I have finished another big blanket and, this time, it is for my Mum’s Christmas present. Sssh!! I don’t quite know how she’s going to get it back on the plane but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
It has actually got a lilac fleck in it – to go with her soft lilac sofa – but it is very subtle and hasn’t come out in the photos where it looks creamy beige which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Despite having the wool for several more of these, I’m continuing with my Kim Hargreaves boyfriend cardigan ‘Drew’ from her ‘Storm’ book. I’m really liking how it’s knitting up a sort of steely grey and it is sooo soft I can’t wait for it to be finished so I can wear it, although I’m not holding my breath.
Last Saturday night saw two of my baby kittens off to their new homes. I was sad to see them go but very grateful that I managed to get them adopted as France is positively seething with unwanted cats and kittens.
Yuki is making great progress. She still looks a little like a guinea pig crossed with a gremlin but now she is a fat one. Being left alone with just one sibling, far from getting her bullied, is making her more playful and very strong.
I think she’s going to be a diva though.
Her brother – temporarily called Mac (short for mackerel because of his fur markings) may henceforth be called Mog. If you live in the U.K. you will no doubt be aware of the T.V. advert Sainsbury’s has produced for Christmas. A mini story featuring Mog the cat that has taken the viewing public by storm (usually it’s the John Lewis ad). My daughters grew up with Mog books – delightful stories by Judith Kerr – so despite the fact the real Mog is a girl and has a white chest and paws, they think we should call Mac, Mog.
This is what he thinks of that idea.
For those of you who haven’t seen it (can there be anyone left in the U.K. who hasn’t) have a look. It’s very cute and Christmassy and has a lovely message – plus the cat is hilarious.