When you need a little Christmas…

When you need a little Christmas…

I cannot believe that Christmas will be here in less than one week. I have been in desperate need of a little Christmas – or at least one of Santa’s elves to make an appearance in my home, and work a bit of Christmas Magic! Alas, no elves have appeared but last weekend Sam did go with me to get a tree.

Slowly, over the week, I placed ornaments on the tree. However, trimming a tree sans little children is just not quite the same.



Roses in winter…

Roses in winter…

DSCF2744, originally uploaded by As Kat Knits.

“Like a rose in winter, red on fallen snow; such a flow’r is blooming where no other would grow. When in the chill of wintertime, while all the world was sleeping, love came as a flower…”

After a long day of work, this amazing and glorious sunset greeted me as I traveled home.

I hurried home to get my camera and snap a couple of pictures.
It was worth standing outside in the bitter cold wind to bask in the rosy glow, even if it was only for a few brief moments.

While standing in the wintry silence, I could hear a song in my head – something I had sung in choir a very long time ago…

The words seemed most appropriate for this photo.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Start your engines….

Start your engines….

Evinrude, originally uploaded by As Kat Knits.

Too bad this picture cannot convey the volume of purring that is emanating from this little kitten.

Because, trust me… it is loud!

Meet the newest member of Casa del KatKnits…


As for Milli Vanilli… the jury is still out on whether or not she likes him, but there was an eye witness to some mutual playing earlier today between the two of them.

I am thinking that with a purr this loud he is sure to win her over, and soon.

The shortening of the days…

The shortening of the days…

This was the evening sky when I got home from work last night. The days are definitely growing shorter and the nights cooler.

Autumn, it seems, is soon to be here.

Today marks the 9th Anniversary of the Day the Terrorists Made an Impact on the United States. We grew up quickly and joined our neighbors in the world with a first hand understanding of just how painful this lesson was.

The weather here today seemed to be in mourning and somber as well; it was dreary, raining, and somber all day.

The one good thing about being American is that no matter what our political differences are – today we stand united in remembrance of those who lost a loved one, no matter what creed, color, religion, or nationality. It is a sentiment we should embrace all year, not just today.

We all would be better people if we were more tolerant of those who are different than we are.

Here is hoping you all spent some time reflecting today.

When you look for the silver lining…

When you look for the silver lining…

DSCF2433, originally uploaded by As Kat Knits.

An army of these beauties greeted my morning yesterday as I was heading off to work.

I have completed my first week of work and I really love it. There is a lot to learn, but I feel energized and excited to learn it all!

In case you are wondering what I am doing, I am spending my work hours at my veterinarian’s office… working where I have spent lots of time over the years and I absolutely love it.

On the knitting front, I have cast on a sweater from the latest Knitty and the weather was nice and cooperated with my efforts with a lovely cool down and relief from the recent and prolonged Triple H weather we have been experiencing! I have the body of the sweater done, and have started on the sleeves. I expect to have it done long before I need it to ward of the crisp chill of autumn.

I also have one last hurrah of summer to finish with this little number from Knitty as well. Moreover, this one has the added benefit of no sleeves, so I expect to complete my Emmaline shortly and I will cast on later today!

Have a great Tuesday everyone! Get out there and do something you enjoy doing!!

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