Monday, October 20, 2008

just to keep up

Frank had another visit to the animal shelter, which is quite swank. It has a row of bronze cats out front, donated by the public art group, sculpted by a local artist. I guess this is their final home; I've seen them around town at other venues.

Here Frank recuperates from his car ride and various pokes, prods, and shots:

Every day, or most days, I watch the beginning of The View, just to see what the resident Far Right Base representative on the panel has to say. Sure enough, Ayers, Ayers, Ayers. I really don't know why I subject myself to this, but it's better than tuning in to several hours of Fox broadcasting to try to understand if they have a grasp on just what the citizens of the United States want. Just look at the sheer numbers of people at Obama's rallies in Missouri. Anyway.

I've started another knitting project, a sweater in Rowan Calmer (such a great name for a yarn, cotton with some acrylic, to help it keep its shape when knitted up). This is the Daily Sweater from the new Mason-Dixon book. I had a heck of a time interpreting the beginning, though. There is a mistake in the directions that I had to take time to solve. Once started, however, and the charts that they use are puzzled out (which didn't take very long), this is a breeze to knit. It's knitted from the neck down, too, so I'll be able to control body and sleeve length. And it's in the round: my favorite kind of knitting.

The color is not this oatmeal, but more a mossy gray.

I'm trying to remember to bring my camera with me when I go out, but so far it's not been at my usual departure point.


Kurt said...

The View! That little girl has absolutely no credentials to be analyzing anything.

"Everyone is entitled to their informed opinion" - Harlan Ellison

JGH said...

Even Colin Powell said in his endorsement that people don't want to hear about Ayers! She needs to get a clue.

My dog is always exhausted after a vet or grooming appointment. Is Frankie done with his shots?

Love the color of that sweater.

Joanne said...

Frank looks like he has recuperating down pat.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Finland!
I have just tried to organize my yarns, which I have plenty and now they are waiting because my free time goes with photos! But perhaps it`s now their turn in my life!
I have still read books and it is the thing, what I will not leave because of photographing or blogging :)

Nice day to you!

Reya Mellicker said...

Did you see The Onion this week? One of the top headlines is about how a gigantic 200 pound squid will join The View. The other top story is "Bush Calls for Panic." Those guys are so funny.

The sweater is beautiful! Wow. I salute you!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

wonderful sounding yarn! the concept of knitting itself seems so calming - I really admire folks who are able to create such beautiful works of art with those little pointed sticks!

sorry you had difficulty with trying to find that quiz... I email you the direct link (that is if I can pull it up)

I took the what kind of cat are you quiz and it said I was a 'fighter'.....hum.....

kitty kisses to frank!

alice said...

1. That is one recovered cat.

2. I love the color! It's kinda lichen-ish.

DineometerDeb said...

Did Frank recognize any of his old friends or did he seem concerned that you would leave him there again?

What did I miss on Saturday? Any good gossip?

Maddy said...

My favourite too for similar reasons. Colours never seem to be 'true' on camera. A mossy grey sounds far more accurate.

Angie Ledbetter said...

That sweater wish I could do knitting/handwork of some sort.

Pecos Blue said...

Sweater looks great. Cant wait for all of this to be over.

lettuce said...

thats a gorgeous colour. i really like knitting in the round too