Friday, May 21, 2010

Purple Cardigan, Oliver Cat and other stuff....

What a beautiful day it was today.  But first here is my monkey on my back, The purple Cardi.  I cast on in Sept. 09 and I am still knitting on it.  Yes I have made several pairs of socks, a shawl and some hats in that time too.
But this cardi is really feeling like I will never finish it.  I am about 8 inches from finishing the 2nd sleeve. Then Button Bands, collar and seaming, lots of seaming. 

I am devoting a lot more time to try and get this thing done. I know that I will love it when it is done.  I really need a light weight sweater that is warmer than any other sweater I own but not as warm as a jacket.  I know it will be warm because it is 100% merino wool.  This yarn is Madelinetosh-Tosh-DK-Yarn . She dyes some very very pretty colors. I just love this yarn. I have had this sweater in and out of my knitting bag for 8 months and there is NO pilling. It is very soft yet it shows good stitch definition.
Here is my Oliver one year ago.  He is so cute.  Oh and the socks I knit for my DIL Anne. She loves to wear my hand knit socks.  The yarn is Sock That Rock and the pattern is Tadpoles.  
So today Oli had a recheck.  He was doing so good.  His tummy is still very pink. I think he is licking because it is itchy.  He still has to take his meds but only once a day.
The Vet wants me to call him with an update next week.  I think that is sweet. I have never had a Vet who showed concern like that.  The Vet still thinks that this reaction was from insects.  I'm keeping both Oli and Coraline inside.  Neither one seems to mind. They use to charge the door each time we went in and out but they seem to know that I changed the rules.  Good little kitties.  I love my kitties so.
Last week when Oli first was all swollen and red and after all the Vet procedures and we were home again, I sat and cried.  I didn't realize how much I love this kitty.  He has a personality that is very affectionate and sweet.  He is my buddy.  I am alone every evening, (peanut is in bed) and my kitties are my company.
I have come to really enjoy my time with them.  I thank God that he healed my cat.
This photo is also from last year. Oli is only about 3 months old here.
The Vet thinks that he has some siamese in him.  Maybe that is why his face is long.

This is a newer photo. It was taken Jan.2010.
These are my ying yang cats!!!
Oliver is gray and white, Coraline is a tuxedo.

I went to knit night tonight with Alexis. She played and I knit. 
The evening was warm and nice.
If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. - 1 Corinthians 13:3 (NIV)

1 comment:

  1. Glad you had a good night. Sweet Oliver. He will be ok. We love our kitties to death!