who is not an animal kinda guy) told me (after Amanda
Bev's mom's cat had kittens and it didn't take me long to put in first dibs. I am really excited. He is an orangey colour with white cheeks, chin & paws. I have named him Cheeky Monkey - I'm sure that he will fit in just fine with Kyle & Amanda. I toyed with the idea of naming him "Nobody" so that when something happens around here and neither one of the kids owns up to it, I can actually find "nobody" to blame. But I already love him too much to put that burden on him.
I am determined not to turn into a crazy cat person. Every other blog entry & picture will not be about Cheeky Monkey. But as soon as I have a picture is will post it - just the one ... I promise - so that you can imagine him. I will remember that you came to hear about my knitting. (CM will need all of his 9 lives if he gets into it!!) Note to self: PUT AWAY THE KNITTING!!! CLOSE THE YARN ROOM DOOR!!!
Saun - There is one thing that the kitty needs - a bed! After Marsha let me know that she was sold out & awaiting a shipment of Cat Bordhi's A Second Treasury of Magical Knitting I went on a www. search! Julie is coming to my rescue by lending me her personal copy so that Cheeky Monkey stands a chance of having a 5-star bed to sleep in when he comes home (next Friday). I ended up calling her because Beth was able to find the dyelot of Naturally Sensation that I need to finish the Wrap Jacket (I'm on my way down the 2nd sleeve) so she is going to rush out the yarn & book. You sure do know how to make a girl feel special Julie!!
I have just started on the heel flap on my Jaywalker KAL socks. I have received a lot of compliments - amazing what a bit of clever patterning magic can do!