Thursday, August 16, 2007


This is completely off the topic of knitting, unless you're one to collect, card, spin and knit pet hair.

I think I've reached my saturation point with the cats, all three of them, all 35 years of them (if you add up their ages).

Last week, we made a big mistake and bought a self-cleaning litter box. It probably would work if we had only one small, co-operative cat, but having three (two of which are large, one of which is sly and manipulative) made it utterly impossible. Miss Sly Pants figured out how to pee on the wrong side of the automatic sweeper so that said sweeper clogged and couldn't move at all. And having three cats meant that I had to check the status of the box four or five times a day to make sure that it was operating properly.

And then someone pooped in the guest room. So that was that. I cleaned up the new box as best as I could and put the old, scoop-by-hand box back. I hope it makes them (the cats) happy.

Anybody out there want a barely used automatic self-cleaning litter box?

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Summer Knitting

I've gotten a lot done over the summer (and by summer, I mean since June 26 which was the last day of blind knitting until September). I've completed all the patterns for my book, they are now in my tech editor's hands--the goal is to have the editing finished by the end of September. In the meantime, I've started working on the photography for the book, doing what I can without live models. Hopefully, in a few weeks, when this disgusting heat passes, I'll be able to find some co-operative babies and get some hats and sweaters photographed.

I've also had my second design published at For the Love of Yarn , an online knitting magazine that has been very receptive to my designs. And from that, I've gotten a couple of fan emails about that design, so it makes me feel that I'm being recognized.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

New Blog

Back in the fall, I threw together a blog so that I could post photos of my finished knitting projects. I didn't realize until I was well into the posting that people could only comment if they registered and signed in. And honestly, how many people are going to register at some random site just so they can comment on a stranger's sweater or shawl or what-have-you?

And another drawback of the old blog host is that I don't seem to be able to copy what I've written so that I can transfer it over here.
So I'm starting over. In the meantime, you can take a look at the old blog and see what went on in my knitting world before now.

In the meantime, I have figured out how to add photos to this site.