Testing, testing, 1 2 3…

After the scintillating response (not) I had for my last couple of posts, I took a deep breath and realised (besides almost hyperventilating), what a dull blogger I’ve become. (Some people might think otherwise, but I’ve taken a voice vote here and you can’t change my mind).

My blogging has flagged partly because I’m frequenting Ravelry so much and partly because I’ve been travelling. I find it more difficult to blog outside of home, somehow.

Anyhow, I’ve got to confess to not having set foot in either Crochetville or Knittyboard in several months now. At the former I find myself recognising fewer and fewer people, and at the latter I was always too intimidated to post most of the time anyway. Ravelry and Google Reader remain my sole social entree into the yarny crafts.

In great news (I think), I met and played with a kitten on Sunday at the Hyderabad home of a cousin, with no sneezing whatsoever!!! Maybe it proves my alleged allergy to cats is much exaggerated, or something, I don’t know what. Here is pictorial evidence:


Please note the poor thing is scared and pointy-eared, and freed itself immediately afterwards. I suppose I was overwhelming (like a binge-eater). But it did let me scratch its ears later. Just not a hold-y, cuddly type, I suppose. It is thus far nameless, but is a she, about 3 months old. More photos in the same set at Flickr. I am on my phus-phus (allergy steroid nasal spray), maybe that helped.

It is my not-so-secret ambition to adopt two kittens, one ginger striped and the other black tuxedo and name them Lola Kutty (viewers of Channel [V] will know who she is). One could be Lola and the other Kutty. Or both together could be Lola Kutty. The only thing stopping me is uncertainty of what will happen to them when I travel.

I am test knitting a pattern for Jacqui. Unwittingly I chose almost exactly the same colours of a similar fabric garment I have to knit this in. So predictable. Bought the 100% acrylic (of course, what else?) yarn in Hyderabad before returning to Vizag. Here’s the yarn: (and yes, it is every bit as scratchy as it looks)

100% acrylic Chocolate100% acrylic cafe latte

The pattern so far is nice and simple and if I were a faster knitter I’d be zooming along. I jumped on it because I was dying to do some brioche knitting and this pattern has some. It’s a long way to go before I get to it, though.

In other news, we are loading our luggage this Saturday and will be flying to Cochin on Tuesday. From what the husband tells me, the quarters are cramped, with bad roads, little running water and not enough storage space. Then he loses his temper because I ventured to say that nothing of what he’d told me so far made me look forward to moving. Apparently he’s given me too much information. Whatever.

Since I live in cyberspace so much anyway, hopefully it won’t take too long to get online again.

Author: Swakrta

In love with sewing, weaving, crochet, and with bags and pouches and fabric. I love colour and pattern and texture. I love having my hands busy. Some day I hope my craft will become my day job.

8 thoughts on “Testing, testing, 1 2 3…”

  1. Cute kitty! I hope you can overcome your allergies as cats do make nice pets in my opinion.
    So you are moving to Cochin? Well, good luck with the move and hopefully you will get settled easily. We have recently had confirmation that we will be relocating to Bangalore at the beginning of January. This will of course be a huge thing for us! I am hoping to track down a store that carries yarn in town once we get there. Otherwise I will be depending on friends in the states to send yarn on a regular basis! I will need my fix!

  2. Hello,

    What a nice blog you have! This is the first time I’m visiting you, after reading your mail to the testknittinggroup. I’m in it, too, but in the contrary case than you, I’ll soon will find a good use of a warm and cosy wooljacket when the winter arrives to us here in Sweden.
    “See” you soon again!

  3. I have heard good things about Cochin! Alas, have never been to Kerala. Good luck with the move! It is my dream to have two cats, but it’s the damn travel thing with me too. I even have names picked out for them, sigh. That’s a nice pic of you!

  4. I’m still reading even when I don’t comment. 😉

    With cat allergies, sometimes you get different reactions to different cats. But allergies also change and/or go away… so maybe you’re lucky! 🙂

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