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Lani and Ann are the Weaver sisters!

Lani's household consists of Steve, the long-suffering coding genius and computer security guru; Jim, Lani's tall, red-headed and handsome son, currently finishing his second year of college; Hunter, Jasmine, Himari, Chenault, the miraculous Onyx and the even more miraculous Resk, undisputed feline rulers of the house; and Jesse, the man-hating green-cheeked conure.

Ann's household consists of Don, who is not just a computer genius but a pilot, a builder, and a damn good father; their son Steve, the marathon-running, college-bound, funniest teenager I know; and wonder dog Tater.

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Have you ever wondered (posted by Lani)

what you'd get when you cross a wild-eyed kitten like this one Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
with a novice knitter who obviously doesn't weave in ends quite well enough, a damp, sheepy-y smelling wool sweater blocking on a bed, and a bedroom door that doesn't always latch when it's shut? Rest easy; you needn't wonder any longer. I can totally answer this question for you today.

You get this scene of yarn-y carnage.
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Ladies (and gentlemen), I present to you the mangled remains of my Tempting sweater.
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Believe it or not, it's fixable, and I do plan to fix it -- but not right now. And before you ask, Onyx is still alive, although it was touch and go for a few minutes before my sense of humor got the better of me (and I got the camera to memorialize what a softy I am when it comes to kittens).

So anyway -- Ann, I hope your big event goes well and that you don't worry too much, and Don and Tater, I hope you continue with your respective splendid recoveries, and Mom, I hope you feel better, and for all of us, I hope that this week will be better than its beginning.

4 Comments:

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Faith said...

Oh my goodness Lani! Good luck fixing it ... my (lack of) knitting skills are making me cringe just looking at that! Aren't kittens FUN?

Took me a month ... but I'm glad to have found you here. I hope all is well.

 
At 1:14 PM, Blogger Ann said...

I'm really sorry, but I laughed loud and long! You are really a softy, I would have had to put him in time out just so I could have a few minutes to gain my composure.

I want pictures of the big fix.

 
At 7:26 AM, Blogger Third Sister said...

Cats always add a bit of fun to our lives!

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Marlene said...

*Sob* you're making me weep!

First for the Tempting that proved to be TOO tempting to a wild-eyed kitten, then I read a little further into your blog and I am weeping with jealousy over your incredibly inexpensive stash enhancement. Why oh why do all of the thrift stores around here have a staff that OVERestimates the value of the yarn (usually crappy acrylic!) that passes through their hands.

 

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