Sunday, February 1, 2009

Poor Skittles

I got an email from my mom this week that my cat (well, technically my parents' cat now, but I still consider him mine because I chose him to bring home when he was a kitten, and he still takes every opportunity to steal my lap whenever I'm home) had an unforunate brush with a candle on the coffee table, resulting in a little singed whiskers and some slightly crispy fur on this shoulder. Look at how unimpressed my little Skittles looks below.

Hopefully his whiskers grow back soon. He's getting to be pretty old and he doesn't attempt any kitty acrobatics in pursuit of birds at the bird feeder like his buddy Creeper, but he still plays outside and needs those whiskers to keep from bumping into things and getting stuck in small places. Not to mention they don't look dignified at all, burnt off like that.

Knitting this week has been stalled by homework. I'm finally (almost) done my online course, which has been haunting me for the past two months. I just submitted my answers to the exam questions last night. This should make my current semester a lot more relaxing because I'm only taking two courses. My favourite of the two is Tone Analysis which is turning out to be just as much fun as I thought it would be! Also, in less than a month I have my comprehensive exams (testing me on every course I've taken for the past two years) since I'm in the non-thesis track. I actually much prefer studying for exams to writing papers, and once those are over I'll have even more free time!

What will I do with this free time, you ask? Well, you probably don't need to ask. I have so many knitting projects I want to begin that the compartments of my brain are overflowing with yarn. Additionally, I have resolved to get caught up with Battlestar Galactica.

In other news, I'm now a designer on Ravelry! I'm hoping to make a few more pdf's of my knitting charts, most based off of old video game sprites, but modified to reflect the fact that knit stitches are rectangular instead of square like pixels. My first one is the Super Mario Powerup Charts that you can download for free on Ravelry! If you're not a raveler and you still want the chart, just send me a message and I'll email it to you. The charts are made for two-colour knitting, since most of my colourwork is doubleknitting and three colours there just gets to be too complicated.


Ilix said...

YAYY!!! You are up on Ravelry! Awesome... now I will have to make an excuse to use them!

Glad Skittles is okay, I was a bit worries by the title!

Youvegotmaille said...


Poor kitty! My little spaz Otto did that when he was but a wee one.

Love the blog name. I is a follower! Miss ya.

Aesderina said...

OOOH a designer!! that is so awesome.. and I'm sorry about your kitty.. static caught her tail on fire the other day (also with a candle) and she didn't even notice when her tail swifted by.. only after when she could smell it and started cleaning her tail..

I guess they should another warning on candles.. lol

Susan said...

Poor widdle kittie... *nuzzles Skittles consolingly, as he looks pretty grumpy*