New Year’s Eve is special for Izzy and me . . . it’s our anniversary.
On the afternoon of December 31, 1986, I stopped by a friend’s house. Her son had just returned home to live and had brought a six-month old kitten named Emily with him. He had picked up Emily on the side of a highway in Richmond, Virginia when she was a tiny kitten in late Summer 1986 after seeing her being tossed from a moving car.
There was already an elderly cat living there who was not amused at having her territory invaded by a newcomer. So Emily was relegated to the basement pending disposition of her case and had been there about a week.
When I was over there that afternoon they “accidentally” let Emily out of the basement. She ran up the stairs, jumped in my lap, turned around a couple of times, settled down, and gave a huge sigh. And gazed up at me adoringly.
At this point they were already getting out a box for me to take her home in.
I already had four cats and did not need another one, but of course she came home with me. I renamed her Isolde, because all the other cats had Arthurian names: Arthur, Kay, Bedivere, and Tristan. (And the dear departed Gawain.)
So Izzy and I always look back fondly on New Year’s Eve.
In knitting news . . .
I worked on my Knitty project last night. No photos of anything, I’m afraid. Did you ever have one of those days where everything that could possibly go wrong did? That was me yesterday. Everything I attempted to accomplish at work exploded in my face, and even the commute in and out was a nightmare.
So I didn’t even attempt to play with my Ott Light. I figured I’d break it.
Emma asked about the rest of my Christmas presents. Well, other than the Ott Light, I didn’t get a lot of knitting related stuff. But I did get some size 0 Addi turbos I needed, the Knitters’ Stash book, and the “knitting stitch a day” perpetual calendar. and my good friend Geane, she of the the SL 2002 FO I blogged about yesterday, gave me a generous gift certificate to Bea Ellis Knitwear which I’m looking forward to using!
I do have a birthday looming on the horizon, so maybe I’ll get more knitting books then.