Thursday, April 10, 2008

Simon and Socks

I know that some of you miss reports of Simon. Well, he is still his same silly self.


Here he is, sporting his San Antonio Missions batting helmet. Or maybe it was an ice cream dish, issued on opening night... Either way, he's being very patient! Thanks to my BIL, Felix, for taking this picture. You can see more pictures of Simon on Felix's Flickr site, as well as pictures of Simon's "sister," Schuster, our friend Jody's new baby kitty, Gracie, and fish that Felix caught. And also a few human friends and family members!

I've also finished one cat-related sock -- a Whiskers and Paw Prints.

whiskers and pawprints
(It's so hard to take a picture of your own foot!)

I love these socks - or at least the one that's done! It fits great. I'm not completely happy about the short-row heel. One side looks perfect, but the other was quite holey. I sewed the holes shut from the inside, and it looks fine on, but I'm hoping I do better with the second sock.

8 comments:

Bezzie said...

Schuster? Is your sister a libarian too??? I love it!

Nice whisker and paw print sock! That's such a cute pattern.

jessie said...

A cat that looks like Charlie Chaplin. Cool!

Chris said...

Ah, Simon, such a handsome devil! Your sock looks great. It might not be you - could just be the type of SR heel.

pjbknit said...

I love Schuster! Simon is still debonair. It is hard to take foot photos. I thought of you when I befriended T. Scott in Facebook yesterday

NeedleDancer said...

What is it about s/r heels that makes them do that! grr.
I wonder if its the type of wrap. I'm trying the yo instead of the wrap next time. It SEEEMS to do that less... but I dunno...

Linda the Sister said...

bezzie, I'm not a librarian, but I do love to read. I got Simon first (he was originally named Annabelle because we thought he was a she!), then a year later I got a baby girl kitty, and I thought "Simon and Schuster" was just cute, and a nice nod to my love of books.

I tell people it could be worse: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, anyone? ;)

Steven said...

The sock does look awesome, and yes, taking a picture of your own foot is one of the hardest things to do in the world. Right up there next to getting someone else to take a picture of your foot. Pheet are hard to photograph!

Linda the Sister said...

Hey, I had to take a picture of my friend Gina's tongue. Seriously. A foot MUST be easier.