clickety clack of the train over the tracks.
the huge seats, complete with footrest and electrical outlet for my laptop.
lovely time for knitting and watching a movie.
if only the trains were on time, amtrak would be just about perfect.
thursday evening a little visitor stole my heart, but first some knitting.
christmas is comimg, and i don't want to get in the same crunch as last year.
a little helpful tip for the hood grafting. after you finish both sides of the hood, and are ready to graft, knit one extra row on each side in a smooth white cotton, like knit-cro-sheen.
knit the knit stitches, and purl the purl stitches.
then when you graft, you can follow the path of the white thread, it makes it much much easier to make the graft nearly disappear. i didn't do this with my first rogue, and believe me, this time it was much faster!
how to avoid sss second sleeve syndrome, knit both sleeves at once.
and now for my smitten - a new kitten!
tom, greg (step-son), and i were sitting on the back patio. around the corner comes this little kitty. at first apprehensive, then very friendly. he jumped right onto our laps.
i gave him a bowl of milk (don't worry, i now know cats shouldn't have milk), and a whole cut up lamb chop. he polished them off, then cruised in the house with us. he is obviously a house cat. and declawed.
when i saw that he is declawed, i could not leave him out all night, we have lots of wild racoons here. so he curled up on the bed with us, and slept all night.
next morning i went to the store and bought him some fancy feast and friskies. he polished off a whole fancy feast can and 2 small bowls of kibble. kitty was hungry!!! and he slept nearly the whole day, must be exhausting being alone on the mean streets.
my friend across the street who is a cat person, said she has seen him around the last few days. there are no lost cat posters up for him, i drove around our whole neighborhood, and no ad in the newspaper. called the humane society, no lost pet message board.
so i guess he adopted us. we are calling him raja. he looks like a bengal cat, and is the most beautiful kitty i've ever seen.
his favorite sleeping place is on our comforter, and he LOVES to be scratched and petted for hours :-)
now i'm only worried about if the dogs will like him. i'm not worried about madaket, the yellow lab, only about shotsie, the german short-haired grand dame.
wish me luck!
off to buy a cat crate for the car trip home...