Monday, February 23, 2009

Four down, one to go....

...afghans, that is. You see, I have five nephews and decided years ago (what was I thinking??) that I would knit each one an afghan for their college graduation. At the time, I was really, really into knitting and didn't think twice of it. It started out well: the first afghan was finished on time; the second was finished in the car on the way to the graduation (thanks to a nine-hour car ride), the third was 6 months late and it has pretty much gone downhill from there.

This one, a cool, but tedious pattern is almost two years late. Of course, I had to pick the most complicated pattern for the tallest nephew.

And the last one? He graduated last year and I haven't even decided on a pattern yet....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

RIP Booger

Sadly, last month I had to put the studio feline, Booger, to sleep. It was an unexpected illness, which made it all the more difficult. Booger was a quirky tabby, acting more like a dog than a cat: very sociable, came when you called him, insisting on drinking out of the toilet and rolling over for belly rubs.

I adopted him from a shelter when he was about 7 years old and had him for 4 years. Shortly after I adopted him, I realized he had a chronic sinus problem, hence the name. The past few weeks, I have really missed the presence of having a pet around. I find myself perusing, checking out all the local shelters. If you haven't been to, I highly recommend it--it's kind of a for animals. I've even been to a few shelters to look around. It's been heartbreaking to hear of all the stories of people having to give up their pets due to foreclosure or job loss. Felt Inspired will have a new mascot in the near future --I'll keep you posted.