Unfortunately Mrs Bobs babies didn’t survive – we …


Unfortunately Mrs Bobs babies didn’t survive – we are not sure why but in her infinite wisdom she ate them. I know it gross but is actually quite common. We believe it is probably because she was such a young mother that she couldn’t look after them. Although we didn’t intially plan on breeding her and Mr Bob we have decided that in the new year we will probably try again. We did however complain to the pet store that i bough them from saying how we bought them as two males and they gave us a FREE cage, and not just any old cage any cage we wanted – after some deliberation we went for the Rotastak Creepy Castle. We already have one of these with two of our roborovski’s in, but as we already had all the other rotastaks they had Karl chose the Creepy Castle (probably because parts of it glow in the dark)

I have been busy knitting my Xmas gifts. I completed the second of my stepdads bed socks and also managed to finish my mums hat. I also completed another two washcloths. FO pictures soon.

So whats left:

  • gloves for mum (to match hat and scarf)
  • Sock for stepdad (father and son socks form IK Fall 06)
  • Second bed sock for mum
  • Washcloths
  • Lavender bathbombs

I can’t see it being a problem as I can knit up until xmas eve, what is worrying me however is that the yarn for my Shetland Shawl will arrive very soon and it is going to take alot of willpower to not cast on and knit that instead.

I received an e-mail today saying that the Sock Hop yarn I ordered has been despatched. I can’t wait for it to arrive. I plan on using two of the skeins to make a pair of RPMs.

Whilst reading socks-for-mum I learnt about Stranded – the colorwork challenge. I had been thinking about learning colorwork as one of my new years resolutions and this is just the help I need. I joined up right away. I am looking for a simple beginners pattern, something small like socks, mittens or a hat. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I have my eye on the Fiesta Mittens and I love all of these Red Bird Knits socks. I found the Red Bird Knits website today, they have the most wonderful sock patterns. Talking of colourwork there is lovely free pattern for a hat over on brooklyntweed. This is definetely on my to-do list.

The rain appears to have quitened down now so I shall try to get some sleep before Uni tomorrow and 3hrs of genetics. I feel a LARGE eggnog latte with extra shot being needed.


3 responses »

  1. Sorry to hear about Mrs Bob, and hope she is OK now.

    Do you realise how much damage you may have caused to my bank balance with today’s post?! The sock hop yarn is gorgeous (and rpms is such an appropriate pattern to knit). I have no idea about colourwork as haven’t ventured into that field yet, but shall watch your progress with interest.

    Hope the 3hrs of genetics isn’t too painful 🙂

  2. yum I just had an egg nog latte yesterday with a cream cheese muffin. If you haven’t tried the cream cheese muffins at starbucks you gotta they are yummy!

    Had the same thing happen with my rabbit eating her lil ones. Hope she enjoys her new home.

  3. Hi! It’s MJ from the Stranded KAL. Bea Ellis Knitwear sells a ton of beautiful hat patterns; for mittens go to Nordic Fiber Arts. Good luck with the colorwork!

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