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Friday, June 22, 2012

Aurantium Blossom

I've just counted and I have 24 more rows (including the bind off row) to go!  If I can keep Max from "helping" me (with his mouth, on the yarn), I shouldn't have any trouble getting this finished.  When Logan was a baby and first became part of our family, he liked to help me with the tensioning of the yarn.  I would sit on the floor and knit so he could cuddle up and periodically my yarn would feel wet.  I'd look down and sure enough, he was holding it in his mouth - the strand of yarn between the yarn ball and my hand.  Since he's a retriever, he was holding it very gently and a little bit of dog spit isn't going to hurt superwash wool anyway.  Max on the other hand, isn't a retriever - he's a predator and he is trying to kill the yarn.  He's grabbed it and run a couple of times and you don't run under the bed with something to wind it nicely and hold it delicately.  The problem is, I'm trying to teach him that he can sit in my lap when I knit as long as he doesn't try to kill/steal/eat/disembowel the yarn and either the 11 month old kitten brain doesn't have the maturity level to sit still and cuddle and ignore yarn, or we're getting our messages crossed.  When I set this out to photograph this morning, I felt Max wiggle between me and the project bag and when I looked down, he was attacking the yarn.  I love Madelinetosh too, but let's not get carried away!

Have a great weekend and I hope your yarn stays safe!

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Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

I'm having the same battle with 12 week old kittens.

They are getting gentle nose thumps when teeth meet yarn.

When that doesn't work, it's lift by scruff and drop on floor time.

Funny thing is I'm using Tosh Sock yarn. Wonder if it's spun with catnip.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Bob & Phyllis said...

wow. that's a lovely soft mouth, perfect for the retriever he is. I have hunter friends who would sell their collective grandmas for that soft mouth (carry the birds with no damage).

No help with the cat. Mine will sit in my lap and watch me knit until ZOMG!!1! the distraction gets to be TOOOOOO much and he attacks. I dump him off my lap. Lather, rinse, repeat...

1:08 PM  

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