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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Need a witty title about updates.

Ken had his ultrasound with a heart specialist today. He does have restrictive cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart), and a clot outside one of his valves. The news isn't the best we could have hoped for (that would have been, "oops, our bad, your cat has no health problems!"), but I'm hoping we'll be able to treat it with medication. He needs to go back for a blood test in a week, and another ultrasound in 3 months.

Now, about that sweater I've been knitting. . .

This isn't going to get it done, is it?


Ellie was all over me when I was trying to knit the other day, the little bugger.

Oooh, but I wuvs my widdle bebeh kitteh.


I was trying to pick up and knit approximately 172 stitches for the neckline, and I had strategically placed markers everywhere. It's one of those "it makes sense to only me" moments.

This is what the sweater looked like before it grew its Ellie appendage:


Damn, that's a lot of cables.

I did finish knitting the collar last night -- in fact, I'm done with ALL knitting on this thing, and just have to seam it. I "tried" it on last night, and went to check it out in the full-length mirror (in the bathroom). I stopped by the bedroom to pat Ken on the head, and when I went to go into the bathroom, I discovered I had a "shadow" following me. Ken was going after the long tails hanging down! He followed me all over the apartment like that, and then Ellie discovered he had discovered something fun. I wish I had the camera fired up for that one.

So, if I have seaming to do, what the heck am I doing sitting at the computer?

Hopefully I'll have a new sweater to show you in a day or two!

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Blogger 3goodrats said...

The sweater looks great! I can't wait to see the finish product.

Sending well wishes to Ken!

7:56 PM  
Blogger Bezzie said...

Chunky saw your post and said: "I really like that sweater--even though the cat will probably shed on it." Hee hee.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Trillian42 said...

Yeah, that's a lot of cables, but that's a lot of GORGEOUS cables! I can't wait to see it all done!

10:09 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

The sweater is looking fantastic!

My knits often grow a Ripple. Or, alternatively, if Calvin discovers the ball I'm knitting from, he attempts to gnaw it to death.

So sorry about Ken's medical diagnosis. =(

6:56 AM  
Blogger Penny Karma said...

I hate when having a big heart is a bad thing. :(

1:06 PM  

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