I had good luck getting my cats to pose for me this week (and look at this – another blog post in less than a week! I might be getting something back here!). I don’t have a lot to say about them, but they are nice to look at.
All four of my cats love the weather here in Colorado. Most days they have this very sunbeam to lie in – it’s practically a scheduled mid morning nap event for the cats. If the sun isn’t out, I can generally catch the cats looking out the back door at falling snow or just sighing about the loss of their beloved sun.
I did manage to catch Duck hanging out with the kittens. He loves them so much. It took a while for Duck to realize the kittens are smaller than he is, but now that he’s figured it out, he plays gently with them. He’s also taken to mothering the kittens. Many times a day I catch Duck holding down a squirming kitten, trying to give the little fellow a bath. It’s fantastic – now I have two assistant foster parents! I can only guess that Duck learned this behavior from the way Serra treated him when he was itty-bitty.
I don’t really blame Duck for not realizing how big he is compared to the babies. Quite honestly, I had forgotten until I picked Wallace and Gromit up from the shelter.
I also think it’s amazing to look at Serra compared to the kittens. She is, after all, my largest cat. I couldn’t get over the way Wallace looks like a mini-Serra!
I just love the way Serra cares for the babies. I know a lot of people dislike and even fear Serra because she is kind of moody (ok, really moody), but this picture right here embodies what I really love about my Bug. With kittens, she is kind and gentle, very motherly. It’s incredibly sweet!
I’ve been knitting a bit, as well. I finished a wrap for my friend Julie, who just got married. I am still spinning yarn for the blanket I am going to knit for my friend Sara (the baby is due in two months, so I really need to start knitting!). I’ve also swatched a few lace patterns for the christening gown I am making for Michael’s sister, Julie (different from the Julie who just got married). I asked her to choose which pattern she likes better for the skirt portion of the gown. What do you think?
The leaf pattern on the left is simpler, but it may not be fancy enough for an heirloom gown. The frost flowers pattern on the right is the lace originally specified in the Avery Christening Gown pattern (Ravelry link). It’s more complex, but I’m not sure if I like it (nor I am sure that I don’t). This one isn’t due till August, so I’m not too worried. So far this year, I’ve finished all the deadline knitting on time. I don’t know what to do with myself – I’m not used to being so on top of things! 🙂