You might have heard of the commentator and humorous writer David Sedaris. George thinks he is hysterically funny. I have tried reading him – the last attempt was Diabetes with Owls. I guess I appreciated it just about as much as sewing with cats.
Let me demonstrate –
It has been years since I faced the pleasure of trying to cut out anything with helpers. The last time that it really was a challenge might have been – oh – about 22 or so years ago and the helper was a toddler, not a cat. Since then, I haven’t had to worry about pin or scissors safety. What I hadn’t counted on was the temptation of crinkling tissue paper of the pattern. I think I had a lucky escape when only the pattern was torn on the last piece I needed to cut out.
Back in Dec, I wound up making a lot of polar fleece pullovers for members of the family. I think it came to about 14 or 15 when all was said and done. Several made their way to NYC, the rest stayed local to the Bay Area. I think the only one who didn’t get one was George. Since I didn’t have any fabric that said “Cal” I didn’t think he was interested.
Piles of fabric turned into tops …
and otherwise as the Eldest is on her way to Germany, we are staying at her house for the duration. Which might just explain why I am arguing about pattern pieces, fabric and pins with two Benegal cats. It is not like either Ghost or Onyx are malicious. They are just cats.
Now I have to wonder what they are going to happen when I pull out the knitting and join George watching “Driving Miss Daisy.”
You’re getting all that “help” and you don’t appurrieciate it? 🙂 And knitting moves – it is to be purrlayed with! (Actually our last cat used to sit on our mother’s lap and just hold the yarn gently between his paws. She said he was the purr-fect tension device.)