Monday, April 07, 2008

family members taking an interest

It's usually gratifying when a family member takes an interest in your craft. But that's not the case when it's your cat, whose interest involves eating your spinning fiber:

My god, this is one crazed cat. I'd been spinning by the picnic table on Sunday morning, and apparently I dropped a scrap of raw alpaca fiber.

Leila pounced on it, rolled over it, ripped it into bits, and seemed to be eating part of it.

This went on for quite some time, and I couldn't stop laughing. And then Mountain Man got a laugh out of at me, as I crawled around on the ground trying to get a good shot of her. The best part was that I'd been Andean plying, so I had some 30 yards of singles wrapped around my left wrist, attached to the spindle, which I couldn't put down during this exciting photo session.

But I had my own good laugh at Mountain man a day earlier. He'd just returned from a workshop in the UK and was trying to describe one of his colleagues to me.

She was wearing an interestingly constructed vest, a peasant skirt, some wild boots. He summed it up as: "She looked like a Rowan model."

Mwa ha ha. My plan to indoctrinate him into my knitting world must be starting to take effect ....


Macoco said...

The first photo of the cat is hysterical. It's hard to find a good assistant like that. ;)

Kathy said...

Your cat story is much like Kimberly's post today at WOVEN'nspun. Same alpaca craze for her cat!

Mountain man and Fireman my DH, are catching on. Fireman actually made a knit comment using the correct terms the other day. THey do care!

Chrissy said...

Your cat is beautiful. :)

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

Love Mountain Man's description of "the Rowan model." That cat is gorgeous and hilarious.