OK, so I know you all want to know how the kitten is, right? She's got a bit of diarrhea at the moment which smells horrible. She's also spoiled, but I just don't know how that's happening. She likes to wake up at 5am and cry. Then she eats and naps for a while. Next is independent playtime for an hour or so, during which she's encouraged to play with her toys and not my toes. (toe, toy, what's the difference, right??). Now, so you all know - she won't be staying with us after all. She will be admitted to the Dakin Humane Society and will be adopted from there once she's old enough and stops pooping badly. She'll get vet care, and a microchip, and a good home with people who love her. This is not to say that I don't love her - because I do - but at this point in my life I don't really want the commitment of a young animal. And we did say temporary, remember? We need to stick to that. In the meantime she will continue to be spoiled - I mean loved and cared for - in our home. I will take her for her vet visits and eventually when she's big enough hand her over to the shelter so they can do their job.
Oh..look what came today?? GIGGLE!! Cafe press rocks! One t-shirt, 200 buttons, all about me! Love it! Girl's t-shirt came last week and she wore it to work Monday. Mine is white. Mr. Wonderful refuses to wear one. We love him anyway. Most days. The buttons are very cool, and little and I adore them! Come find us at Rhinebeck - we'll be handing them out like candy. But when they're gone, they're gone! You'll recognize us - we'll be the crazy people wearing the t-shirts with the book cover on the back. This is going to be the coolest Rhinebeck ever. I am very excited. I am bringing buttons to work tomorrow to share. I am also very excited to report that the book allegedly went off to be printed last week. WOOT! Maybe, just maybe, there will be a hard copy to fondle someday soon. A copy with a spiral, and a hard cover and all 16 patterns, and the lovely technique section and the amazing art and...and...and...maybe I should relax a little!? It's sort of like being pregnant. You know, the end part, where you just want to get it out and look at it?? That's where I am at. I want to see it and hold it and cry over it. NOW.
Today I am working on finishing up this little ditty - an infant set in Sss...sss...WHY can't I remember the name of this yarn??? I have some kind of mental block about this...lemme look...SOUTHWICK! I knew it was an S. I keep wanting to say Stockbridge, which I know is totally wrong. OK, so Southwick. Wick. Cotton. Candle wick. Southwick is the cotton yarn...mabye that'll do it?? Anyway - it's an infant sent starting at a size 3 mo and ending at 18-24 mo. It will have little embroidered flowers around the bottom, and there will be a hat and bootees. Maybe even by Friday!
I just went to answer the phone and happened to see a whole flock of wild turkey in the yard. All sizes, from fluffy chicks (though it's a little late in the year for them) to adolescents and adults. Lovely. I love the woods!