June 23, 2008

Monday ramblings

I've got scarves that just need the ends woven, shawls that just need to be blocked, socks that just need the ends hidden and yet I can't seem to focus enough to finish a thing. However does that stop me from casting on new things??
These are going to be blankets for the kittens to sleep on. I figure 4 washcloths is about the right size for a kitten. Hummm what pattern to use? How about a cat?
And a paw print?
I started a pair of socks for the Summer of Socks. SOS. Since I also signed up for the 52 pair plunge 2 I thought I'd better cast something on.
In the middle of making the bed this morning and had to stop to answer the phone. I came back to see this. Guess I'll wait until Joey wakes up to finish.
The grandkids were over this weekend so I've been entrusted with a couple treasures left behind. Lucky for me the rock and plastic mouse haven't given me much trouble although Oscar did try to make off with the mouse. Oscar says: Well it's your fault since you won't let us carry the real mice into the house.
This is kitten central aka the 3rd floor bathroom. Hard to believe that every night this gets swept up and cleaned because the following day it always looks like no one has cleaned it in weeks. Such is the life of a kitty mama. Grey and Calli say: numm numm numm This kitten food is the best. Be back soon mommy ... we'll be needing you to clean the litter box shortly.
Crochet? Here? WTF! Yup I crocheted a couple blankets for the current kittens before I had the idea to use squares. Grey says: Acrylic!?!? Come on mom and cough up the good stuff. I know you have wool and alpaca around here somewhere.
2 kittens 2 blankets.
All the knit squares to date.
My kittens have turned into great escape artists which means if you are a human then you have to get past this in the hallway. I've got to spring for a couple baby gates and modify them for the kittens. Until then my poor daughters will have to figure out how to get to and from their rooms every day. Hummm maybe they'll think it's a hint to move out? Hope not. D3 is leaving the end of August for college and that's soon enough.
My father is not doing well. The cancer has spread more into his liver and is now showing up in his lungs. He's really slowing down but still manages to get out and about a little. I think I'm finally at peace with his decission for no treatment. Not happy but at least at peace.
When the grandkids were over Saturday my parents came over too. Dad sat on the couch the whole time and all 3 of the kids surrounded him for attention. I find myself watching their interaction more; almost like I'm trying to capture it all in my brain so I can play it back for years to come.


sydney said...

You've got a lot going on so I'm not surprised you're not able to focus. Hey, do you have a movie camera or a digital camera that can take movies? I often put off making up the bed until Katie wakes up. Kittens grow so fast.

Lynn said...

Hugs to you abt your dad. I know it must be hard for you, but you are doing such a good job in respecting his decision.

Ok now those kittens.....OMG they are adorable! The squares are great, I keep thinking I should be doing that as well, but then i have to attach them eventually, and I HATE that part! I plan on making me an afghan for the winter and I want to make it one big piece. I know, I'm nuts.

One question, are you keeping the kittens or are you fostering them? I can't remember....

Oh and love the socks. I started a pair as well, got 2 different ones going at once and its convincing me that I prefer wool. I'm making a sock out of bamboo and at 9st/in it STILL has drape!

Anonymous said...

Tell Lynn she can't have your kittens! LOL Lynn already HAS some!

I agree though, they are ADORABLE! And who could forgo another cute, furry face around the house.

Sorry to hear about your dad, but you are right ... you'll have these wonderful memories forever!

Vivian said...

So sorry to hear about your dad's cancer spreading! It's great that he could enjoy the little ones, and for them to share some time with him too. It's going to be great memories for everyone.

Take care.

gypsyknits said...

Your blankets will be loved by those kittens but you know your cats are very jealous of that attention.
LOL.....on the "jerry-rigged" doorway.

So sorry to hear your dad is not doing well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take some pictures so you and the little ones can reflect later.

monica said...

Those kittens are so cute. And they are growing so fast. I wish my kids weren't so allergic to them, or we would have one or two.

You and your family will be in my prayers as you cope with this terrible disease.

Ruth said...

Wow--the 52 pair plunge? I read the blog occasionally last year and let me just say....that's quite an undertaking! But if anyone can do it, you can!

So sorry to hear about your dad's health. Keep casting on new projects if it helps!

Ruth said...

Hey Diane, I have a sock question for you. I put pics and the question on my blog. Do you have any ideas?