This post is a bit of a mixed bag really.
Let's start with the happy stuff :D Last night I finished all 33 repeats of the edging of my Maluka and then knit up all 200 sts and started on the short rows. I am now 'half way' where the rows are getting longer, and while I don't usually like stocking stitch, I am really enjoying this part! It is knitting up so well and the Fibrewebs MCN that I used is just so OMG soft!!! It's so soft that I can't even imagine what it will be like once I have blocked it out. It would make gorgeous baby items! I don't have a picture of it at this stage, but I might grab one at lunch because... *drumroll* I have bought my knitting to work with me for the first time since I have started working here. I always took my knitting to my last job, but this is a much different environment where I am the only girl with a bunch of mechanic blokes! lol However, I know them all pretty well now, so it will be interesting to see their reactions if they pop their heads into the tea room at lunch time lol!
Now, the sad news, is that I have found out that we got the big no from the landlord in regards to bringing my 2 cats in. I have had these cats for so long, that they are just a part of me. I have discovered that rather than deal with this kind of pain, I just try to block it out, and try not to talk about it because then I have to deal with it.
I have had Bala since I very first moved out of home (starting to get teary already - sorry for the outpouring guys) when I was 18. I am now 27 and she has been my constant companion through all of my ups and downs. She is your typical "I am a cat and I am aloof". She is as independent as I am, which made us for a great pair. She is also the typical 'scardy cat' who is very cautious and graceful in everything that she does.
If Bala is chalk, then Nanashi is cheese! This cat is cuddly! He wants the attention, and he wants it now!
He loves everyone and when he was a kitten was a complete nutter, doing laps of my flat and chasing Bala around. I got Nanashi 7 years ago when my bestie Tory moved over from NZ. He was to be her cat and he was our little baby (he used to sleep in our arms - still does actually!) until she had to move back home. This cat, I swear, thinks it's a dog! He comes when he is called, he growls if he has chicken in his mouth and if I don't put toilet blue into the toilet, he tried to drink out of the toilet bowl... yup, he is a nutter!!
So, these are my fur-babies that I have had since they were kittens. I am going to try and talk to one of my aunts about taking them on board, probably for a couple of years until B and I get our own place. But, how can I forgive myself for letting them down?? They are innocent and have done nothing wrong. If my aunt is unable to take them, to be perfectly honest, I don't think I have any other options really and I don't know what I will do.
Those of you who know me and see me regularly, know that this has been going on. But, I would ask that you don't ask me about the cats as to be honest, right now I really don't want to talk about it and will end up as a blubbering mess if I do.
Before I go though, I would like to share these couple of photos of Nanashi, as he truely is a nutter and I love him for it.