Friday, June 6, 2014

A Cat-ty Sweater? (Glenrock, WY)

I'm working today and we have family stopping in for a visit tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to seeing my SIL and hubby.  They have a new Airstream and I'm hoping to get a tour.  Plus, Dan is finally getting two days off from work which will be very nice.  He has been working some very long hours with a lot manual labor while I spend most of the day hanging around the motorhome with the cats.

Spinning Forward by Terri Dulong
I'm still reading this book, but since I took a bunch of photos of my cats, I decided to tell you about what the main character, Syd does in this story.  
Dusty - you called?  I'm special!
Syd likes to spin her own yarn.  Her specialty is yarn made from owners favorite pet's fur.   She has a technique but doesn't go into detail except to tell owners to save their pet's fur from being brushed.
Hitch - my fur?
With my four cats in the fall and spring, I could probably produce enough fur for an adult size sweater in a few years.   But, I don't think the the three colors would mesh too well , so Max would have to be a separate yarn.
Max - Hide!  must Hide!
 Which is too bad because he is the biggest fur ball.  I swear he releases a fur bomb whenever he is upset.  POOF!  You are covered in Max-fur!
Squirrel - I'm old. I'm tough!  You can't have my fur!
Tell you the truth, I wear so much cat fur and go through tons of roller tape that the last thing I would ever want is a sweater made from their fur.  So, relax guys.  It's just a story.
Dusty - Not funny to tease kitties!
Oh, and the book has been okay.  It is very similar to the British knitting series by Gil McNeil.  Wife finds out she has been wronged by dead hubby.  She moves to start a new life and pursues her love of knitting by opening a yarn shop.  Finds new friends, love, and a new life.  I think I like Gil's stories better even though she makes my fingers itch to start working with a crochet hook or to take up knitting...heaven's forbid!  I don't need a new hobby.  Gil likes to include lots of knitting projects while Terri tends to focus more about Syd finding herself a new life and life on Cedar Key.  It is still a good story and probably not as dangerous for me to read. 

On The Cutting Board
I started a new quilt yesterday.  I did not realize how much I have missed the challenge of coordinating fabrics to match a quilt pattern, and the thrill of watching it come together.
I just love the bright colors I found in my stash.  Hmmm, I might have to sell this quilt with a pair of sunglasses for the baby....
Happy Quilting!


  1. I love seeing photos of your cats. I used to have a cat when I was small, but then at about age 8 I became allergic. =(
    Love all the fun colors on your cutting board for the new quilt. =0)

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  2. What fun! great kitty photos, and I too totally "get" that feeling of wanting to mix up fabrics and colors to come up with something that is more than the sum of its parts.

    1. Thanks Sue! It is a lot of fun to play with fabrics that is for sure!

  3. We solved the problem of mismatched kitty fur when we adopted our two fur babies...they're both black and white.

    1. That would work! I wonder how they would feel about you wearing their fur?

  4. If you think cat fur is bad, I'll lend you Nikko for a day! If I could sell it even cheaply, I could probably make a fortune on dog hair.


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