Thank you to everyone who said nice things about Tempting II. I think I'll wait and see if it grows on me (but Lee, I'll call you if I change my mind!). I think the whole experience of knitting it was so tedious that I wanted something really awesome at the end. But we'll see what happens. Here is a picture of the button. It came in my cup of buttons I got for $5 from Joann's. Since I don't sew, I didn't have a store of buttons, and I was tired of getting buttons every time I made a sweater. This was pretty cool--a pound of buttons, several with 2-5 of the same button. The best part are the brightly colored Osh Kosh B'Gosh buttons that are perfect for kids stuff. There was only one of these guys in there.
As promised, here are more kitty pictures than you can handle! (You're just lucky Blogger stops me at 5 pictures.) These are the boys on a safari in their grandparents' backyard.
Here, Geronimo stalks birds from the cover of a tree (we always scare off anything he gets too close to).
Mirando contemplates the Horking Grass (erbus horkus). We spend half his trips outside keeping him from eating the Horking Grass to avoid the dire aftereffects.
This may look like a German Shepherd, but it's actually Arwen, the Cat Shepherd. Arwen and Maia belong to my in-laws and have adopted our cats as part of the family. Arwen helps us keep the cats in line when we're outside. She can sense that I get nervous when the cats get too close to the fence, so she gently herds them away. The cats *love* this!
Maia is probably just saying "hi" to Geronimo as Arwen herds him away from the hedge. Maia (a Husky-Shepherd mix) doesn't have Arwen's sense of order and responsibility.
Knitting: About an inch into the bust section on Picovoli. This is such a fun, quick knit. I love Knitpicks Shine, and I love the pattern. At the end I'll post how I did the short-row shaping, which I'll probably start tonight.
Writing: Nothing new to report. I *will* have something new to report tomorrow, I promise!
Cooking: Tonight I'll probably make pasta with portabella mushrooms and goat cheese. Maybe rosemary? Recipe tomorrow if it's good.