There’s a condensation experiment in progress on the yellow table. Ellie is making notes about her observations. The cat is exhausted from all the cursive,
Betty also loves carrots.
“I hold him by his paw.”
Me: No stuffed friends in the bathroom.
Ellie: Him not stuffed! Him Real!
Me (stalling for time to counter that): Already? What made Roger Real?
Ellie: You did. Every bit.
Roger got to sit on the shelf while Ellie had her shower.
The Cat is just about ready for the test knitters. But are the test knitters ready for the Cat?
I finished the cat. His name is Roger.
Ellie was thrilled. And possessive.
Here’s the best picture I managed of him alone.
Because of this kind of thing.
It’s naptime, so I am about to go borrow him for some ‘studio’ work. It’s risky, but I don’t know what else to do. Ellie says we can give pictures together another try this afternoon. She says she will hold him by one paw so that everyone can see what he looks like.
I think I’ve got my cat pattern test knitters already (rabbit pattern surplus), but if not, you’ll be the first to know.
Life is too short not to give into temptation.
It seems that I have raised my child to believe the same thing.
She used to want a grey kitty. Now she wants this one and she says he doesn’t need a body or arms and legs. He is perfect just the way he is thank you. They watched Shaun the Sheep together. It wasn’t at all weird.
I love this yarn.
I’m lying. It was totally weird that Ellie watched TV with a disembodied (pre-embodied?) cat head. But the heart wants what it wants.
I’m working on the Rabbit and Mystery Patterns. And a couple little things for my sadly neglected toy shop.
But what I WANT to be doing working on the Cat. Because, seriously, this is some of the nicest yarn I have ever touched.
So very soft.
SpinSpanSpun, spun and dyed it just for me. Luscious.
One other thing I’ve been thinking about lately. Dish Rag Tag. The response to my little survey was Enthusiastic, but not Overwhelming. So I think we’ll have a race with 10 teams of 10 (100 total knitters).
To those of you who have never heard of Dish Rag Tag: Welcome new readers! For the past four years I have run a dish cloth knitting relay race with the help of Priority Mail to pass the baton (box) from knitter to knitter across the United States! You can catch up the rules in this post from last year’s race.
I should start working on the Official Pattern of Dish Rag Tag.
But what I WANT to be doing is working on the Cat.