The cats celebrated Easter with new clothes in spring colors, and an Easter basket with a fuzzy donut-shaped toy and some kitty treats.
Here Buntec is checking out Tocohl's new turquoise collar, while Tocohl inspects Buntec's pink one. Buntec had a choice of pale pink or hot pink, and she purred for the pale pink one, so that's the one she got. Tocohl didn't get a choice.
I celebrated Easter with the morning at church, my traditional shrimp and feta cheese omelet for lunch, and a lamb chop and a homegrown salad for dinner. With a Cadbury orange creme egg or two. After all, it is Easter. And the cats got extra treats.
It has been a while since I have posted, so I will bring you up to date with my knitting. I could say that I gave up blogging for Lent, but that's not true. I did participate in a Lenten knitting project: 8" squares for Knit-a-Square, which makes blankets for kids who have been orphaned by AIDS in South Africa. I started with 2 balls of Lion Brand Magic Stripes, purchased at Big Lots, and made the following, using two strands of yarn held together:
Basic garter stitch square.
Stockinette and reverse stockinette squares, 5 stitches and 7 rows per block.
Swedish Block Patter from Barbara Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns.
An attempt at a mitered square, that I hope will block out square.
A mitered square, knit on double pointed needles from the center out.
I then progressed to one ball of Paton's Kroy Sock, purchased as a clearance at Michael's.
Entrelac pattern, based on this scarf pattern, using two strands of yarn. Now finished, but I haven't taken a completed square picture yet. I also completed one more square, and have one partly done - I may show them later, or maybe I won't!
The knitting for the Todos scarf that I began in the Christmas holidays is done.
But it's not finished yet, as I still have all of the ends to weave in, from where the yarn changes. The kit, by Painted Sheep, comes with six different yarns in similar hand-dyed colors.
No telling when this will be finished, especially as we're getting a little warm to wear scarves here in Texas.