The Rocket

Knitting, pregnancy, and other stuff

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


The red socks are all but finished, except for the weaving in of the ends (much like the baby sweater, which has approximately exactly the same number of ends to be woven in as last time I showed it) and I am now in the process of writing up the pattern. I'm very pleased with how they came out. Now, how to take a really good picture of red socks on my own feet, while getting true color and not too odd a perspective. Hmmmm.

To distract you from the lack of knitting photos, I'm sharing two odd kitty behaviours, one for each of my cats. Flo likes to sit on my lap on the couch, and usually, if we watch TV together, that's where she'll stay. One night, I decided to watch the Discovery channel Ultimate Guide to House Cats (what can I say? I am both a fan of Felis silvestris catus and a big documentary geek), and once the TV kitties started making some noise, I got to see this:

That's the most attention I've seen her pay to television before or since.

Buckley, on the other hand, turns his nose up at mere electronic entertainment. Not for him the enticements of the digital age, except occasionally sitting on the keyboard while I'm trying to type. No, Buckley prefers the sight, the feel of reality, but mostly the smell...

Buckley likes shoes. Not new shoes (which, c'mon, I confess, I love the smell of new shoes, I'd be with him if it were new shoes he liked)- feh! to new shoes. He likes my shoes after I've been at work all day. He likes to sit on them, knock them over, and wedge his little kitty head entirely into them. It is both hilarious and sad (because what does this say about my feet? I have sniffed the shoes and I get nothing, but obviously, to the keener nose of the cat, something is going on.)


Blogger Sandra D. said...

The cats know things we can't imagine! In my house, it'd David's sandals that get the kitty attention. Sadly, the kitty with the biggest worn shoe fetish left me for kitty heaven several years ago, but she lives on in my memory. Anyhow, kitty pictures are a great distraction! BTW, thanks for your comments on my Koigu socks and the Mara vest. I hope I can do the Fair Isle justice, as I'm working without a pattern. The proof will be in the finishing.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Alyson said...

Don't resist the Greenwood! Don't resist it...can't you hear it? It's calling to you...answer the call, Rene, answer the call.

3:52 PM  
Blogger rene said...

alyson, bwah hah hah! Thank you. That right there is some good quality enabling. My bank account will be sending along your thank you note shortly. :)

3:55 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh, cute picture of Flo! I just picked up a National Geographic video about cats when I was at the thrift store - looking forward to seeing if Chaos notices it. I'll have to keep the camera at the ready.

11:14 AM  
Blogger rene said...

Chris, it was when the tv kitties started making some noise that she really perked up. She's enjoyed a documentary about baby coyotes, too- they were squeaky. ;)

You'll get to see if Chaos is more visual or aural. :) Hope he likes it!

12:59 PM  

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