Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Update on Pink Scarf Challenge

We did it! Ladies, thanks to your help, we have reached the goal of 25 scarves for the Pink Scarves for Breast Cancer Challenge . . . but we're going to keep going. So if you've started a scarf or scarves, we still need them. We're really short on "manly" type scarves, so if you feel like knitting more, please do so. We could use at least 6 more mens scarves. I'm hoping to have time for at least one, but with helping our friends with their business while they travel that is keeping me busier than usual.
I know there are at least three scarves in the mail, and others on your needles and mine so lets see if we can double that goal! We have received scarves from Israel (2), Missouri (2), Connecticut, Arizona (4), several from local knitters in our Stitch 'n Bitch group . My neighbor Bernice is on her 8th scarf I think - she has outdone me as she's a very fast knitter, and I am not!

I cannot thank you all enough for your help with this. I could not have done it without each and every one of you! Your generosity is touching, and your skills as craftswomen is amazing. Each scarf is different so when we reach the end of the challenge I will photograph them all together and post the picture on my blog.

In kitty news, I recently found out that I have the sweetest cat. Max, our 1 year old cat was sitting on my lap at the computer and was sliding down my legs so I moved her up closer to my body so she wouldn't fall, and she took issue with my disturbing her and reached over and nipped me, not hard enough to hurt but just to set a boundary. My reaction was to make her get off my lap so that she knows biting isn't how boundaries are set. She sat next to the chair facing me with a fierce look on her face, but at the same time a look that said "Hey, what's this? I want back up there" so I moved my chair closer to the desk to prevent her from jumping up. About two minutes later she left and immediately returned with one of her balls in her mouth which she dropped at my feet as a peace offering. Now how can you stay mad with them when they are so sweet?

This same cat, who is strictly a house cat, decided to make a run for it when hubby went to the back yard the other night. It was late, and as we tried to coax her in we had every dog in the neighborhood in an uproar, barking like there were boogie men out to get them. Max would walk 6 feet from us, but there was no catching her if she didn't want to be caught - and she didn't want to be, after all this was a great adventure! It wasn't her first escape, and no doubt not her last. Finally after half an hour of trying to tempt her with treats we gave up, left the patio door open and shut off the exterior lights. It took her all of about 5 minutes to realize she was alone and it was dark . . . she couldn't get in the house fast enough. We'll have to watch her for a while when we go out . . . she wants to explore, but she panics and we're afraid she'll run into the street. Plus, I don't want her beautiful white fur all dirty. We have one long haired cat, SweetPea, who is an outdoor/indoor cat and she brings leaves and the like in on a regular basis. It makes far too much housekeeping for my liking. Ironically, we have a kitty door from the dining room into the sun porch, and another from the sun porch to the back yard that SweetPea uses numerous times a day, but Max will not go through them!

See you at the yarn shop . . .


At 3:02 AM, Blogger Lynda Lambert said...

Congrats on reading your goal of 25 scarves. I bet you will double that though once it catches on and word gets around. Nice photos and story on Max, too. She is so cute.

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Nora said...

Shelly, my 2 scarves are finished and will be mailed today or Monday (at the latest). WILL I MAKE THE DEADLINE??? Please email your postal address as I had a laptop crash and lost all my dada.

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Nora said...

That should read... lost all my DATA (not dada)!

At 4:31 PM, Blogger Nora said...

Shelly, I need your postal address again please.

At 12:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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