Posts Tagged ‘cats’

This morning I got up and found Rosie and Lavie on the kitchen counter asleep in a cast iron pot (I couldn’t get pictures because they don’t stay put long enough). Cats have a weird idea of what is a comfortable place to sleep. Until these new cats joined the family I never really understood the whole “cat chasing a ball of yarn” thing ’cause my other cats never really seemed to be interested in yarn all that much… I get it now. It seems like they can’t control themselves when they see yarn (honestly, I don’t think they really try very hard). They play with/attack it until they get tired and fall asleep. Lazy little babies.

We were in the studio a couple of days ago working on something when I heard the printer making strange noises. Rosie was apparently trying to scan something. The monitor had several windows open and was asking if she wanted to scan anything else, meanwhile she ran to the kitchen to hide with a somewhat guilty look on her face. I now call her my little secretary. And then a while later Panda (my brother’s cat) got on the key board of another computer where my mom had been working on my website, and started making changes to the page she had up. The computer was asking him if he would like to save the changes he had made.

Apparently he wants to be a graphic designer. He’s trying to put my mom out of job: )


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Knitting becomes very difficult when kittens are attempting to run away with your yarn. These babies are lunatics. I was trying to get some knitting done and they both decided to amuse themselves with the Peace Fleece yarn (great stuff!) I was using. Rosie jumped in my lap and wrapped herself up in the yarn and Lavender was tugging on the yarn from the middle of the hank. The whole time I kept putting him on the floor and he would just pull himself back up to the table by climbing my leg! Meanwhile Rosie is almost asleep with yarn in her mouth.

Rosie is really too sweet a name for this little hellion: ) But when I named her I didn’t know that she would be so wild.

This is Rosie (Rosemary)

This is Lavie (Lavender)…

Lavie helping me knit (or at least he thinks that he’s helping)

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I also used to make Waldorf cloth dolls (dolls that were supposed to be humans instead of mythical creatures) with kits from Joy’s Waldorf Dolls. I was in the middle of working on them when I stopped because I had the attention span of a gnat and the doll was taking too long. : )

I really need to finish them sometime, sigh. The little one looks like it had an encounter with Sweeny Todd.

Once I started knitting I tried to make/design a knitted doll. I made it out of cheap acrylic yarn because I wasn’t sure that it would look like anything when it was done, and I didn’t want to waste any really nice yarn. I knitted the legs, arms, and the body as tubes that I sewed together at each end, and I knitted a ball for the head. I stuffed it and embroidered a face. I definitely wasn’t proud of it.

I never got around to putting any hair on it because my cat seemed to think that it was a perfect toy. She had a lot of fun trying to tear the stuffing out of it and scratching at the doll’s eyes and mouth. My brother’s cat had kittens, and they seemed to share my cat’s sentiments when it came to the doll. The poor thing has survived two generations of abuse and torture. So, by now it’s very beaten up and raggedy, but because of how ugly is, it really doesn’t look that much worse now than it did when I first made it.

Beats the heck out of Pet Smart, though! I’d love to hear about your doll projects. Has anyone else tanked when trying to make a toy from scratch? : )

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