Hannah and the CoalBear: Goldenfern Caturday

Hi. I’m Mateo.

My sister and I have been very busy!!

We have been hanging out for hours at a time with the Mother of Cats while she knits and knits and knits on her new sweater. Sigh. She isn’t very frisky at all and she should get up and play with me more… instead she just reads and knits all day. Hannah is cool with that because she like to snuggle with the Mother of Cats, but I am still a kitten and I need to play!!!

You can see that she has made some good progress with our help. Yesterday she knitted all day trying to get to the end of the body of the sweater, and around midnight she finally cast off the sweater.

My sister and I were watching out the window when she finished. There is some great wildlife in our yard around midnight!!

Overnight Hannah and I knocked over a container of kitty treats, got the lid off and polished off all of the cookies. I thought that the Mother of Cats would be grumpy with us, but since we let her sleep in until late in the morning she kind of forgave us. Kind of. I did notice that she put all the rest of the kitty treats into a cupboard. Hannah knows how to open cupboards…

This morning she tried on the sweater, and it fit perfect! Well, of course it did. We aren’t exactly amateurs in knit support, after all. This afternoon she headed outside to take pictures of her sweater and I gave Hannah’s ears a washing.

Hannah: the CoalBear is the best little buddy ever.

Now it is almost night again and I’m pretty sure that the Mother of cats is going to make some supper and we will get some more kitty cookies. Yay!!

Hannah: Happy Caturday, everyone!!

Notes from the Mother of Cats: The sweater is Goldenfern by Jennifer Steingass. My Ravelry notes are here.

What have I been reading this week? Here it is (please observe that the cover matches my knitting :-)). I would talk about the book, but I really can’t without giving out spoilers. Just let me say that I enjoyed this book and it was the perfect one for a surgery-recovering BioGeek.

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.

15 thoughts on “Hannah and the CoalBear: Goldenfern Caturday”

  1. Could you let mother of cats know that her readers would love to see those outside finished jumper photos too? Well done on your assistance…a bit naughty cat burglaring all those cookies though!

      1. Whew. I was worried there. WordPress has all these new options and I’m checking on my phone and computer to make sure things present the way I want them to, but you never know. I took a break from the sweater yesterday to work on a PICC line cover and a hat, but I can feel it calling to me now so I’m going to get started on a sleeve. I should have the sweater done just in time for the blazing heat of summer. (HA!)

  2. That is a beautiful sweater! I know what you mean about timing, though… I just finished a sweater in time for the heat to start up where I am. Oh well, at least we can wear our new sweaters as soon as it turns cold again!

  3. Mateo, MoC is so lucky to have you and Hannah as her knit support team! Hopefully she will be much better soon and will be able to play with you to your heart’s content πŸ™‚
    MoC, that is a gorgeous sweater! Hope you are on the mend. Glad that you have such a fantastic knit and cuddle support team πŸ™‚

    1. I am lucky with the support team. They do let me knit; quilt, not so much. I am stranded on sleeve island right now with the sweater, but I am really cranking out hats and PICC line covers. πŸ™‚

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