Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Wk161 at woyww ...... and a Cat up-date too

 Still just knitting I’m afraid …. I tried a Beret this time … might even wear it.

 I had to adapt the pattern because ... either I knitted it wrongly or the pattern is wrong  because it states ONE ball but I ran out with the final 11 rows still to knit?????.  I had to frog it back a bit and improvise. Vicki is going to try it with another of the balls I bought .... before I complain.

I have also completed .five ‘Fish and Chip Babies’ outfits …just need to wrap and send them off….they need them by September so I might manage to make a couple more.

Now those of you who are NOT cat lovers …or feel that two felines are more than enough ….STOP reading …. NOW ….and I’ll see you next week….. xx
 

 Other wise ..... let me introduce ......
Ellie
 And ..... Barnaby
 DD took the above photos ...they wont stand still for me lol

And this is  one of dear Honey Pot and Ellie....
....not ready to sit together in real life … please note I did not give Honey Pot her name.... Honey (HP)  is my loving ‘bedtime’ cat … all other times she is a hardened ... grumpy... loud ....  out doors feline that we took in a couple of years ago, when her owner couldn’t cope any more …does  Ellie not look like a mini version? ….because of this she is being called Ellie Pot …yep I know …I really have lost it lol.

Shhhhhh .....we now have 20 …yes your read that correctly…and yes we are a tiny bit cat mad …or is that just mad…this is the most we have ever had but I fear we may loose a couple of the older ones over the next year.
If you read my past posts you know that I was only getting ONE, Effie, but she died unexpectedly before she came ….so I decided to have her sister Ellie. Her brother Barnaby was for a friend of DD but we were looking after him for a few weeks. He is so cute and I was beginning to wonder how I was going to hand him over but we heard that they had decided against a kitten finally  …family problems … and I actually cheered.

Nahla had a final check on Monday and they are so pleased with her recovery ….but she really needs to loose weight …interesting that she has been eating apart so we could monitor her … and for 2 weeks she has had tiny portions and no dried food or snacks …and she has lost … .ZERO grams!!!!! …we now have to work out an exercise plan ….this should be fun. ….I can just imagine her and her short little legs…. on a tread mill. …she looks just like a stocky Jack Russell Terrier hence her nick name ‘puppy’....must get a photo but she will not pose for me

Can you spare a prayer or posative thought for my GS Jake today ...he is having an operation on his facial birthmark ...operations are always a worry.

Take Care xx
Sorry I only managed about 40 ish last week ...will try to do better.

55 comments:

Lindsay Weirich said...

aww, cute cats and yarn projectts too!
Lindsay #18

Joynana said...

Love the baby outfits and the cats are cute. #17

famfa said...

Impressive beret. I often use more wool than the pattern says! Not a cat person myself but read on anyway, had to se what you had to say. He he. Good luck to your GS, sure he will be fine. Xx
Famfa 26

505whimsygirl said...

That's a great beret! A friend knitted me one last year to match a scarf that I knitted - I love it. Very stylish, I think.

The new kitties are just adorable! Animals are such a big part of our lives, I'm so thankful for mine (just two - one bird and one dog).

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #27

Neil said...

Hi there. Nice to pop in and see your creative world this week. I won't stay long; don't want to give you my cold! Hope you have a good creative week though.
Neil # 33

okienurse said...

great knitting projects. I love those little fish and chip sets. I tried knitting a baret last year and came up short also. I bought another ball but just haven't had the umph to get it finished. Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my blogs posts. Makes me feel someone listens. Have a great week. Vickie. #36

jill said...

You've been busy knitting again, & what cute little kittens ,, hope they don't get you wool. Happy crafting jill #43

scrappymo! said...

That beret looks fabulous. Sweet little kitties soo!

Helen said...

Love the beret and the little outfits. Have a good day, Helen 12

Sunshine Girl said...

Love the beret annoying about running out though. Hope the operation goes ok - am thinking of you all. Thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl - No. 58

Annie said...

20 cats....now I know you are barking mad :-):-):-) only joking....I love all animals.
Sending lots of positive vibes for the surgery today.
Hugs,
A x #66

Judys Fabrications said...

Gosh, our ONE cat is a handful.Don't they fight for "space"? Cute babies though!
Judy #9

Julia Dunnit said...

Twenty? Angie, if there weren't three of you, you'd be the 'cat lady'!!! Oh that makes me chuckle. You're just too kind to resist them huh! Good beret, if it was me it would be more than one ball, more than one year, and clots of complaining! I hold Ben in my thoughts...had to think about his birthmark for a mo - amazing what they can change these days, huh.

SueH said...

Aww Angie, I know I’m supposed to be looking at your crafty makes this week but your new editions have much more appeal……aren’t they little cutie darlings……so sweet!
How on earth do you cope with 20 furry friends though. I struggle with just BoJangles but then again he can go through 20 different personalities in a day so I guess it’s about as close as I’ll get, Lol!

Loving the beret but such a shame you run out of wool. It could be that your tension was just a little bit out, which can make a real difference.

Happy Crafting!

Sue
x

Hazel said...

Wow! 20 cats - those you've shown are so adorable. Lovely knitting. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #20 x

Neet said...

Prayer in the pipeline. Try not to worry too much.
Lovely kitty photos - adorable new additions. Love cats but cannot imagine coping with 20. Glad Nahla is dong well - you will have to get her a treadmill.
Thanks for sharing your knitting and babies.
Hugs, Neet #3 xx

sandra de said...

20 cats is amazing how do you manage to get anything done? Ellie is gorgeous and I have my own grumpy cat and it is always nice to have a little bundle of fun. Love the knitting.
Sandra @99

Arkansas Patti said...

Just finished the prayer for your GS and hope the surgery goes smooth as glass.
Had to laugh at Honey Pot's expression. She does not seem amused at the addition of a mini her:))

Glenda said...

Hope your GS surgery goes well. Love all the pictures of your little four legged friends! Thanks for sharing! glenda 100

MrsC.x said...

cor i wish i could knit! would love to knit loads of hats in pretty colours

best wishes for your GS

Happy WOYWW xx Charlie.xx #72

Spyder said...

TWENTY!! Omy giddy aunt! andI moaned this morning, after only getting to bed just before 4 in the morning, Jinx our 'lodger' cat jumped on my head, woke me up, purring away to be fussed and he was soaking wet! Hubby was about to get up, within the hour so didn't want to disturb him, so fell back to sleep with the heavy weight, (Jinx) laying across me...This morning I've had to wash the duvet, it's filthy!! Muddy paw marks and slodges and hairy bits! How do you cope with 20?! oh...your knitting is lovely!! I must start knitting again, now I'm to be a nanny again on Christmas day! Thank you for my snoop! Have a great crafty week (on your pages!) Happy What's On Your Worktop Wednesday
(Lyn) #22
PS....The two pussy cats do look very much alike!

Annie said...

Thanks for the surgery update. Fingers crossed now for good results.
Hugs,
A x

Stephanie-Emma said...

Such cute cats!!

Stephanie-Emma #108

Ann B said...

'Just' knitting indeed! Lovely beret, do you put on a french accent when you wear it, I would be tempted to do so. Well done on all the fish and chip jumpers, just think of all those snuggly babies being carried home wearing them.

Thanks for visiting me.
Ann B
#65

Daniella said...

Oh I do love cats and Ellie and Barnaby are adorable!! I wouldn't be able to give them away either!! But 20 cats? That is incredible! The most I've ever had was 5! I'm sure your home is full of love and funny cat antics!!
Your beret is beautiful too!!
xxDaniella#30

Twiglet said...

Knitties and kitties - purrrfect! x Jo

Pam said...

Great knitting. I do like cats unfortunately they leave me with itchy eyes and skin and thats only one can you imagine what effect 20 would have!

Hugs Pam x

sandee said...

I actually LOL at the name Ellie pot, that was too funny, hope Honey Pot doesn't lose her posistion in bed. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina with a hot dog in one hand and a flag in the other! :) #37

Carmen said...

Oh my goodness - I can just imagine the noise and complaining if you are late dishing their dinner up. My Dad's two are very vocal and I remember mine also were :)

Honey Pot definitely has a face full of attitude... or should that be Cattitude :D She reminds me of my old Mindy - I miss that girl! I miss them all. A house just lacks something without a moggy in it. One day...

Laura said...

Bless you for the little outfits you make for the teeny tiny babies. Hurts your heart to think about them being so small. Your kitties are adorable. Happy WOYWW from Laura #112 (Thanks for popping over to visit.)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Maybe your tension was a bit loose on the beret and that's why you ended up using more wool? Tension squares are a complete pain but they are useful.
Cute kittens!! They look like a bundle of fun...enjoy :)
Hugs, LLJ #60 xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

such cute cats and gorgeous baby outfits are great!

Monica said...

Oh the kitties are gorgeous. 20 that must bean endless round of feeding. Please make a video of exercising the chubby, it will go viral!!!

House of Bears said...

Barnaby is especially cute. We can't knit, it's hard to hold needles in our paws!

nerllybird said...

Lol, yes you're completely mad, but I'm a cat person so I understand...:D
Helen S #79

Shoshi said...

Awww Angie what gorgeous kitties! Little Ellie is particularly adorable... When we got 2 new kittens, it took our cat a whole year to accept them, but all was well in the end! Nice knitting too. You will have 2 new knitting assistants now, of course, so it will be a miracle if you get any done! Take up tangling of another sort! On that subject, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog about my zentangles - you really should give it a go as they are bound to be better than scribbles lol! If you go on the Tangle Patterns website (link in my blog sidebar) you will find step by step instructions for everything, and you'll soon be well away!

Thanks for your very kind words about my health - I'm much better today, thank you. I have to be pretty bad not even to be able to draw, so towards the end of the week when I was getting better, I managed to create quite a few ATCs!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #25

lisa said...

I bet that beret looks very stylish and I had to smile at the fish and chip sweaters. My MIL is making those by the dozen at the minute.
Your new kittens are just too cute, but really...20...that's amazing. We have two and they are a handful!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #91

Eliza said...

beautiful, kitties and I am also happy that the new owners reneged on picking her up, problem solved. I don't think I could of parted with him either. 20 cats, wow I would not be able to get away with that, we have a limit set down by local by laws 2 cats & 2 dogs maximum. Is Honey Pot the mother of the kitties?

Oh and I nearly forgot because the kitties distracted me LOL that the fish n chip babies knitted stuff is lovely.

thanks for sharing, says me who it going back to bed for more sleep. Finally finished working.

Eliza

BJ said...

The fish n chip baby outfits look lovely but what exactly makes them called "fish n chip" - beats me! Thanks for stopping by BJ#18

Minxy said...

Sorry i'm late, don't know where yesterday went, loving the kitty pics, having just got 2 rescue fur babies of my own I applaud you for having 20, just 2 are a handful lol
Hugz Minxy #19

mamapez5 said...

Well done on completing the beret. You can usually tweak a pattern when you need to.
I am parceling up 200 Fish and chip jumper and beanie sets this weekend, knitted here in Spain by my fellow ex-pat friends. Fortunately someone is transporting them to UK for free, and we just have to then get them to my contact in time for the September shipment.
Ellie is beautiful. What an appealing little face. I have four 'rescued cats', two persians and two campo cats, and I love them all. I have had ten at once, in UK, but I couldn't cope with that many here. keep up the good work!
Kate xx 130

Peggy Cain said...

a day late...I will pray for your GS!!!!
cute kittens your beret looks pretty good to me. I wish I knew how to knit and crochet but wait I just can't add another craft LOL have a great day

butlersabroad said...

Lovely new kitties there Angie, they're so cute at that age, don't think I could cope with 20 though, imagine the racket at feeding time!! Thanks for the card love too today, I love the way it came out I was just a bit annoyed at myself that I used that sketch instead of the other one on my desk!! Hope Jake is ok and the op was successful.

Hugs
Brenda 7

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Twenty kitties? Well, now then why is my hubby getting his panties in a wad over my wanting a 4th one? We've had 5 before. I love the new babies, so sweet. Those calico cats have very distinct personalities for sure. Overweight pets... good luck with that. We've tried to diet the 20 pound cat, all that happens is that he gets terribly annoying and breaks into the kitchen cabinets.

Oh yeah, thanks for sharing the knitting too!

Craftychris said...

Well done with the beret, I can only knit scarves! The cat piccies at sooooo cute! Have a fab week xx #104

Peggy said...

the technique I used is putting fluid watercolor in a small cup and dipping one corner of the folder paper towel in different colors and then adding color with a dropper mine blended too much I put too much cold in the cup it just takes a little. hope that makes sense. have a great day

Elizabeth said...

Hi Angie, love your beret and adore your kittens. Even though we have only one elderly prima donna, aka The Boss, now I have had as many as four in the past ... but twenty, the EM wouldn't like that, he's a one-cat man and that's the way The Boss likes it :)) Hope you have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #85

Sandy Trefger said...

Love cats! Have 8 myself plus 3 feral kitties that we feed. They each have there own personality! Love your yarn projects some days I wish I knew how to knit but then...when would I even have the time. Thanks for visiting my WOYWW this week! ~ Sandy in Texas
www.sandyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Morti said...

I would definitely say you are cat mad with 20 in the house. The kittens are just adorable though, very very sweet.

Shame about the beret, you'll have to keep us posted. Unfortunately, I'm starting to find that I can't do the crochet as it's affecting my carpal tunnel quite a lot. Either that, or the damp weather isn't halping - hard to tell which, really!

Thanks for stopping by.

Queen Lightwell said...

Thats a lotta kitties! But they are really adorable, and I can't blame you for wanting to keep Barnaby. He's just beautiful! :) Love the knitting, wish I could do it, it looks very comforting and the stuff you guys can make is just amazing and way more useful than a card(which is what I can make)! Thanks for stopping by and taking a gander at my mess and projects!
Deeyll #140

Bridget Larsen said...

OH my you have 20 cats....can we see photos of them all together to believe it LOL
Bridget #6

Rian said...

20 cats? I'm definitely impressed! And not feeling quite so embarrassed about our 6 spoiled rotten house cats. Actually the outside ferals are pretty spoiled too...
Your baby outfits are adorable. I've only recently learned cables and baubles. Have never tried a hat, but would like to.

JoZart said...

Aaaawwwhh! and oooooh! how lovely ... I really really want to hold them. I do miss my two and the dog too but it really wouldn't be fair to them with us travelling so much and I couldn't afford quality kennels now. Why do you do this to me??!!
Jo xxx

JoZart said...

I am so sorry Jake has had such a traumatic time and hope he recovers asap. It must be so very hard for you all .... lots of love Jo x

waxing ottawa said...

Cute cats and baby apparels. Cheers!