Shawl we celebrate?
Tuesday August 05th 2008, 1:08 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit

Every now and then a post comes out that is just so close to home.  That last Yes we shawl!was one of them for me. Thank you all for your kind comments; they are very much appreciated.

Meantime, back on the knitting front, I’m afraid I can’t show this pattern yet, but I can answer the request for a closeup on the colors.  The large tote was a gift from my older daughter for Mother’s Day four years ago that she knew would be absolutely perfect, and it was.

That daughter and her husband just bought their first house yesterday.   Life IS good!  Celebration time!  Anya exploring the reaches of their old apartmentWe got a funny note about their two cats exploring their new place, discovering hiding spots that the humans in the household hadn’t known were there.

I’m remembering how our small boy stuffed our silverware down the heating grates in our first house in New Hampshire, some of it never to be found again, and the day he flipped off the furnace in zero-degree weather.  It had to have been him.  His big sister would never have thought of it.  I can only guess it must have been in a moment I was carrying him to or from the laundry room–toddlers have an instinctive love for switches and an unerring sense of when Mom is just distracted enough that they can get away with it.

And I’m glad cats are small and don’t have thumbs.  Because they would sure have fun if they did.

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There’s just enough of the creamy color to offset the luscious pink & purple! It’s just beautiful!!
And what a doggone teaser for the’re good! 😉 (I know you can’t show it, just kiddin’.)

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 08.05.08 @ 2:47 pm

Our Casper, aka Casper the Paw, would do it! He opens cabinets and drawers to relieve boredom, and helps the little girl cat get the electrostatic duster she wants to carry about.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.05.08 @ 3:01 pm

the cats we had in moraga did manage to stuff an amazing number of broken-off lizard tails into the heating vents, where they quietly dessicated, to be found later when we moved out and on… *grin* – congrats to you and yours on good stuff happening!

Comment by Mary Seabrook 08.05.08 @ 3:23 pm

Cats get into more than enough trouble without opposable thumbs! I had to laugh out loud at the silverware/heating grate story – it sounds like something one of my girls would do if the grates weren’t in the ceiling 🙂

Comment by Jocelyn 08.05.08 @ 5:04 pm

I agree 100% If my 4 cats werent to busy napping right now they would be having fun causing all sorts of havoc and all without thumbs 🙂
The color on the new lace is pretty!

Comment by Danielle from SW MO 08.05.08 @ 5:35 pm

Alison, I love the bag. What a thoughtful, meaningful and useful gift from your daughter.

Congratulations to your daughter on the purchase of her first home. That is always so exciting.

I’m a cat lover so I can appreciate the inquisitive nature displayed by the kitty in its new home.

Have a great day!

Comment by Joansie 08.06.08 @ 5:34 am

Your post reminded me of the day I realized a rear car door was open. I looked back in surprise to see darling toddler grandson Jack looking up at me in great delight. “I did it!”

Comment by RobinM 08.06.08 @ 5:53 am

My theory is cat’s don’t need thumbs, it’s why they adopted/enslaved humans :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 08.06.08 @ 6:36 am

Congrats to your daughter and her husband! Cats are just too curious!

Comment by Channon 08.06.08 @ 8:41 am

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