Clearly, it’s the redheads in our family who do yoga

Yeah, I’m a yogini.  Not so long ago, I was even a teacher of yoga.  It’s likely I will be again one day.  Exhibit A:


I’m also sortakinda redheaded.  Exhibit B:

My brother - he takes a good photo (Photo Credit – Brian Adams)

MacIntosh (a.k.a. Fuzzy Dogface, Tosh, Mac, Shtinky, etc.) is also a redhead and something of a yogi.  Exhibit C:

Toshie Twist

Well, now it appears that the littlest redheaded member of the Smith household is also a budding yogi.  Exhibit D:

Milo twist

I’m sensing a trend.

They Grow Up So Fast.

Milo’s fan club gets cranky if I don’t give regular updates…

Still cute, though bigger

He is getting big so fast. He’s still an awfully cute kitten, though. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a kitten with bronze eyes before.
Getting bigger.


And he is ever so fierce. Especially when mylar is concerned.

Some progress, some things exactly as they were

Progress – A “Pea Pod Baby Set” for Maria’s baby, with blue ladybugs marching up the button placket. First, as modeled by Mona (Lisa):

Mona lisa models pea pod set

Second, a more “serious” wide shot:

Pea pod baby set - complete

Third, channeling my inner brooklyntweed on the buttons and lace placket:

Button closeup

(Yarn: Dale Baby Ull, 2.5 skeins, color: 9436. Size 3 addi turbo needles. Blue ladybug buttons bought at Woolwinders. Pattern: Kate Gilbert’s “Pea Pod Baby Set.” Size: largest, but Baby Ull is lighter than the yarn called for in the pattern, so size is sort of small, toddlerish).

And for the thing that is exactly the same (in a manner of speaking), Milo, though bigger, is still very, very cute.

Yep.  still cute.

Yep.  still cute.

Yep.  still cute.

We get letters.

It appears that Milo is the latest Internet celebrity. At least, among my readers. Which admittedly makes him a pretty small-time Internet celebrity.

But I’ve gotten some requests. So… I present to you… Milo.

Do i have a head?


I ride the shoe.  i am the shoe.

“I ride the sneaker. It does not ride me.”

Milo matches the floor

Milo actually blends with the floor.

Again with the flash.

“Will the paparazzi never leave me alone?”

“I mean, REALLY?”


“…mmmm…. whatever. Snap all you want.”

And you ... you there.  you want what?

“You still there? Okay – got kibble?”

Tempting Fate

Okay, my mom has warned me about the Jinx Gods and their wiles, but I have to report that… So Far…

Milo doesn’t interfere with knitting.

Milo's a sweet knittin' kitten

He jumps up onto my lap, and does the Big Cute, and then crawls up onto my arm. My left arm. I’m a Continental knitter, so he kind of bobs up and down as the muscles in my left arm work.

It’s cute. And he’s not fussing my yarn. Yet…

Milo the knittin' kitten

Oh, I have hopes for this kid.