Ben solves the consciousness problem by morphing into his alter ego 'Mad Dingo'. One minute he'll be sitting there swaying, eyes half-mast, head drooping and the next minute he's getting his blood pumping by doing hot laps around the living room like his tail is on fire. He's an 80# wrecking ball and the racing space is roughly 10 feet square so you do the math...and then come over and help me set the furniture back upright!
The evenings this week had been pretty quiet. Lack of social obligations and the cold weather made for a few nights of tea sipping (new favorite: Celestial Seasonings Honey Vanilla Chamomile) knitting, TV watching, and Ben cuddling, when he slows down long enough. I finished one of my new socks. I'm a sucker for anything with purple in it. Sometimes that is not a positive thing...as in this case.
And I knit another couple thousand feet on my Ninja Death Scarf. A friend told me to wash it with lost of Downy when I'm done and it will soften up. I'm holding her to that! If not, she may see the business end of its wrath! ZOT! It won't be pretty!
And since my friend Steve thinks all I do is knit meat and vegetables, (i.e. the Turkey hat and the Snowman hat-carrot nose don'cha know!) here is this week's 'meat knitting'; a mouse for Punkin, my Mum's cat! (Thanks to Knitzu for the pattern. You should go to her site. She has photos of her mice's exploits!) I thought it would be a turn-about-is-fair-play kinda thing to make the mouse/prey hunter orange! Try and give him a fighting chance against the mouse destroying machine that is Punkin.