Friday, June 30, 2006


Hello I have been limiting my knitting to less than the Dr requested and my shoulder does feel better.(darn I hate when Dr are right). So instead of knitting I have been in a crocheting frenzy...of potholders pictures to come later.

The gran cats were here at my house again. Baby no longer cries like one now she just growls. She is so cute she growls when she eats when you walk by when Boo comes by she growls at anything and everything.

ducky taking a bath

But now Ducky and Baby are moved into the new apartment and loving it. It is in an old (1920'S or earlier era building) by the Parkview Cafe on Raymond and it is a big 3 room studio, no doors on any of the rooms inside the apartment. But it has great hardwood floors just perfect for two little kitties to run and slide to catch toys on.

Boo is glad to be a bachelor again the little ones just wore him out

Just leave me alone I am so exhausted from the kittens and helping mom clean the fridge

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

NO KNITTING and Trashy neighbors

I went to the orthopedic specialist today and she said I have arthiritis and tennis elbow in my right arm. She then said the best treatment would be a cortisone shot and no knitting for 6 weeks. I balked and so we compromised. An hour of knitting a day and physical therapy and Glucosamine chondrotin msm, for 4 weeks then we reevaluate the elbow. She also looked at my left knee, which in 2000 I had arthroscopic surgery and told me I have a knee cap that doesn't fit like it should, it leans to the right and very little if any cartilage left. So I get to get orthotics for my shoes and some exercises for my knee and in 15yrs a new knee. As I told someone it isn't easy getting old.

This is the view from my kitchen window after the city of St Paul sent someone out about a month ago to clean this guys yard. It was clean too and then some people moved in with him and they started some kind of scrap metal business out of his garage and the mess is back. We again have called the city so we will see what happens.

I don't think I am any tanner than I was before the sunlamp so maybe I will just sleep today

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Baby Sweater KAL

Ok so I haven't posted in a long here is catch up on everything!

The sweater I made for the baby sweater KAL at K3tog is done!!!!!!!!!!

Modeled by Gunny but it is for my great nephew Nathaniel.

Next up this little cutie for a girl finally !! My friend Lisa from work got notice that they have been approved for a baby girl from Guatemala. I am using some stash yarn Sirdar Baby Care a cotton and acrylic blend. The color is called Tangerine.

The pattern is free online at and looks really easy.

Remember to plan on August for my Red Sock KAL.....

I will make a button up but for now here is the reminder picture

Of course no blog entry is complete without a picture of Boo....

This is the Boo SunLamp Special....

Monday, June 05, 2006

Raining Cats and Dogs

Tonite when I came home from work it was raining so hard I had to sit in my car for about 10 minutes until it let up. You could say it was raining cats and dogs,

what do you mean raining cats and dogs I don't see any cats around here but me

or as my grandma would have said "the angels are bowling and they got a strike" about the thunder and lightning and "the nuns are going to chapel" about all the bubble in the puddles on the street. We have needed a good soaking so I am glad it came.

As far as knitting goes, I am working on another felted bowl and need one sleeve on the baby hoodie. I am almost ready for the heels on my cotton socks and then I am starting the socks from the six socks knit along, they are called color blocked socks and written to use up left over yarn bits.