My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Mega Busy

I’ve got a lot going on this week and next, so blog posts will be, by necessity, brief.

I am making nice progress on my hat:

I have about 2.5 inches to go before I start the decreases for the top.

And I am plugging along on my second sleeve:

But actual knitting is taking a backseat to other obligations, so the sleeve may progress slowly from this point on.

I am making sure to take time out for the important things in life:

Why she feels the need to wake me up at 2:00am is beyond me though. It’s a good thing she is adorable.


  1. Cassandra says:

    Thats every kitty’s prime time!

  2. Hope all is well, and both projects are coming along nicely!
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Episode 28 – Matchy- Matchy =-.

  3. I think it must be the weather! My kitty has been cuddling a lot more and it seems to be about 2AM as well!

  4. Hat looks really nice – the sleeve too. Oh yes, and most definitely Lucy looks VERY NICE.

  5. My elderly beagle likes to get up at night too. I think he might be demented. Nothing implied, Lucy !

  6. Sherry Anderson says:

    I can relate! Our little Bishon is waking us up to go outside everynight at 1:30 am! I don’t know why! He takes his sweet time outside too!

  7. I’m going to hope that at least she isn’t waking you with a mostly dead roach.

  8. Delilah ( 16 year old Persian) is very vocal around 3-4 a.m. (PST). I occasionally respond to her by telling her everything is okay. She sometimes quiets down after a brief chat but mostly she is just letting me know that pretty soon I have to get up to feed her. Love her anyway.

  9. Emily (15-year-old tortie) has decided she approves of the new house we just moved to in northern VA (we’re practically your neighbors now, Wendy) — she particularly loves the hallway that runs from the living room down the length of the house, so at 2 a.m. she can go on rampages up and down the hall, doing her best impression of an elephant. How can a 6.5-lb cat make more noise than a 75-lb dog? It’s a constant mystery to me.

  10. My one and a half year old cat Merlin is a 3:45ish a.m. cat. How funny that their internal time clocks are so similar!
    .-= Lynneth´s last blog ..Sweater – Year Two Etc =-.

  11. It’s the only time you are still!!!!

  12. Yeah, I’m getting the incessant whine of wake-up-dammit-it’s-time-to-eat of late as well. 2:35am this morning… *sigh*
    .-= Brigitte´s last blog ..In Which Malcolm Files A Complaint =-.

  13. Cats are inscrutable.

    Don’t forget to take time out for Wendy, also.
    .-= Virginia´s last blog ..Happy Birthday- Georgia! =-.

  14. Yeah, they get away with a lot by being adorable. We finally turned on the heat in the bathroom, which is all of about 6′ X 6′, so now Miss Hinky wants to flop belly up in front of the heater. Tiny bathroom, big (15 lbs!) cat in the middle…I have to dance around her to dry off. She gets belly rubs, I get to stub my toe on the tub.

  15. Lucy wakes you up at 2 am because she thinks you are letting your knitting fall behind your normal copious production levels; thusly, encouraging you to get up and knit! Good girl, Lucy!!

  16. Perhaps our kitties are getting ready for the time change this month?

  17. My 18 year-old cat likes to sing to us in the middle of the night, too. It frequently ends with her going “camping” – aka, shut on the other side of 2 doors. We think she’s getting kitty alzheimer’s. 🙁 It wouldn’t be as bad if she made normal cat noises. But she makes these horrible sounds that I, of course, can’t imitate at the vet’s office. And always by the time I get my voice recorder app open, she stops. Sigh…..
    .-= Connie B. in OH´s last blog ..Banana Pineapple Cake =-.

  18. At least Moo waited until 7:00 this morning to put his 18 pound self on my chest and pat my cheeks. He was out of food… Love your new sweater. Love the colors. Got the book and have already looked through it several times. Thank you.