Saturday Syjunta


Syjunta is the Swedish word for people getting together to sew, crochet, knit, embroider and socialise. I read about it in a magazine and thought that it was such a good idea, I thought I’d organise an afternoon of syjunta myself. I invited some friends, made some soup and a banana loaf and had a nice hyggelig afternoon.


I invited some friends, made some soup and a banana loaf and prepared some projects to do. I had a lampshade I wanted to pretty up.


I had some pretty vintage lace I’d found at a sale and thought it would create some interest in a new lampshade I’d bought. I think it looks quite nice.


My second project was the Foxy Sox as I got the kit as a Christmas present from pao. The kittens had gotten hold of the yarn when we were away and raced around the house with it (they have form already). It was a huge tangled mess and pao spent hours trying to untangle it. It is quite tricky and I didn’t much fancy the multistranded toe up cast on so I thought I’d do a top down version. I’ve stitched and unpicked it about three times now!


The kittens were ridiculously interested in my friend’s flower arranging paraphenalia.


Claude especially (now.. why does that not surprise me!) I think we all enjoyed our first Syjunta – now I’m planning another 🙂

Caturday: Flashback Claude


I had an inward chuckle to myself when I woke up from a nap to find Claude asleep on the bed next to me sleeping like this. (I’ve got some weirdo virus leftover from Christmas that doesn’t seem to go away so I’m napping a lot at the weekends as I can’t afford not to be at work since I went part-time freelance. I think I’m better and then wham I’m so tired I have to sleep half the weekend – grr!!).


Doesn’t it remind you of when he was tiny and kidnapping my hoodie to nap with his friends in? He has grown somewhat!!

Caturday’s Been Framed

I have to be super careful to keep the door to my workroom shut as those kittens love to get in and go crazy with any yarn they can get their paws on. Unfortunately, I popped downstairs to make a quick lunch intending to go straight back up but got sucked into watching another episode of Black Sails with pao. An hour later, I was looking round and realised Katerina was not present.

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We rushed upstairs and were puzzled to find this.

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Tamyra isn’t really into stealing yarn.

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Katerina was busy playing with another two skeins in our bedroom.

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But this yarn was under Tamyra’s body so we are wondering if Katerina has framed her.

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After all, this is the face of naughtiness!

Ooh lala.. socks!

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Ta da…! I’ve been knitting as much as the kittens would allow me. Katerina keeps stealing the ball of yarn and taking off with it so I’ve had to make sure I knit quickly whilst she is asleep. These socks have gone to live with a friend in Korea.

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She is a big fan of Claude’s so hopefully she’ll forgive him stealing the yarn!!

Caturday’s All Sleepy

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We were meant to go to a party in London today but sadly we were both feeling distinctly poorly and couldn’t go so we had to spend the day in with the kitties instead.

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Claude is a champion at sleeping.

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He does it well and I am able to knit when he is sleeping.

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I knit quite a lot whilst he slept.

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Until he woke up and wanted to play with the yarn!

Good night, Bernard

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I had a sad start to today. I got news that lovely, crazy, nut job Bernard had been hit by a car and found dead late last night. I had just finished up my feeding duties with him just that morning and gave him a great big cuddle and a big bowl of Whiskas as a parting gift. Little did I know it would be the last time I saw him alive.

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My heart is with his owners R and P who had a bad return from their holiday. I will miss this sad, funny, crazy little character who I enjoyed the company of when they were away over the last year. We had many cappuccinos together and he bit me (playfully) many times.

Good night, sweet boy. xx

Happy Birthday, Tamyra! 7 today

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My lovely Tamyra is 7 today! She woke me up before the alarm went off with her latest trick – head boinking me in the face! It is alarming when such a big cat does it.

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I still find it hard to believe how big she has grown since she came to live with us and even harder to believe that Katerina will be a similar size in a couple of years.

Happy Birthday, my beautiful girl. xxxx

Sock Kitten Love Part 2

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It is hard work trying to knit with kittens.

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Especially when you have just had one bite your toe when trying to remove the sock on your foot!

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Claude is rather partial to the Bergere Goomy 50

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Very partial. This was taken just before he grabbed hold of the yarn and ran for it. (Not the first incident)

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Katerina is also fond of yarn. Oh what is a knitter to do!

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Zip up the project bag or we have more yarnbombing!

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I managed to knit most of this pair whilst out and about or whilst they were napping!

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I feel they have taken quite an interest in these! And they won’t stop liking yarn any time soon!!

Sock Kitten Love Part 1

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I have not been idle these past couple of months. I have been knitting socks.

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I love these – they are Arne and Carlos Regia socks. I don’t remember the colourway of these but I do slightly regret not ordering the other colourway before Amazon sold out. I’m sure if I look I could find some, somewhere.

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Claude is enormously attached to these socks.

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I only took these photos about a month ago and Claude keeps looking older and bigger by the day. He didn’t look like such a huge brute then but these Norwegians do grow some. We’ve not had an NFC boy before so had no idea what to expect.