Sunday, May 01, 2005

Knitting and Pets

I have six cats--three of them Maine Coons. What does that have to do with knitting? Well, aside from the occasional damp yarn as I am knitting, it opens the possibility of nontraditional types of yarn. Heaven knows they have enough hair. Now at coat-blowing season, I have a mohair carpet--everywhere you look there's mo' hair. I am learning to spin using a drop spindle, so perhaps I should give it a try. Let's see, Herman has red hair, and Lily and Eddie have brown and black hair. That could be interesting. And painful. I can't imagine Herman letting me take his hair willingly. As a matter of fact, he has to be knocked out to get a haircut. Perhaps when he goes to get his summer "do" in a few weeks I should have the vet save the hair! Of course it will take several sessions to get enough to actually make anything.
Hmm. Perhaps I should shave the carpet...

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