Sunday, March 02, 2008

Catching Up

I can't believe I haven't posted all week! Thanks for the nice comments about Dolly. She's a sweetie and although she and Harley haven't exactly bonded, there's been no kitty warfare either. Mostly, they just stare at each other a lot.

I'm still amazed at how much Dolly looks like my old cat Charlotte. Like Charlotte, Dolly's a small cat, maybe 8 pounds, and very delicate looking. Here's an old scanned picture of Charlotte, peering down from her perch on top of my monitor.


I have been knitting, too. I've finished my hat from David's pattern. Since y'all seem fond of dorky pictures of me in hats, here's another one. Note to self: put on lipstick before taking pictures!


Pattern: David's Hat
Yarn: Pale Pink Elann Peruvian Baby Silk, for the lining; Gray Cascade 220; RPM Pink Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted (leftover from my Very Cabley Mittens, which i should blog about someday).
Needles: size 4 circ for the lining and size 6 circs and dpn's for the body.
Mods: I went down a needle size to compensate for my loose knitting and added 10 stitches around (one pattern repeat) to compensate for my big head and the fact that I didn't want a tight hat. I also added 3 rounds of gray (one just below the colorwork and two just above) to make sure the hat covered my ears. The result is more cloche-y than I think David had in mind, but I'm very happy it!

There's also been baking. Many years ago, when I was young and married, I baked most of our bread. More recently, though, baking with yeast has been maybe an annual event. But last Sunday I made cinnamon rolls, and today I made Oatmeal Bread.

oatmeal bread

Guess what I had for dinner?


Chris said...

Let me guess... fresh warm bread??

Look at how cute you are in your hat!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm! You're going to bake bread for me when I come visit, right? And cinnamon rolls?

You look totally cute in the hat!

Dolly does look like sweet Charlotte.

sophanne said...

I read "fond of her? in dorky hats?" must be some of her other blog friends- then I saw the picture and was like "OH YEAH! I remember- I AM fond of her in dorky hats." What a great picture and delicious hat.

Anonymous said...

Cute hat!

Since Jody bought me the KitchenAid mixer, I bake 99% of our bread because it's just easy now. I love the smell of it baking.

Steven said...

Great hat! And man, that bread looks YUMMY!

Amysatx said...

Love the hat!! Mmmmmm...bread!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the hat!

and MMMMMM bread.....

Stacie said...

yum! that bread made my mouth water!!! cute hat too!

Anonymous said...

I love tuxedo kitties! My sister has a 20-pound male who is about 18 yrs old. Great looking bread. There is a cat on LOLcats today who reminds me of Simon.

Anonymous said...

Janna, that's some good looking bread! And Dolly is one helluva cute kitty!