I am waitin' 'til I don't know when, Cause I'm sure it's gonna happen then. Time keeps creepin' through the neighborhood, Killing old folks, wakin' up babies Just like we knew it would. -Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles) Hello all! No Peanut yet, but pregnancy comments have shifted from remarks on my size to questions of … Continue reading Til I Don’t Know When
Like the other days in this long weekend, today was devoted to making. Over the past four days, I have knitted, cooked, written, and sewed (and snuggled cats). Most of these projects have deadlines, some self-imposed and others imposed by outside factors. All this time spent making has been good thinking time. I don't have … Continue reading Take Time
Last night was something. Querido and I stayed awake to the end, and three short hours later were awake again trying to figure out what to do with this day. Not surprisingly, every stitch knitted last night had to be pulled out. For the project in question I am lever knitting, which is still a … Continue reading After
Should these two be mixed? Who knows. Stay tuned for tomorrow's post: will I have an FO or a lot of frogging?
In a college town, time moves the the coming and going of students and faculty. Everyone is back now. The mornings are cool and the parking is gone. I have had a big stack of unopened fall knitting magazines for weeks, but I hadn't been able to get my head around this whole fall thing. … Continue reading The Last of the Summer Knitting
Happy Black Friday, readers--did you all survive the shopping? I woke up to a window glazed in ice and decided that this was not a day for going out. More time for knitting, right? I found that the best way to get out of the middle bit of my Midtown Cardigan was to go through. … Continue reading Forward and Back
Hello, dear readers. How have you been? I feel like a very bad blogger, sneaking in after a long absence and hoping all's forgiven. Will a cat picture appease you? I finished Querido's sweater, just barely in time for the cold weather. ...If you count having four buttons instead of six as done. My vintage … Continue reading Everything is a Kitty Bed
You've probably noticed that I'm having a hard time keeping up with the blogging here. Between wedding madness, Christmas madness, and actually knitting, I don't have a lot of time (or brain space) left to talk about how I've been knitting. One thing really quick though: Anti-Quotidian has accrued 500 likes. As someone who got … Continue reading I Like You Too
This post made me smile because it is so spot on. I was surprised that the Wovember contributors did not have pictures of their cats attempting to catch yarn as it is being knitted: even more than to making nests and sleeping on WIPs, that is the KITTENS’ favorite way to enjoy wool!
For this last WOVEMBER WORDS post of 2014 we celebrate our feline friends.
The strong association of wool with cats is indicated every year in the wondrous photos that you submit to our photo competition. Every wool worker I know with a cat attests to the special affinity that this beast feels for the following items: raw sheepy fleece; perfectly prepared fibres, ready for spinning; heirloom hand knits; balls of yarn; and anything made of WOOL that is precious to the cat owner. Cats love WOOL for its warming, insulating properties, and seemingly cannot wait to nap on/play with it. I was reminded of this association while reading the highly recommended book “Guddicks – Traditional Riddles from Shetland” by Amy Lightfoot and Laurie Goodlad, for several guddicks (riddles) in this wondrous tome use Shetland dialect words for WOOL to allude to marvelous CATS!
“Guddicks – Traditional Riddles from Shetland” is…
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