Saturday, December 30, 2006

A Knitter's Cat

It seems that every knitting or spinning blog I look at has at least one cat and an occasional dog. We are presently without pets except for The Christmas Cat. She is a relic of the very early 1960s, when styrofoam was a new and exciting artistic medium. If you are old enough, you probably remember Christmas trees made from styrofoam balls and toothpicks and sprayed with colored spray snow (aerosol cans were pretty cool back then, too). Those trees looked nice as a centerpiece on a table accompanied by the enormous brandy snifters filled with a liquid and mothballs which kept going up and down. This picture does not do real justice to the Cat. She is much more colorful in person--those eyes are iridescent! Furthermore, she is exceptionally well trained--she does not tangle my yarn, bat at my spindle, or get under the treadle of anything.

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