Oh, yes, he did.
The little monster tipped over a plant the night before, so I brought the pot, with dirt still in it, down to the kitchen the next morning. My husband called me from another room to catch the beast in action. The litterbox is apparently too clean.
Milo's response: "Is there a problem?"
(Although I did not respond to almost any of the comments left from my last post, I appreciate everyone's enjoyment of the kitten pics, which is why you are seeing still more.)
But there's been a lot going on her In Terms of Actual Knitting. Thanks to a brief cold spell, I got the needles out. First, I finished the Lucky baby sweater (Kim Hargreaves, Pipsqueaks), which had been waiting for a button since early July:
The child for whom it was made (my niece) was born this very morning at 5:30 a.m. Good timing. It's not my favorite FO, since I disregarded instructions not to join new yarn anywhere but at the side seams. It's a little lumpy and my seed stitch is a bit uneven, but I think with time and wear it will even out. The yarn is KnitPicks Shine Worsted in Wisteria, gifted to me by Lynne last year. Good stuff, nice sheen and drape and very nice to the touch in seed stitch.
I have also been plugging away on the Ribby Cardi fronts. I am alternating between left and right fronts, which I have on separate sets of needles. That's working, and it's coming right along. The other day a friend took my daughter and me out into the country. While my daughter poled a raft around a small pond...
...I worked on the sweater:
After, we went blueberry picking.
The berries weren't quite ready for the most part, so our haul was small, but we had fun. The picking was done at Blueberry Hill Inn, in Goshen, Vermont,
which is truly in the middle of nowhere (in terms of civilization) but in the middle of paradise in terms of wildlife and spectacular views. You pick all the berries you want from their bushes, and then donate half to the kitchen. It works for me.
The Ribby Cardi would be done by now if I hadn't gotten distracted by the Snow Country Mitten pattern from Fiber Trends. Knowing how cold barn chores are going to be this winter, I knew I wanted something really windproof for my hands. Two people have told me to go with felted mittens.
Instead of holding two strands of worsted together, I'm using one continuous strand of Lamb's Pride worsted (Tahiti Teal?) and alternating various strands of Lamb's Pride bulky from my stash. I'm on the second mitten already but I find I have two more rows at the beginning of the thumb stitches than in the first mitten, which only goes to prove once again that knitting with a child talking to you non-stop for two hours does not help you keep track of your rows even if you think you are noting each one in pen on the pattern. Close enough.
I think I could finish the second mitten tonight and I'd love to felt them tomorrow, but the cold snap has been replaced by a heat wave and with temps expected to hit 89 with high humidity tomorrow, I'll probably wait. Have a good weekend.
"I don't see any problem."