Crafts, Cupcakes, and Cats
I’ve started a teeny tiny craft night with a couple of friends, and wow, it is so nice to interact with humans!! As much as I love the internet, I don’t think anything will ever replace real live advice and all of that. Luckily I get to help people craft all of the time when I work at Yarnivore but it’s nice for me to take a break from that and just craft- not for work–and let’s get real, mostly chat.
I took the opportunity to finish knitting my Reversible Hedgehog/Squirrel that has been sitting in the corner since whenever I last touched it. I think I got three legs done in the span of craft night because I was way more excited to chat, which is fine by me. Once the gals left I finished the other 3 feet that needed to be made and did all of the finishing.
Here’s the squirrel side.
And the hedgehog.
They came out a little wonky but I love them anyway.
And here are some cupcakes I made for the evening, at the very last minute, resulting from a cupboard sweep. Both cake and frosting are from a box/can. Go me. We ate them just the same!
And just for the heck of it: kitties. As you may know, we have a stray problem in our yard and my mom and I (and my very helpful friend) have been working to remedy it by getting all of the cats fixed, and the kittens adopted. This is more expensive and more stressful than you might imagine, as having a stressed out wild animal (even if it is a cute kitty) hanging out in a trap in your garage is no fun. There are all kinds of rules for the low-cost spay/neuter places and we’ve had a heck of a time being able to use them. But 2 are fixed now, and there are 3 more to go. And if anyone local wants a new kitty, let me know, as a friend is fostering them until the find their forever homes. And at the risk of sounding like Bob Barker: Have your pets spayed or neutered. Seriously! The one abandoned cat that my neighbor was feeding has turned into 9 in the span of a year.
C. R. A. Z. Y.
And no, I am not becoming a crazy cat lady.
End public service announcement.