Thursday, December 1, 2005

End of the Suspense; Jaywalker KAL

Even those of you who don't know me know me so well!! It's especially funny because both my cousin (Hi Donna!!) and my twin sister thought that is was a baby!!

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 used her tiny feminine charm
s begged & wheedled) that I could get them one (remember that baby?).
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 oth
er 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!


  1. I guess I was wrong. Well, there's not much difference between a cat and dog -- only size and the place they potty! *lol*

    Congratulations! I can't wait to see a picture of him! And I'm sure you'll become just as crazy as the rest of us cat lovers ... Are you going to change the name of your blog to "Me, Myself and CheekyMonkey?" LMAO! *wink* I'll bet you could knit him up all sorts of neat little outfits ...

  2. OMG!!! You're one of those cat people!!! LOL

    I'll start with the cat basket - I'm really excited about trying Cat's (like that isn't a sign!) Moebius technique. I'm sure that Amanda will find some doll clothes & get them on poor Cheeky Monkey. That will be a picture!!!

  3. Anonymous9:49 PM

    Well I guess i was wrong. Well congratulations on your new kitten. I bet the kids are really excited.Talk to you soon! Donna

  4. Good thing I didn't read your post yesterday-I would have bet on a baby long before a kitten. The parcel is wrapped up and will be at the post office in the morning.

  5. Congrats on your new addition to the family! I have to totally disagree with Sam about cats and dogs. I've been the proud momma of both and I'll admit to being more of a dog person. There is a saying, "Dog's have owners. Cat's have staff."

    I'm totally loving your Jaywalker socks. Gorgeous!

  6. Congrats on the kitten! He'll be such a big help when you're knitting. (Yes, I'm sitting here smirking. I've got five cats and each one is such a tremendous help when the yarn comes out.)


  7. Yay for new kittens!

    There is a fantastic, fail-safe kitty bed pattern over at Wendy's blog -- You know, in case you didn't feel like waiting. :)

  8. Congratulations on your kitty! What a cute name for a cat, too. I love it.
    Beautiful Jaywalkers, by the way. The colors are so lush and pretty.

  9. I never even thought of kitty accessories like a bed . I like the name. "Nobody" would have been funny but I think Cheeky Monkey is definitely better.

  10. I have to agree with Michelle there, though I'm pretty sure that I not only cater to my cats, but my dog is pretty damned spoiled too. *lol* There's still not much difference between cats and dogs. Though a dog will love you no matter what, a cat will pee in your shoes if you make it mad. *wink*

    WanniEtta, yep, I'm one of those people ... but you'll also notice that my little avatar picture is my dog. *lol* Coughobsessedwithmypetscough.

  11. I love the name you picked for your new kitty and the Jaywalkers look great, too!

  12. I thought I would leave this comment so we can start being close personal friends. (It's a better start than the prolonged eye contact you suggested...)