Hannah and the CoalBear: Hannah Earns Her Wings!

Hi. I’m Hannah.

Do you see this?

There were lots of adventures on the flight back from Japan (well, I slept through most of it because… I’m a cat) as Sharon threw a gobshite passenger off the plane (with a parachute, of course), discovered Chad that Golden-Bag-of-Cat-Treats-Thieving Worm hiding in the wheel well of the plane, took a nap in the catnip-scented oxygen of the cabin, and then finally tackled Chad off the plane in a butt-waggling zoom of epic proportions that allowed her to recover the priceless bag of cat treats while Chad fell through the clouds. She did throw Chad a parachute and an inflatable raft, but we kind of don’t care what happened to him because there was sushi and Meow Mix for all of us on the flight. Did I mention that there was catnip-scented oxygen in the cabin?

(Okay, Sharon did post a photo of Chad falling through the skies in his parachute, so he did get it on and hopefully landed safely…)

Anyway, the Mother of Cats finished the shawl, and I got my wings!!

I’m adding these wings to my passport!!

Now the Sharon Air MKAL is over and the Mother of Cats has returned to knitting a sweater that had been hibernating in a bin for the last few weeks. I still have my blueberry box from the flight, and since I returned in Cardboard Class I brought my blanket and all the wonderful yarn that I bought the Mother of Cats in Japan home with me with no problems.

Mateo: I’m helping the Mother of Cats with her sweater!

So now the Mother of Cats is happily knitting away on her new sweater (the Lace & Fade Boxy sweater by Joji Locatelli) with Mateo (the CoalBear) and I’m catching up on my sleep in my blueberry box. The Mother of Cats taped my wings to the box, and I’m still dreaming of all the places that I visited during the MKAL adventure. Cairo. New Zealand. Paris. Istanbul. Japan. So much fun!

Do I look sad? This is just my dreaming of catnip face…

Now it is fall outside and the flies seem to have vanished with the backyard robins but there are crickets and bunnies. Luckily it is cooler so I can play with the CoalBear in the daytime, and I’ve started sleeping on the bed with the Mother of Cats at night again. The Mother of Cats bought me and the CoalBear a lot of new toys, and we are playing chase-chase through piles of crunchy brown shipping paper. I’m returning to my old routines and I’m actually glad that my adventure is over. It is good to be home.

This is Hannah, signing off.

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.

7 thoughts on “Hannah and the CoalBear: Hannah Earns Her Wings!”

  1. STUNNING finish, Marilyn ! – sorry— Hannah ..
    I believe you derive more pleasure from her mystery KALs than anyone. 🙂
    And I absolutely LOVE that boxy sweater: will be holding my breath to see it finished and worn.
    https://i.imgur.com/d7dSlAg.jpg is my version of a boxy sweater – mad about ’em !

    1. I love your boxy sweater, and I really like those colors!! Seriously, why wear a sweater if it isn’t comfy and good looking. Yours really hits the mark!
      I’m moving right along on my boxy and am getting close to joining the front to the back. (it is top down)

  2. Your Sharon Air shawl is lovely! I am stuck halfway through Clue 6 because I made a mistake back a ways and can’t decide if I rip back or go ahead (note that probably no one but me and a couple of other OCD knitters would notice the error). So meantime I am in limbo. Maybe seeing your beautiful end result will spur me to Make a Decision. Thanks.

    1. My rule of thumb is to go back and fix it if I’m going to be so upset by it that I won’t wear the item. Other than that, I just knit on. I realized when I started knitting on one side of the triangle (the 3rd week) that my stitch count was off by 6 or 7 stitches. I never did figure out what I did wrong, but since the patterns kept working out I just kept knitting. Now I’m glad that I did because this thing is huge!! I still haven’t blocked it because it is big enough to sleep under the way it is now!

  3. Wow it looks fabulous, I wasn’t sure on the colours early on (well I was sure I loved the purple) but now it’s finished I love it all. I also love that sofa. What fun these posts are. I hope Sharon gets going on a new adventure that Mateo can join in.

    1. I liked the colors together, but I was worried about the order; I’m really happy with how it turned out. Who doesn’t love a plum plush sofa? Hannah sure does! I have to clean off the cat hair every week, but she looks so nice on it I’m okay with it. 🙂 I’m knitting a sweater now and Mateo sits with me and watches me knit… it really is so sweet! If I can get some pictures I will have him talk about the sweater on the blog; it all comes down to pictures, and it is hard to get a good photo of a black cat!

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