Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Hexipuff and the Pee...

If you were looking forward to a fairy tale, you will not encounter such a thing in this post.  It would be safe to say that "The Hexipuff and the Pee" could not be further in story from "The Princess and the Pea".

Having finished all the slippers I care to make and lacking the desire to start frogging things in "the pile," hexipuffs returned to my knitting fingers.  Yesterday, 3 more made it to the completed mound.  Digging around in my stash for unwanted sock yarn, I found several mini-skeins of lace weight handspun that I did up with some crap roving.  There are 6 colors which can be broken down into 3 subsets of coordinating colors to be held double thus creating a close to fingering weight.

On the way to work this morning, the first one got whipped up...only needs to have the ends tucked away.  It looks as if I may be able to get 2 puffs from each color subset.

That covers the Hexipuff portion of this tale, and now for the Pee.  

My frustration with certain feline residents' tendencies toward inappropriate incontinence has been well as my apparent acrimonious accusations.  SOMEONE is at it again.  Ya know how they make "nanny cams"?  Well, I think it is time for me to look for a "Kitty Cat Crapper Camera".  Upon entering the laundry room this morning, I was greeted by a nice big wet spot on the rug that had just been put back in place last night.  

THE spot...minus the rug (which was promptly thrown in the washer)...

This rug is by the door that they use to exit the laundry room (keep the rug inside the room to catch stray litter bits)...

Of course, these three wished to assure me that it was NOT them and they were most assuredly treat-worthy.
The only thing I can do at this point is to use a quote my Mother would use when frustrated..."well, piss on it!"



  1. Yeah, you need to set up your laptop with a video camera on it and just set it to record and then the offender would be caught in the act. :)

    1. something tells me they would be able to circumvent it though!

  2. I have the same problem with my Feline Housemates. Only it's not pee, it's much more...erm...solid. Luckily, they leave their wonderful presents close to the box on a linoleum floor so it's easy to clean up quickly.

    Just out of curiosity, and because I'm primarily a crocheter, what exactly are hexipuffs and what can one do with them? Practically everyone I know who knits has been making these things, but I still don't know what they are!

    1. Hexipuffs are being knit, seemingly, all over the world and galaxy to create this:

      Here is the crochet pattern inspired by Beekeeper's Quilt:

      They are addicting!!! Hope that helps.

    2. Wow. I am honestly not sure I'd have the patience or the, erm, stick-to-it-tiveness (yeas, that is a word!) necessary to complete that. But wow, it sure is beautiful when it's done!



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