Friday, 2 May 2008

Finished fellows and a tale of dislocation.





Finished objects for April include these folk - a couple more Long Term Log cabin squares and my first ever socks whose toes have been so badly Kitchenered that I will only allow them to be photographed if they are wearing shoes. No matter, it's my first go and I like them very much. The hat is made from some handspun from Jaqui and it has already been coveted by many. I was hoping to show my little jumper for Knitta's Botswana project but it is still in the making along with a jumper for Archie and the next LTLC square.

Lovely spring weather in the village this week, everything is turning a beautiful shade of green, except for the fields of oil seed rape ( Canola ) which are already a billious custardy yellow. The swallows have come back and the skylarks are hovering overhead. Magnus should be having the time of his life but instead he is sulking in Knitting HQ nursing a dislocated tail. The vet confirmed this yesterday after X-Rays of the boy were taken under sedation. Magnus must have been really knocked out as he spent the rest of the night staring into an empty food bowl in a manner so stoned it would have put Dennis Hopper to shame. The tail now looks a bit like a flag at half mast. Chances are he has caught it in a door or a cat flap but you never can tell. I haven't ruled out pigeons.....

6 comments:

Cindy G said...

Oh poor Magnus! (I've never even hear of a dislocated tail).

Yay socks!

Miss Frugality said...

Poor Magnus puss.Hope he's on the mend soon.LOVE those socks!

TD wool design said...

i bet it gives the poor guy character! (as if he needs it) hope he mends well :)
can't wait to see your May projects! i love your socks! i should make a pair (though i've only made 1 poor, mismatched pair ever) because we've had a stretch of damp, cold, rainy days. even had a few fires in the woodstove. have a lovely weekend!

Jacqui said...

i blame the pigeon syndicate for magnus' tail.

thrilled at how great you make my 'young grasshopper' spinning look! any way you can have the same effect on my housekeeping attempts?

welcome to the obsessive yet soothing world of sock knitting!

nicantsoair said...

You look so beautiful in that hat picture.

heidispins said...

That is an awesome hat! And congrats on the socks - they are lovely, and no worries about the toes - the next ones will be better!

Poor kitty! Me-OW!