Sunday, November 16, 2008

now here's a word for ya....

I am learning a knitting technique called Intarsia. Wikipedia says this about that ..... "Intarsia patterns are almost always given as charts (which, because of the mechanics of knitting, are read beginning at the lower right and continuing upward boustrophedonically)" ....... uh ..... what ????

I'm trudging along. Not sure if I like it or not. I'll let you know. I love intarsia woodwork. Would like to learn that someday. Art's sister Echo gave me this and I think it's just gorgeous. To each their own, right?So, back to knitting. I have to keep re-learning my lesson about NOT leaving my knitting out overnight, where some kitty (who shall remain nameless, but his initials are ..... Ewie Blomquist !) can take each ball of yarn and run to a different corner of the house with it. Two mornings in a row I found this.The yarn is spread through several rooms, so I couldn't get the full effect in one photo. It took several hours to untangle this mess ..... twice.Maybe you think I'm exaggerating. How could this innocent looking face cause so much trouble?I had a dream the other night where I was talking to someone about stray cats and the other person said "I'll take Screwie home with me", as he pointed to my little white guy. I protested that his name was "Ewie" not "Screwie" and he was mine. When I told Art the dream we both howled. The new name seems to fit perfectly.Besides liking all the same toys as the dog, this guy is a fast favourite.I keep having to confiscate the Swedish Chef from cat clutches. He was even stolen from this photo shoot.

5 comments:

Viki said...

hat's hilarious. So, when you're finished knitting (what was that word???) will it be something. A wall hanging? Sock? Toque? facemask?

Viki said...

Oops, cut off the "t" from "that's"

Carol Browne said...

Ewie is a hooligan!

Also, I love the weather cam on the sidebar. It's snowing!

My Little Corner said...

What a character! That cat's keeping you on it's toes! Naughty naughty naughty!

My Little Corner said...

P.S. I love wood intarsia too.

I can't wait to see what you're knitting!