Thursday, January 14, 2010

Gauge Matters

Every knitter knows how important gauge is. Without it, that sweater you meant to make for yourself might be big enough for a young niece. Or have that hat you knit your new nephew fit his dad. We have all been there. Since knitting is a big part of my life, and gauge is a big part of knitting, so it was a no-brainer what to name this guy:


Meet Gauge, the newest member of the Smitten household. I adopted him from Animal Care and Control (I encourage everyone to adopt, rather than buy a pet) last weekend. The shelter told me he was 6 months, but I am thinking he might be younger than that. He is a shorthair grey cat with light grey markings. I didn’t realize that he had some Tabby in him until I got him home. And I love the fact that his markings on his face are just off center.

Gauge 2

He is a big cuddler already and a major purr machine. He loves to eat (growing boy and all) and is very energetic. We had a little trouble with the box the first few days, but last night he used it twice. So I am hopeful we are on the right track. So far out of all the toys I have bought him, his favorite is a wrinkled up piece of paper he found in the trash. Typical.

He has keep me on my toes and pretty busy the past few days. I have barely had time to knit. But who could resist this?

Gauge Sleeping


Kara said...

Looks like you have the "pur"fect gage! Congratulations.

Kara said...

Looks like you have the "pur"fect gauge! Congratulations.

Passionknitly said...

Freaking cute. And that's coming from a dog lover, so, you's got weight to it.

Heather said...

Another dog lover says he's a cutie ;o)