Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mooky says


What's going on with this whole "less blogging" thing? I don't like it one bit. For one thing, it means fewer pictures of me, and that's not good for anybody. Readers love the Mook. It's a fact and it can't be helped.

Also, your blog content is backing up! You need to show the finished baby quilt, you need to give an update on your WIPs, and you should at least mention the plethora of crocheted hats in How She Move.

How do you work this thing? I found some photos, and if you're not going to post them, then I will. Hmm... let's see... I don't have thumbs, but how hard can it be... OK! Got it. Here's the baby quilt that Alison finished earlier this month, from a kit generously provided by Kelly McCaleb (often available from her Etsy shop):





Hope you can see the cute mix of fabrics -- if I remember correctly, it was a little windy on photo day and the quilt kept blowing and making blurry pictures. Finished size is just over 40 inches square; everything (piecing, quilting) was done on the machine, except for finishing the binding by hand.

And look, here's a picture of the current knits in progress -- the Swallowtail Shawl, in sage Zephyr Wool-Silk, and a Gilmore Vest, in thrifted Georges Picaud Lambs Wool (Alison went on and on about her tubular cast-on with that one):


OK, I think we're all caught up. That was certainly more interesting than all this reading, which is so quiet, and boring to watch (no dangling ends of yarn), and doesn't involve taking pictures of me, so whatever to that. Reading, schmeading, that's what I'd say if I could talk.

Over and out.
Mooky (a.k.a. Mookus Bookus, Mookopolis, Mookros Bookros-Ghali)

30 comments:

carolyn said...

great post by the Mookster. you're sure working the Blues lately. :)

jennie said...

Oh, Mooky Monkey made my afternoon!

Glad to see that the Foucault isn't keeping you from knitting. I find knitting *helps* me understand that stuff. Of course, I'm one to talk, as I'm actively avoiding theory in my dissertation :)

Keep up the beautiful work (lots of blue, eh?)

melissa said...

aww, mooky! thanks for the update.

miss ewe said...

You know you have a standing offer, Mook. If that brainy lady is neglecting you for the books... you come live with the Kate!

Bertha said...

Well I am glad SOMEONE is looking out for your readers' best interests! I LOVE how the baby quilt turned out! I actually remember the girl quilt you made from her kit and was waiting for Kelly to put one of the 'boy' quilt kits up for sale for my friends baby but there's weren't any so I ended up making the green zig-zag one. Oh well, next time! I love that striped blue ticking for the binding!

Marie said...

I love you, Mook!
Come back blogging anytime.
Your French fan.

P.S. Say hi to Alison.

curlypurly said...

I second the "less blogging= no good for me" thing. I love reading your blog and seeing what you're working on. I named you for one of those "you make my day" thingys which you can see at my blog, if you want to.

sue said...

Oh Mooky is one gorgeous pussycat, and a great blogger too. Love the quilt, it is beautiful.

Seanna Lea said...

Lovely quilt. I'm just sucker for all the blues (both in the quilt and the knitting - I'm not picky).

Chris said...

Hi, Mooky!! Wow, you're very computer savvy, especially without thumbs... you DON'T have thumbs, right?!

Robin said...

Thanks for the update, Mookie! Nice to know what Alison has been up to! The quilt is very sweet.

meegiemoo said...

Mooks! Good to see you, buddy. Thanks for the craft update. My human is knitting socks, socks, socks. Luckily, none small enough for my feets.

Merlin

Debi said...

What a handsome kitty man that Mooky is, and so smart too! :)

amanda said...

Oh, that Mookster, such a media whore! The quilt looks FAB :)

Karine said...

I love the quilt!

Lisa Boyer said...

Mooky--thanks for the update, handsome. Gosh, you're dreamy.

Stacey said...

yay! Mookie is back!

looks like you are in quite the blue phase!! cute quilt!

Michelle said...

You know, Moukros, Alison's handiwork is really cool and pretty and well made and all, but you are The Cat.

Leslie said...

Oh, I love that quilt! The mix of blues is so perfect.

Katie M. said...

Glad to see that Mooky is keeping the blog going. Very selfless of him of give up a bit of nap time. Your projects all look great -- I love the Gilmore Vest color. I also tagged you for the "You Make My Day" business. Yay!

Ellen said...

Oh Mookie, I've missed you. If only you could learn to keep the knitting going for Alison as well as the blogging...I am impressed at her progress on knitting and reading. Now go give her a kitty-kiss,

monica said...

Thanks for showing us all the beautiful stuff your Mom's working on Mooky!

leigh said...

I love that Mooky so often looks startled.

Rae said...

Too cute!

jane said...

yay for tubular cast ons!

BTW you've made my day: http://janemumbles.blogspot.com/2008/02/revenge-of-sweater-angst.html

Mia said...

Mimi was just complaining that she is missing Mooky.

Amanda said...

I looove that blue for your Gilmore Vest, gorgeous!

Teri said...

Thanks for the update and pictures Mooky! Have you had fun playing with that beautiful sage-colored wool and silk? It would look great on you!

Bean said...

Mooky Forever! Thanks, kittycat, for the update!

Esther said...

All hail the Mook!