The Cat Knits...

A singular forum to discuss knitting as craft, therapy, and way of life (with or without the benefit of cats).

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Accessorizing a Community

The other day when my Holiday parcels and I were taking up residence at the local Post Office, I noticed a woman in the line. She was wearing a blue tweed, garter stitch scarf...that I had knitted! I didn't know who she was and she didn't recognize me either. Now, I have been in the situation where I am surrounded by family, friends, or co-workers wearing scarves and hats that I have knitted for them. I'm guessing most knitters eventually experience this, too. But this was different: A complete stranger was wearing my scarf at "my" post office and she didn't know that I had made it. I've become the phantom knitter who is accessorizing my community.

Not so phantom is Evelyn Clark who designed the little bears that I knitted into a scarf for my Mother Bear. You can find her pattern in Interweave Knits, Summer 2005 issue.

Monday, December 07, 2009

No snow day

All day Sunday, there were excited whispers among the people at the Holiday Crafts Fair that Monday would see snow on the ground. It's the first snow of the (last eight or ten?) seasons. The last time we had snow--a good layer it was, too--Howard the Cat was in his prime. Of our three cats, he was the only one to embrace the cold, white stuff. I got some adorable white cat on white snow pictures for Christmas cards that year. So, last night, I was more than ready to have a white winter. I spent the evening peeking out of the curtains hoping to catch the first snow flake fall, but it was just foggy. This morning, I got up early and rushed to the window, but it had only rained the night before and it was still so foggy that I couldn't see the hills. By mid-day,the fog had cleared and we could see that the surrounding hills got a dusting. It's all very pretty and very, very cold.