Yarn is Invisible

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

So here I am at home. Doing laundry, cleaning the house, listening to the guy outside tearing apart and building new fascia boards on my house. It's been kind of a nice morning, despite the sneezing and allergies because I ran out of Flonase over the weekend and haven't made it to the drugstore yet. I could go now except that Workman is blocking me in the driveway and I'd rather not disturb him. My landlord and I have been waiting for him to come get this job done for at least a year.

The weekend didn't start off so great though. I've been spending quite a bit of time away from home this last week helping my friend with her house and such and my cats were getting a little lonely. So when I came home Friday night at like 11:30 pm, I decided to let them come in my room and sleep with me for once (I'm allergic so usually my room is Off Limits). I did a thorough check to make sure all yarn and kid projects that cats love were out of sight and paw and went to bed. It was a cozy night and in the morning when they invariably woke me with their mewing for breakfast, I stumbled to the kitchen and fed them and went back to bed - with the door closed this time. When I next resurfaced, this is what I found:



It could have been worse. It could have been much worse. One ball they got from my bedroom. It had been sitting directly on my bedside table. I'm telling you, yarn is invisible in it's natural habitat. The other two they somehow finagled out of the closed, zippered backpack I keep my current projects in. Damn them! I just finished unraveling the last tangled ball this morning.

In spite of the yarn mess, there was knitting this weekend. Quite a bit actually. I started a new Rib and Cable sock on US 1s, completed the toe, and realized it was going to be way too big. So I put the other one on and walked around my Dad's house for awhile and I realized it isn't Too Too small. Just a Little small. Actually quite perfect. So I knit away on that through all the holiday visiting. It shall be finished soon with pictures forthcoming.

5 comments:

Imbrium said...

Oh no! All that yarn!

Of course, if it had been Isadora, there would have been no yarn at all. She would have eaten the entire ball.

Beth (big geek) said...

Oh my god that is too funny! Well, perhaps not to you..... just sayin......

head of the table said...

Surprisingly, my cats do not bother much with yarn. What the big one goes after is the keys on a laptop, which she pops off with her teeth. The little one, giant cockroaches, and that is just disgusting. I would happily roll many a ball of tangled yarn to never see either of those things happen again. Glad to hear that it wasn't as bad as it could have been!

Carrie said...

Oh gosh, what a sight to wake up to!

Susan said...

Your cats are very thorough. If only there were a way to channel that destructive energy into something productive, like powering an electric grid or something.

 
TNB