In Which We Try Something Different

And that something different involves 4 furballs of the feline variety. Meet the new batch of distractions:

Lucy, the dainty one

Lola, the intrepid explorer

Curry, the cuddler

Gumbo, the instigator

They are all from the same litter. But Gumbo and Lola have something the other 2 don't - they're polydactyls. Polydactyly is a genetic trait that results in extra digits. In the case of these two, they both have one exta toe on each foot, including their back feet, which is less common. Poly-cats are good luck, so I think we should keep them around until tornado season is over. These kittens all have great temperaments and are very people-oriented. I think they won't have any trouble finding good homes. Although Mr. C and I may be in trouble this time - we're both already very smitten with each one of them.

While the kittens aren't as time-consuming as puppies, it's still going to be hard for me to get much knitting done. Good thing I've almost finished this secret project I've been working on. Here's a sneak-peek:

No matter how cute, no kitten can compare to the gorgeous (and peeved) Ms. Criquette

I also made Sarah's market bag, in honor of Earth Day. This was a very fast knit. I used Tahki cotton, doubled. For this project, I learned how to do the Kitchener stitch. While it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be, my first attempt was absolutely pathetic:

I got the hang of it on the second try and it turned out okay.

I think I made the handle too long, but otherwise, I'm happy with how it turned out.

But, I will have to tear myself away from the supreme cuteness of the kittens so I can get this finished. It's the scarf for my ISE6 spoilee.

It's probably about 1/5 finished, so I have quite a way to go. Between the kittens and the tornado sirens going off several times on Thursday night, knitting conditions in the C household have been less than ideal this week. Today and tomorrow are finally supposed to be sunny and warm enough to be outside, and the garden and several pots of perennials are beckoning. Good thing the sun will eventually go down, kittens will eventually go to sleep and then maybe I can get some knitting done.


Average Jane said...

Cute kitties! I'll see if anyone I know might be interested. (I need to stick with the three I have.)

Lynn said...

Poor Criquette, always having to share her space! But those kittens are adorable!!! and I could tell right away that Gumbo was a poly. Same as my Hemi. He's got the extra toes in the back as well, plus 3 extra on the front ones. He lookes like he has thumbs! LOL
Stay safe with the tornado watches. Those are NOT fun.

Anonymous said...

Your package is on its way!

-ISE Secret Pal

Dianne said...

Those little kitties are adorable! Love the bag, too. I just added it to my (ever growing) Ravelry queue!

Nichole said...

Cute kitties! Love the market bag - going to go look up the pattern now.

Anonymous said...

Those kittens are sooo adorable! I don't blame Criquette for making a face.
Awesome ISE scarf and earth day project!
I haven't seen too many polydactyl's with extra back toes too! Neat!

~your "new" Spring Fling Swap Partner

p.s. your package will be going out soon, just taking a little longer being that there was a switch

Sonya said...

They are very cute. I love Curry, looks so cuddley..(sp?)
We had a puppy with an extra toe on her front paws.

Life's a Stitch said...

I am NOT a cat person, but those are just too darned cute.

Firefly Nights said...

Good luck with the new kittens. The extra toes give them character.