("Love Goes Where My Rosemary Goes", Edison Lighthouse)
I have no idea why these two idgits are fighting up there. But you have to admire Little Baby's spunk---and you really have to watch out for her crochety moods. She's so old it isn't funny but yet she still has it in her to frighten the bejezus out of idgity Leonard, even though he's younger and obviously stronger!
At times Blaine and I have found tufts of Leonard's black fur on the ground and Blaine or me will say something like: "Good Lord, it looks like Little Baby snatched him bald again! It's a wonder he still has any head fur left!"
And no, I didn't purposely teach her that "southern" tendency of snatching someone bald when annoyed with them. She must have absorbed it from me like osmosis. Snatching somebody bald is a special skill which isn't that easy to pull off properly. It mostly isn't used these days except by stern southern grandmothers on their wayward grandchildren...
...especially those wayward grandchildren who do such ridiculously foolish mischief as to have a pancake-flipping contest with her sister, whereby most of the pancakes end up either stuck to the ceiling, tossed behind the stove, or landing "hat-like" on.... well.... their grandmother's head as she barges into the kitchen to see what in the hell all the maniacal laughing is about....
Anyway, Little Baby has gotten so grumpy in her old age, and Blaine and I have frequently had to resort to breaking up these two idgity cats' squabbles--- and sending one upstairs and the other downstairs for what we call "Cat Time Out"...
Anyhoo, onwards I knit on the Little Red Riding Hoodie.
Below is the picture of the part of the wrist which flares out from the long ribbing in order to accomodate my stubborn desire to adorn the sleeves with the tiny leaf trim I am knitting out of crochet cotton. But I can't make up my mind on whether to put it on the outside of the cuff edge or else on the inside with just the leaves peeking out. One problem is that the sleeve is just a tad too long--- and much as it aggravates the hell out of me, I'm going to have to frog it back about 7 rows, leaving the flared-out area skinnier than I desire, but oh well--such are knitting foibles....
(And don't worry--it looks better on the arm in person than it does in this picture.)
Below is my iCord machine which I'm using to make the length of iCord for the drawstring of the hood. And I plan on putting multi-colored pom-pons on the ends of the cording. (You know me---I can never leave well-enough alone....)
Below is the whole shebang "in progress". As you can see, I finally started the hood. I know it looks kind of collar-ish right now but don't worry---it will be a hood. And as I knit it, I'm daydreaming about various ways of working out certain details for the whole garment--things that I'll add at the end. I have the buttonband area to deal with---maybe frog enclosures out of the black cord?....plain loops with toggles?....who knows! I have several ideas cooking.
And, of course, the hood has to fit right---I'm thinking of using paired decreases in the back to make some sort of gussetty-looking shaping which will round the hood onto the head in the back, skull area. (Don't know if I explained that clearly enough.)
(Is "gussetty" a word?)
Oh yes! I've got more progress reports to show! Behold the upside-down 'mater plant below! Even though we've had 3 straight days of rain and clouds and, as we southerners are wont to say, the tomaters are doin' jis fine and dandy, thank yew!"