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