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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Amongst Other Things....

October seems to have flown by.  This month is a time for getting ready for winter.  
However, I don't feel quite there yet and this was the wake up call this morning....

(It didn't stick)

We spent Sunday turning apples into cider at Doug and Ruthette's house, and they had this, erm, "interesting" pumpkin there.  Doug grew it in his garden.

Kinda cute eh?
(turn it over!)


The Kittens continue to grow and wreak havoc upon the house.  
I am dead serious about the havoc wreaking.
The boys are getting neutered in two weeks!

My sweater, the first "big" knitting project I've attempted, is starting to look like the beginnings of a sweater;or if I give up, a shrug.  I have to knit an additional seven inches of the body before beginning a cabled medallion pattern on the back, then add a garter stitch border along the edges and knit the sleeves in the round.  This sweater is all being knit as one piece and so far it has been fairly simple.  
We'll see how the cabling goes.

Dear sweet Uist went to be a breeding ram in southern Michigan.  I had a hard time parting with him, but he will be loved where he is and pass along his lovely genetics.  I would have kept him as a wether for sure.

Duncan, the baby of the family, celebrated his ninth birthday on the seventh.

I'm not sure where all those nine years went!  
(he's only a little bit neater eight years later!)


  1. Don't those kitties look so innocent? How could they possibly be such havoc wreakers? Linus is scheduled for his vet visit on the 5th! He and Moses have become wrestling buddies. Unfortunately Moses is very vocal and it always sounds like Linus is committing Hara Kiri.
    Love the pumpkin. :)

  2. Happy Birthday Duncan. What a cutie. The kittens are cute too.