Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Disturbing developments

Disturbing developments at our house. Look at this.

Kittens. In the house. KITTENS IN THE HOUSE!

My husband is a big softy. These are the latest in a long line of kittens produced by irresponsible neighbors. You mention spaying and neutering and what do they say? "Oh, we're not spending money on that". Then don't get the freaking cats!!!!

It has not yet been determined what we are doing with these kittens. I think they are probably moving with us. (If that ever happens. Urg.) One of our cats ran away about 6 months ago and she has been very missed. These kittens have very different, but great, personalities. And the other indoor cat seems to be OK with them. Not snuggle up with them OK, but no hissing when they enter the room. She's not really one to snuggle up with anyone but my hubby.

The black and white one is a boy and his been dubbed Bandit. The grey one is a girl and is known as Smokey. Yes, Smokey and the Bandit. It's horrifying. I'm calling them Smitty and Olive. And yes, if they are staying with us, they will be neutered and spayed.

Here's another disturbing development.

The back of an arrrgyle sock. Scary, huh?

But the other one turned out OK, and weaving in the ends wasn't too painful.

These are my first intarsia, first argyle, first socks ever knit for my husband. It's good I wanted to try them out, because if I was knitting them purely because he liked them, it could have been bad. They're not perfect, but they're pretty cool, I think!

It was my son Q's seventh birthday last week. Here are some things that are important to a boy turning seven.

I knit the fingerless gloves with some icky acrylic he chose long ago at the craft store. He loves them because they're his favorite color. He calls them his racing gloves.

And here are A's wristwarmers I knit for her when she was home with me last week. The ribbing pulls in when she takes them off and they look too tiny to fit on a human. She looks so cute wearing them!

She says I should make some for the kittens.


Queen Bee said...

Cute kittens. Smitty and Olive, I love that!

Wristwarmers...whose idea was that? Very cute, like those AND the fingerless racing gloves ;) Scary socks, indeed!

~Velda said...

aww all the knitty stuff is nice, but I LOVE Those kittens!!!!!! Purrrrr!!!!

Margaret said...

OK. NOW I get the wristwarmers! Cute!

LOVE the scary socks.

Can't show Sophia the kittens. She insists that we need a cat.

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! You made the Arrgyle socks! YOU ROCK!!! And the other stuff is cool too :)

Hope the kitties don't find a love of wool like mine have!

Anonymous said...

Adorable cats - I like Smitty and Olive, I think those names are perfect. Better keep them away from your yarn!

The socks are AWESOME - I better not let my husband see them or he'll want me to start knitting.

Anonymous said...

What cute kitties! Love the wrist warmers and the fongerless gloves. The back of the sock reminds me of when I made a sweater for my dad that had lots of color changes. It was scary too but cleaned up nicely once everything was tucked inside.

Anonymous said...

Cute kittens!

The wristwarmers are so cute! The socks are cool too!

J. Denae said...

I'm not saying that I WANT another cat... we've all talked about it and we decided as a family that we're a one-cat family... but if a kitten, a sweet, poor, homeless kitten HAPPENED to show up We could probably make room. Let me know if there are more kittens who need homes - just don't tell the husband it was my idea!

LoisLane said...

Kitties are cute!!
So are the socks and other goodies.

Floss said...

Intarsia - now there's a word I haven't heard for years. I worked in a knitwear factory for years when I was at uni and spent many summer holidays on the computer trying to make programmes for those suckers on the big German knitting machines. Can I say nightmare? You did good!

Karen said...

Wow... I'm very impressed with the socks. and the wrist warmers.

Love the kitties! Too cute!

Stefaneener said...

Hey, thanks for weighing in on us 2 girl/one boy/one girl families on the knittyboard!

Great kittens, happy birthday Q (my Thing 2 is turning 7 in a week or two) and very very very nice socks!

LilKnitter said...

Oh my heavens, those argyle socks are truly fabulous! I made some punky skull gauntlets/wristwarmers (http://knit-me.blogspot.com/2006/09/well-travel-round-world-just-you-and_03.html) but they are nothing compared to those socks. Big kudos to you!!