Tuesday, May 01, 2007

oh what a tangled web cats weave ...

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

... when they discover your knitting project.

SIGH. Sam, our Maine Coon cat, is always in trouble for something. He is into everything! He is the epitome of a problem child. He gets in these moods—and you can see it in his eyes—where he is just looking for trouble. And, he usually finds it. This time I didn’t see it coming. I had been knitting on my purple lace scarf and laid it down on top of my knitting basket while I went to chat on the computer to a friend about her brand-new litter of puppies.

After about 15 minutes or so, I sat back down to take up my knitting again. It was gone; nowhere in sight. Poof! Disappeared into thin air. It took me a minute to digest this dilemma, and then I took action. My first reaction was to blame the dogs who were all laying around looking innocent. They said they didn’t do it. Okay, maybe they didn’t carry it off, they certainly didn’t look guilty enough. I looked all around for it in the kitchen and sunroom, and finally my search led me into the dining room. Such a sight beheld my eyes! My lovely scarf was on the floor, and the ball of yarn was wrapped around the chair and table legs in a very neat web.
Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey
It was then that I knew who the guilty party was. Look closely in the photo below and tell me if you can spot him. Sam strikes again.
Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey
What to do? I just stood there for a minute, taking it all in. And then I started to laugh. I just couldn’t help myself. He had done such a good job. It was obvious he went around in the same pattern twice with the ball of yarn in his mouth. Just look at the precision in which this web was woven!
Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey
I just couldn’t be mad at him. There was no harm done—no dropped stitches, or rips or tears. I only wish I had seen him in action. I had been right in the next room but I didn’t hear a thing. Usually when he’s tearing around the house he makes his little chirpy-burry noises, but this time he was quiet as a mouse.

Now watch the video where I question the accused.
[Note: If you don’t want the QuickTime videos to play on opening my blog, go into your preference setting in QuickTime and under “movies” make sure you un-check the “play movies automatically” setting. I tried YouTube with this one, but it was taken in such bad light their version was too grainy.]

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I hereby find the defendant, Sam, GUILTY as charged. Knitting rescued. Case closed.


Welcome, I'm Lynne. You know me better as a 'new' Jersey Girl. But now I've moved once again, this time to North Carolina. Here I write about my thoughts, good food, and of course, dogs.

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