The Happy Skein

Tricot, Filage, Chats - Knitting, Spinning, Cats

15 juillet 2005

Leo came back! - Leo est revenu!

I’m so happy and relieved that Leo came back last night, and he is OK! I wonder where he was, maybe just on a hunting trip…  I am surprised that he didn’t want to spend the night inside. But he came again this morning for breakfast. Je suis si heureuse et soulagée que Leo soit revenu hier soir, et il va bien!  Je me demande où il était, peut-être juste à la chasse...  Je suis étonnée qu'il n'ait pas voulu passer la nuit à l'intérieur.  Mais il est venu encore ce matin pour le petit déjeuner. ... [Lire la suite]
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14 juillet 2005

Endless week - Semaine sans fin

It seems like this week will never end. I feel like today should be Friday. Hey, wait a minute, today is July 14th, so I shouldn’t be working!! I don’t think my boss will agree… I am really tired!  Maybe it’s because it is the first full week that Me is away. And the fact that I haven’t slept very well doesn’t help. I am very worried about Leo (one of our “children”).  I haven’t seen him for several days and it’s not like him. In the past, he might have been gone for one, maybe two days, but not that long. I went looking... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2005

Skunk Family - Famille de Putois

For the past couple of weeks, we had a skunk come to our porch at dusk and eat the cat food.  Well, last night, a skunk came as usual, but with five little skunks!  I guess there is a whole family living near by!  They are cute, all fluffy! Depuis quelques semaines, nous avons eu un putois nous rendre visite sur notre porche au crépuscule et manger la nourriture des chats.  Bien, hier soir, un putois est venu comme d'habitude, mais avec cinq petits putois!  Je suppose qu'il y a une famille entière qui... [Lire la suite]
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12 juillet 2005

More darkness

Well, apparently even when I am knitting I don't move enough for the sensor!  I was knitting in my office during lunch and the light went out!!
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12 juillet 2005

Guild meeting

Last night was our monthly knitting guild meeting.  There wasn't too many people there (I believe a total of 8) but we still had fun.  I played the "knitting doctor" and rescued several dropped stitches.  It sounds like I am getting the reputation of being able to fix anything...  I don't think I can fix everything, but I am always willing to give it a try.
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12 juillet 2005


For energy conservation purposes, they are putting the lights on motion sensors at work.  They put one in my office yesterday morning.  The problem is that if I am working at my desk or on my computer, I guess I am not moving enough so eventually the light goes out!  But apparently I am not the only one with this problem...
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07 juillet 2005

Need more socks?

A yarn company (Opal) is going to release a limited edition of sock yarn and will donate part of the proceeds in support of the rain forest.  You can see them at the following address: I kind of like the lady bug and the tropical fish… actually they are all cute! I have the opportunity to pre-order some for €8.40 per skein, which is enough for one pair of socks (unless if you have big feet).  This is not bad for sock yarn.  Of course I need to add shipping costs... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2005

Tock came home!

Yes, Tock came home last night!!  She was “talking” a lot, growling at everybody, attacking anything that moved… and sometimes that didn’t move, she ate two cans of food… in short, the normal Tock!  She swiped at Noemie who was just walking by and Noemie turned around and attacked Apollo who, for once, was just sitting there and not doing anything!  He was definitely surprised!  She spent the night inside and slept in the bed.  Emily and Noemie were also inside.  Everybody is doing fine.  M&M... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2005

Yarn !

My order from Bergère de France arrived on Tuesday!  I’m glad I got some of the Cotonature.  It feels nice and soft; reminds me of terry cloth although it doesn’t look like it.  I am going to make myself a summer top with it.
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07 juillet 2005

The maple tree is gone :(

Well, Me arrived Friday evening as planned.  We ate at our favorite Italian restaurant before coming home.  We got home to find out that the maple tree to the east of the house was down.  It broke at the base.  There must have been some pretty strong wind because another tree further up the road also came down and the entire neighborhood was without electricity.  The good thing is that the tree fell away from the house, and not on the house!  The bad thing is that the tree took the power line that feeds... [Lire la suite]
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