Thursday, August 30, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Now the exciting news, we have eyes!!! They started opening up this morning, I figure their eyes should be completely open by tomorrow. We now figure them to be anywhere from 9 to 12 days old, I really think that they are only 9 days.
We called the Emergency Vet Hospital over the weekend to double check on the babies progress. The staff there informed us that we are doing everything right and should end up with a healthy bunch of kitties. They told us that judging by the fact that some still had the cord attached and their eyes were closed that they were mostly likely only 2 or 3 days old when Scott found them. I am just so grateful that Scott found them.
They had a bath today. Since they are going potty on their own now, they tend to have "stuff" on them that just won't come off with a good wipe down. So I gave them a bath and then blow dried them, they are little fluff balls. They will have long hair.
It's feeding time, so I will update again in a couple of days.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Kitten A, male, weighing in at 5.5 oz. He is the only solid grey one.
Kitten B, female, she weighs in at 4.7 oz. She is a little eater, but we are noticing that her appetite is growing, good news there.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
sz 13 circular needles 29"
sz 10 1/2 circular needles 24"
I used Sugar n Cream jumbo skein and cone yarns
With 2 strands cast on 20 stitches
Row 1 - Knit
Row 2 - k1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb,k1
repeat rows 1 & 2 until 40 sts
work even 3 rows
Dec row 1 - k1, k2tog,k to last 2 sts, k2tog, k1
Dec row 2 - knit
repeat dec rows 1& 2 until 20 sts remain
place marker, pick up 20 sts along rounded edge, place marker, pick up 20 sts along straight edge, place marker, pick up 20 sts along rounded edge, place marker (80 sts)
(use different color marker for first marker)
Row 1- *k1, kfb* rep around (120 sts)
Rows 2 -10 - k
Row 1 - *yo,k2tog* rep around
Row 2 & 3 - k
Row 4 - * yo,k2tog* rep around
Rows 5 & 6 - k
Row 7 - p
Rows 8 & 9 - k
Do 3 pattern repeats
Then k 2 rounds
next round k1, k2tog around (80 sts)
switch to sz 10 1/2 needles
k11, bo 9, k11 (place on holder), bo 9, k11 (place on holder), bo 9, k11 (place on holder), bo 9
Row 1- k2tog, k to end (10 sts)
Row 2- k2tog, k to end (9 sts)
Row 3- k
Row 4- k2tog, k to end (8 sts)
Row 5- k2tog, k to end (7 sts)
Row 6- k
applied I-cord handle
k4, bring yarn to front, sl next 3 sts purlwise, turn
repeat for 9"
Row 1- k
Row 2-kfb, k (8sts)
Row 3-kfb,k (9 sts)
Row 4- k
Row 5 -kfb, k (10sts)
Row 6 -kfb, k (11 sts)
place the live stitches from the holder one the same side of bag on the other end of the circular needle, use a 10 1/2 straight needle to do 3 needle bind off (hold the 2 needles with live stitches with one in front of the other, insert the third needle into the first stitch on both needles knitwise, wrap yarn around needle and draw through both loops, dropping the 2 live stitches off the needles, do this again then slip the first st on the right needle over the second stitch, repeat until all stitches are worked)
For second handle pick up the live stitches from one of the holders, and repeat above.
Weave in ends.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
So here you see the first shopping bag I made. I used KnitPicks pattern "Mary's Summer Bag", I used Bernat Handicrafter in over the rainbow and Sugar n Cream in white.
It is a good bag. I really do use this when we go grocery shopping, I am always amazed at how much I can get in it. The clerks at the store are usually pretty surprised as well.
Now keeping all that in mind I knew that I could make it better. I don't really like the fact that it doesn't have handles, or that it has a draw string. I felt that it was to tall and not wide enough. So a decided to play around until I came up with something I love.
So this is what I came up with. I used the same basic pattern as before but I made the base bigger, increased the sides to a size I liked, used double strand for the whole bag, and added two small handles. I used Sugar n Cream in key lime pie and Sugar n Cream in white.
I have no idea how much yarn I actually used on either bag since I used the jumbo skeins, something like 12 or 14 oz each skein, and the white came from a cone.
I can't wait to go grocery shopping tomorrow night. I think I have a winner with this one. It has the same open weave as the other but with it being shorter and wider it should work better for us, just have to go shopping to find out.