Tahki Chelsea Silk, 65%silk/35% wool.
I was tidying up the other day when I came across a UFO older than my kids. It was the completed back to a cardigan that I started probably back in 1993 or 1994. I bought the Chelsea Silk in a yarn shop in the San Juan islands and I can't remember which one. The shop wasn't in town but out in the country in a one story house/building--any ideas? I do remember the dh paying me $100 to sing 'Mack the Knife' on karaoke night at the hotel bar, never to be repeated EVER.
Anyway, I frogged the back, washed and dried the yarn and I was thinking about making Cinxia from Knitty. I downloaded the pattern when I realized that the yarn starting moaning 'Noooooooo, not another cardigan! Please, please, can't I be a spring bow-tie wrap with some zippy Noro Tidiori thrown in? You could make a really fun skirt to go with me!'
Sheesh. Alright, already. Have it your way.
Cats and Karma or Just Like My Momma Used To Do
I got a phone call the other day from a woman who saw our 'lost cat' flyers wanting to know if we ever found Neko. She heard the sad story and asked if I might be interested in her 2-year old tabby female. Her in-laws, who are locals, are allergic to cats and it's becoming a real problem when they're visiting. She described her as affectionate, used to dogs, and strictly an indoor cat. She also mentioned that the cat's mother used to live on our street. Well, that clinched the deal right then and there. She and her daughter brought this little grey tabby over and the boys and I immediately went 'Awwwwwww.' So, now we have a new family member---FIONA!
Now, none of this was discussed with Mr. Mary, who was at the office. My mother used to come home with a dog, or more commonly, new cats and that was that. Made sense to me and it still does--hey, I'm the food bowl lady, vet liaison and chief information officer of animal affairs.
I made a batch of Texas Pecan Pie Bars from The Pastry Queen to soften up the dh. I think I'll have to make every damn recipe in the book before he chills out. Fiona is settling in nicely and is so affectionate that we're slightly stunned after the no-nonsense personality of Neko.
So when someone says, 'When one door closes, another one opens,' they're right!