Oh oh

If you haven’t stopped by Yarn Harlot today, head on over and find out about the Knitting Olympics. What the heck – it sounds crazy but entertaining, so I signed on. I’m not sure what I’m going to knit yet – I have to do some stash excavation first. Any suggestions? Here are the rules from Steph’s site:

1. The project must be a challenge for you to complete in 16 days.

2. There are no rules about what a challenge would be….Use your own conscience.

3. While this is intended to be somewhat difficult (like the Olympics) it is not intended to ruin your life. Don’t set yourself up for failure. (Olympic athletes may cry, but they do not whine pitifully, sob and threaten members of their family with pointed sticks because they haven’t slept in five days.) This is intended to (like the Olympics) require some measure of sacrifice, and be difficult, but it should be possible to attain.

4. No casting on before the flame is lit.

5. Finish before the flame goes out.

6. You may swatch before the games. (I consider this “training.”)

Thanks for all the, um, creative suggestions for where sparkly red mouse (SRM) might be. Wherever he is, I don’t think he’s lonely, since I assume sparkly neon lime green mouse (SNLGM) is with him.

If I find either of them in the fridge/freezer/stove, I’m moving out – the cat can obviously take care of himself at that point! I have a strong suspicion that they’re hanging out under the stove, way in back behind the power cord where the yardstick can’t get to. I am awfully tired of pulling out the stove, though. I have resorted to pulling the tails off the other sparkly mice in an attempt to increase their appeal… Nope. He knows that a tailless sparkly brown, orange, or purple mouse is not the same as SRM or SNLGM.

Eileen -You should worry if you’ve started channeling Chaos! ;p
Tink – Hopefully you will recover from your exertion. Good job! Under the stove is the last place I will look.
MrsPao – I did check in my tote bag and, alas, no mouse. Chaos often does send mice to work with me, so it was a very good guess.

Added 5:25 pm: Well, poop. SRM was not under the stove or the fridge. (I’m sure my next door neighbor wonders why I move my appliances so much!). SNLGM was under the stove with SOM (oooh-la-la!) and Chaos is happily playing with SNLGM… for now. Until he starts looking for SRM again. Heck, I’ve even tried ripping the tail off another SRM (SRM the 2nd or 3rd), but he knows the difference.

Hmm, I’m posting from work, without access to most of my photos… Let’s see, hmm, I guess it will have to be baby pictures. Here’s Chaos at one week:

Here we are when he was about 10 days old:

21 thoughts on “Oh oh”

  1. Oh what a gorgeous kitten Chaos was and he has now grown up to a very handsome cat too!

    Knitting Olympics sounds intriguing. I’ll be looking forward to hearing how you get on.

  2. Such a cutie!

    I just got back from lunch and telling the Boyfriend about Harolt’s Olympics…he got that look in his eyes of “what knitting hell are you about to put yourself (and therefore, me)through?” I’m having a really hard time coming up with a project that will be tough enough to be a challenge, but not so tough that I go crazy and cry for 16 days straight. If you have any spare ideas, I’m looking too! 🙂

  3. What a happy smile you have, gorgeous! You look like a very proud Mom.
    Chaos should be signed up for some kind of scientific test measuring the brain waves of cats and recognition of objects. He could become the next animal in space.

  4. There is no way I could even think about joining the Knitting Olympics (although, I have thought about it…). I would be the one who threatens members of my family with pointy sticks due to lack of sleep. Plus I’m not sure I can remain monogamous for a WHOLE SIXTEEN DAY…:o) But good on YOU! What will you be making in the 16 days of utter craziness??

    And Baby Chaos is absolutely precious. You must’ve known Mama Chaos…? Tell me the story of how you got Chaos–in fact, that would make a great post(or have you already told it here?)! Especially following baby pictures.

  5. Oh, look, he’s so teeny and vulnerable… and even way back *then* he looks like Trouble. I’ve never seen a kitten look so pugnacious before!!

    (he was a handsome devil even then, though)

    ~Eileen

  6. I just want to state for the record, that though it might seem that I am stalking you in other bloggers comments, I am not. We just must be on the same read list or something. Really, I am not following you from blog to blog. I have no idea why it appears I am, I mean, how could I know where you go??
    Olympic knitting? Well, I had been thinking of knitting Torino as my goal for 2006 and your note decided it. But I definiyely will not be doing it as an Knitting Olympic entry. 16 days? I think not.

  7. Aw, cute kitty pics! I admire your tenacity for participating in the Knitting Olympics but I don’t know that I’d be able to get anything cool done in time. Good luck!

  8. Cute Chaos pictures. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for the Olympics.

    I used to love Deep Space Nine and X-Files, too. I really miss those shows; not much good sci-fi on right now. So, I’m currently hooked on crime dramas.

  9. mrspao – I did try that catnip trick with SRM II. He knew the difference, alas.

    Kirsten – Good idea! I will tell the tale (hee hee, sorry) of how Chaos came to Be sometime in the next week or so.

  10. Isn’t it amazing what is an acceptable cat toy in one color is totally unacceptable in another color? Picky snots….

    The fave toys at our house also end up under the stove, cause I have little lineolum and they can best play hockey in the kitchen.

  11. I’m with Marina. I’m saying Fair Isle. Maybe that’s because I want someone to share my misery with after it’s over, but there it is.

    Bring your A game.

    psst: Team Fair Isle USA!

  12. How can you look at a kitten and not see a darling ball of cuteness 🙂 He was a darling baby and has grown into a handsome man. You have really known him since day one; I saw my cats mom when she was pregnant with them but I didn’t get to see them again until they were about 10 weeks old–so I could decide which I wanted to buy(I took both)!

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