No, I did not win a kitty! LOL!!!
Though you know I wouldn't have minded that.
First the kitty stuff.
We took the calico girls to the vet this past week for their shots and check-up.
Daddy is trying to calm his babies.
The vet tech weighs Penny. She's a whopping 12.5. I knew he was feeding her too many treats!
'Mom, she's twisting my ear!!!'
Behave, Penny, she's not hurting you!
Isabel watches the door for the coming of the Doctor.
'Do you hear footsteps???"
Ha! I have an idea!
I can do this!!!
RESTRAIN who??? What exam??? He-he-he!
It worked for Isabel. What did I do wrong?
Well, I can always blind her with my headlights!
The girls were declared healthy, got their shots, and went home to rest after their stressful afternoon.
We always take them together because having a partner in misery keeps them calmer. They really don't seem to be too traumatized by their vet visits and are not hesitant to be put in their carrier.
They're such good girls!
Now for the new little calico girl!
This is Millie. She's a dilute calico. Instead of the black, rusty orange and white like Izzy and Penny, she has medium gray, peachy tan and white fur. The vet says she is probably about a year-and-a-half. I thought she was younger because she's so tiny, only 5.5 lbs!
It is hard to get a good picture of her because she's so wiggly.
Come on up, Millie!
See why I couldn't resist this little darling???
She's been staying in my weaving room. She now has a clean bill of health. Her quarantine period is over. The next step will be to introduce her slowly to the other cats.
There will be some hissing!!!
Now for the Winning part.
Recently my friend Julie of the 'Knitting at Large' blog was contacted by Knit Picks, a wonderful yarn, knitting needles, and pattern company, about having a 'knit-along' and give-away to promote their expansion into more plus sized patterns.
This is a smart move on the part of pattern designers and producers because there is a huge market for knitting patterns in larger sizes. Larger people need more yarn to make a sweater, thus better yarn sales! Julie and her blog has been THE key promoter for making knitting accessible for plus sized women.
Knit Picks offered several prizes through Julie's blog, one of which was a free plus sized sweater pattern and all the yarn needed to knit it.
WHOO-HOO!!! I WON!!! A FREE SWEATER PATTERN and YARN!
I hardly ever win anything, I'm so excited! And what better to win than yarn!
Maybe the Megamillions lottery, but hey, YARN is good for me!
So thank you, Julie!!!
Thank you, Knit Picks!!!
When I select my pattern and yarn, I'll show you pictures.
Meanwhile, check them out!