Sunday, June 29, 2008

My Weekend wrap up

Yesterday I did nothing around the house. Sissy got me up around 5:30. I would have been up earlier if I had actually gotten up when she started her wake up ritual. So I watch TV and knitted up this cap. This hat is from the book 101 Designer one-skein Wonders. You can see the hat on the cover. The yarn is Moda Dea Sassy Stripes in Lucky colorway. This is the perfect yarn for a child.
I did not put the pompom as the designer did. I'm not a big fan of pompom's.
All day as I worked on it Sissy kept coming up and try to get my attention. So I would take breaks and comb her. What do I find? A flea!!!! So one if not both of the boys brought them into the house. So far I have found 4! I have checked Zorro who would be the most likely one to have passed it on but I can't find any on him. Now I have experience with fleas so I am looking for flea dirt. Nada. Stanley has been letting me give him a lot brush time too. He loves it. I also have not seen dirt on him. Both boys have white fur so you would think it would be easy. So I now need to give all 4 cats a flea bath. Pia should be easy. Zorro I think I can manage but neither Sissy or Stanley like being held. I have a plan in place and will wear several layers of long sleeved shirts. Do you think flea stuff at the neck will work without giving a bath? I don't think so. I would ask for help but I have 4 former sometimes still feral cats! They do not know other people. If you come into my house you will not see the girls. Zorro is the least fearful of people in the house but outside he keeps clear of the kids. The kids see me and tell me they see the cats and why can't they pet them. I have to tell them that they are wild and to stay away from them. They don't understand but it keeps the peace with the kids and the cats.

Does this fellow look like a flea carrier? I think so. I originally made this as a baby present but was not happy with it. So it is now the cats. Sissy got on it first but Zorro soon took it as his own.

Today I did the house work. I then went looking for something that I could put the hat on to take the pictures. I have a bag of stuffed animals and dolls but the hat was too big but while I was in my walk-in closet I pulled out some summer tops and tried them all on to see if they fit. They did but two did make it into the bag for one of the charities that picks up. So far I have three bags of cloths. I am slowly, key word here is slowly, getting things out of the house that I do not need. I have subscribed to Freecycle on Yahoo groups but so far the only thing I have posted was my Filter Queen vacuum. Two people wanted it but they did not follow through. I have two large pieces of Scan furniture that I posted on Craigs List but no takers. I have lowered the price twice. I'll probably try a third time but that will be the last time.

I had great success selling my audio books on EBay. I sold 29 books and made $400+ selling them at $8 and up including free shipping. I realize $300 after EBay & Pay Pal fees and shipping. I still have three bags of 37 books that did not sell. I'll try again later this summer.

Well, enough for now. I am going to get my next project together so I get something OTN. I am going to try Clapotis again. I want something I made to wear at work when the AC gets too cold. It is either too warm, too cold or just right. Plus, we are starting to think that the AC goes down around 3 in the afternoon. Then we have no air and it get stuffy. Our building is one of the older ones at Tysons Corner. If it isn't the AC it is the elevators.


Channon said...

Pretty hat. I don't do pompoms either.

Robin C said...

if you go get Advantage from the vet and put it on the cats, it will kill the fleas that are on there already. I know from experience. I use it every month even though my cats stay inside. People can bring them in on their clothes too.

Like the little hat. I have that book, must look at it again.

Lynn said...

LOVE that hat! And yes the Sassy Stripes is fantastic for kids!! I need to check out that book; I keep hearing lots of good things abt it, just haven't gotten it.

and I agree with Robin C, advantage from the vet works WONDERS!!!! I've tried the other stuff out there, but nothing works as well as Advantage.

Jejune said...

Simply gorgeous hat! Good call on the pompom ;)

My daughter loves audio books - she doesn't read easily, and they open her literary horizons - a great invention!

cinnamongirl93 said...

What a great hat. I have seen the yarn you used at the store before. It looks so much better knitted up.
A long time ago my inside cats some how got fleas. They would hang out by the windows so I think that's how it happened. We had to give them flea baths twice. Not one of my favorite things to do.

Anita said...

Zoro looks pretty pleased with himself. :)

Wonderful about the ebay sales! I got rid of a bunch of crochet books I didn't want anymore that way too.