Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ooooo a social life at last!

I managed to book yesterday off work as holiday so I could go to knitting at Borders at Cheshire Oaks on Tuesday evening. It was lovely, lots of space and like minded people. I finally got to meet Donna, who I feel as tho' I've known for ages, which was really nice. Needless to say I was shattered yesterday, which was my own fault as I got carried away chatting the night before so didn't get in until 10pm!!!!!
Thank you to everyone who has asked about Captain. He has perked up a little(still not his usual grumpy but very loving self quite yet) and I took him back to the vets. The vet tried to express some urine from him as we hadn't been able to get a sample ourselves...well bless him, Captain then couldn't stop weeing!!!! So the vet was pleased he had a full bladder(I suppose it showed his kidneys are working) and wants to see him again next week.
I'm now a third of the way thro' my 3rd clue of Mystic Light so the craft drought has hopefully gone! I'd better get some more knitting done.......

Sunday, April 6, 2008


I wanted to do a separate post for this as Captain is a very special man to me. He was my first ever cat.
Yesterday, we took him to the vets as we had noticed he couldn't 'wee'.
It turns out he has a feline urinary syndrome. He has had all his bloods tested and a small amount of urine too. His kidneys don't appear to be in great shape and he is showing a small sign of infection. We came away from the vets with plastic granular litter to try and get a urine sample from him(very difficult as 1. he cant wee and 2. he prefers going outside), syringes to get liquid down him, antibiotics and Feliaway(a pheromone that's supposed to chill cats out).
Last night he came over for a big cuddle and we have been feeding him wet food (as opposed to his usual dry)and cat milk to get some liquid in him.
He seems a little happier today.
Got to go back to the vets on Tuesday.....thank god for insurance!

It's snowing!

OMG it's snowing! It doesn't normally snow much here let alone stick due to us living near the River when I lived in S Yorks it was entirely different!

Our central heating is broken :( so I'm sat huddled under my woolly jumper and other layers next to an electric heater which is very greedy with our electricity pennies. We've already had a plumber out and now waiting for a 'spark' as it's something to do with the electrics?!

Anyway besides the by. I'm now well enough to go back to work(thank goodness)...this week has been horrible. All I've been able to do is a little bit on Mystic Light.
This is clue 1 with a little of clue 2. I've used the more bluey yarn first as that is at the neck edge and will then be at the top of the sunset colours.
I also thought I'd make a parcel up for Scarletti and spread a bit of yarn karma. She's been having probs with sock yarn and I knew I had a skein of DT Crafts sock yarn and thought it would be nice to dye some up for her. So the yarn, dyed to her specific colourways, it is now winging its way to her and she should have it tomorrow.

I really enjoyed doing it and it helped get me out of an illness induced craft drought.

Oh well, here's the electrician now....better go!