with a little help from the furnace and a couple of pieces of bread, the dogs didn't seem to mind the cold at all.
Oribel had no cares about the temperature anywhere, she just wanted to explore every possible surface she could.
Saturday involved some great knitting time for me.
I took advantage of Oribel taking a long nap to get some sock knitting in. Giotto's cuff is a picot hem, which required knitting five rounds, knitting a round of yarn-over, knit two together (this makes an eyelet or hole without changing the actual stitch count), and then five more rounds of knitting. For the next round you then fold over the eyelet row and pick up the matching cast on stitch to the one you are working and knit them together. This produces a "sewn" style hem cuff. I have never done one of these before and was very excited about how it turned out. I was also glad that she took such a long nap so I could get it to a good stopping point.
Later on I did some more knitting that wouldn't be damaged if I had help. I can't really show you all much more than this, 'cause it might wind up being a gift, and I just never know who is reading this.
After dinner Hubband and I watched a movie and I got a lot more knitting in. This time I got just a tiny bit of help and then another long nap was had on my helper's part.
Sunday was not big on the napping or knitting. I think she is making up for yesterday in more ways than one. All morning seemed to be non-stop running all over the house, chasing things, carrying around her various treasures, hiding Hubband's belt under the bed, and who really knows what all else. Fortunately he found the one he wanted just before he and his suitcase had to dodge an attack kitten on the stairs.
I did a little bit of painting today, but it definitely is a gift and I do know who is reading this time!
Miss Orebel managed to keep herself busy by doing whatever stretching she needed to look into things she hasn't seen before. Who knew cats stood on their tippy-toes?
She has continued to work on ways to climb over the microwave, so we tried putting "ScratchNotTape on the counter areas around it where she was walking. That didn't work out very well in the long run. Her reaction to discovering it with the first step was to chew at the edges to pull it up. She actually got a little corner of one of three pieces up. Then she just realized that if she stepped on it a few times it wasn't very sticky anymore and she just started walking across it.