Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Not a happy hooker...

Many, many, many years ago, my Grandmother taught me how to crochet.  All was good since all I made were little bitty hats for my dolls. 

Fast forward to now and I have a big problem.  Try as I might, I can't seem to stop adding stitches.  A very dear friend recently spent some time attempting to teach me how to get this right.  Everything was fine until she went home. 

Fortunately, cats don't seem to care if things are a bit wonky.  They just want to lay on it, roll around, sniff it, and scratch their widdle piddy paws. 

The yarn (3 strands held together) used for these crocheted cat mats was some of my very first spinning attempts with my wheel...and with fiber selection.  I chose the fiber (32 oz) based on the "ooh the pretty colors" with little regard to how it would feel against skin.  Trust me, you DON'T want it next to your skin.  That factor, combined with my overzealous introduction of twist during both the spinning and plying resulted in mass quantities of a fingering/sport weight scratchy, almost wiry yarn.  What to do with all this stuff???  Again...cats don't care about the yarn either...






2 comments:

  1. Dude, I cannot crochet to save my life. Grandma would be super disappointed. But! You have produced crocheted things! Which your cats love! What's not to love about that? Also, SO glad to see you blogging again -- we missed ya!

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    1. LOL!, true, but cats love just about anything yarny. I am glad to be getting back into the blogging groove. My head could only handle so many things for the last several months so something had to go. Never fear, I was still stalking all of you!

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