Friday, May 26, 2006

The Big HAIRY Truth about My Knitting Projects...





I used to wonder how my knitting projects would end up decorated with cat hair after I would carefully remove every bit of hair whenever I found it, and then placed the work in progress in a plastic bag inside the knitting bag itself. I have come to know that mischief is afoot, to be more precise mischief has four feet, a tail, and a little bandit's mask. I caught her in mid oogie on my current project.



The second that she realized she was busted, she started playing possum as if to say, "Don't wake the sleeping kitty...". Either that, or she just just decided we weren't going to continue this charade of "how did cat hair get on this" any longer...














The project that Natty is currently coveting is just a very simple pair of cotton/chenille washclothes for a friend. Everytime I have a friend that goes into the hospital, I knit a pair of washcloths in his or her favorite color, so that they don't have to wash their hands and faces with scratchy hospital wash cloths that smell like bleach. This particular set is made of Crystal Palace cotton/chenile, and all of the cloths I knit have a heart on them somewhere, or are actually in a heart shape for the friendship we share.. I don't think the camera let the detail of the heart show through, but it was nothing more than purl stitches worked into the design.














If anyone is as nosy/curious as I am, I wonder where everyone else in Blogland gets their blog on, and if that is a multipurspose space. That being said, why not post a picture of your blog space and what its uses are...

I work at home three days a week, so I transcribe at my desk, as well as knit, watch TV, eat my lunches, and of course blog - and here is a picture of that hard working space.




4 comments:

KnitNana said...

OH dear. A challenge - My "blog space" shows what lousy housekeeper I am... I'll consider your challenge. I LOVE those washcloths! What a cool idea...And Natty just wants your friends to remember HER while they convalesce as well...now that you've admitted you use a heart motif in your washcloths...you must join 2 groups: Cloths for Crisis and Knit Red KAL. (both buttons on my blog will take you to the site to sign up!) And Natty may join with The Meezer as co-mascots!
(((hugs)))

Debi said...

The Terri-cloths (yukyukyuk) look great, what a sweet gift for a friend who is ill. I've always wanted to try the CP chenille.

Natty looks so innocent :) Cat hair removal is a futile exercise at Chez FKD!

Pam! said...

Everything single thing I have knitted in the past 7 years has contained what I like to call "novelty yarn." In reality it is black fur (kinky & straight) from one or more Schipperke-dogs. I try as hard as I can to pick it all out of gifts but I know there's at least one left in everything. LOL
You've inspired me to go put a pic of my blog-space at my blog. Hopefully it doesn't reflect my inability to keep my house straightened and clean. heh heh

Gill said...

I still find the odd long black hair in yarn I pull out from my stash and my Spikey has been gone for over 2 years now - a testamony to the quality of my housekeeping skills ;)
He was a real yarn snob - much preferred to snuggle down on something expensive and woolly than anything else. I think the washcloth colours suit Natty beautifully!