Tag Archive | Yarn

How to turn a fat 8 year old cat into a kitten over night

How to turn a fat 8 year old cat into a kitten over night

Since I’ve taken up knitting these past few days my dog Daisy has decided I’m boring and whines at me constantly. My cat, Annie, on the other hand thinks this is just marvelous! She loves to sit near me and bat at the knitting needles and yarn. I had to make her a little ball of yarn to play with so she’d leave me be. Daisy promptly stole it from her and shredded it.
So, last night I put my knitting aside on the table like I’ve been doing. (My pattern is on the computer, so I just keep them together.) And when I woke up, I was greeted with yarn in the living room, wrapped around the coffee table. I followed the yarn into the dining room.

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Wow! now that is an impressive display of kitty naughtiness right there. It’s hard to tell as this picture was taken on my phone, but the yarn has even gone over the rungs under one of the chairs.

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I thought at first that she had managed to unravel my knitting too, but I spotted the needle under the table.

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Annie, the guilty party. She looks possessed here. LOL

I’ve come up with a temporary solution to save my yarn from my cat…

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an overturned pie plate covers it up. Annie is looking on really irritated. Hey, she’s not even supposed to be on the table to start with! Get down!

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How to make a crocheted dish cloth (not!)

How to make a crocheted dish cloth (not!)

I picked up a cute skein of cotton yarn yesterday at Goodwill for $.59. I figured this was plenty to make a couple of crocheted dish cloths. So, I googled “free crochet dish cloth patterns” and found a really cute nubby dish cloth. All it really required was some single crochet and treble crochet. Not a problem. I haven’t crocheted in awhile, but it’s just like riding a bike…you never really forget how.
Except…mine looks like a trapezoid. :/ I unraveled it and tried again…still a trapezoid.
So…on to Plan B. I googled “free beginner’s dishcloth pattern” and found one that it just single crochet. Surely I can’t mess that one up! Hopefully…

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Okay…after this dishcloth became trapezoidal in nature 1/2 way through, my sister suggested knitting one. So, I got out the knitting needles and pulled up a beginning pattern for that. It’s been oh…probably 23 or more years since I’ve knitted. (What?!)

After a very nice tutorial http://www.queenofdiy.com/stitchery/knitting-beginners-guide.html I felt that I could try again….and again…and one more time…ugh!!! Okay one more try…so far this one is going pretty darn good…please Lord don’t let me drop a stitch!

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Update on the “Day of the Dishcloth”. After several video tutorials on everything from adding yarn to yarn tension, and casting off…SUCCESS!!! 😀

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