Freaky Elmo and That Bad Cat
Okay I have to confess that Elmo drives me crazy. The sound of his voice has always just set me right on edge. I know, I know cute little Elmo. I do think he is cute but the minute he starts talking I forget all about that cuteness. Now although I am not a big fan of his he never freaked me out until this
I don’t know what it is but something about this Tie/Dyed Elmo shirt freaks me out. As a matter of fact after I took this picture I had put this shirt in my closet – in the morning when I opened the closet door it scared the bajeebies out of me. Now some might be thinking this is because I have the problem with Elmo – but that’s not it. My daughter – who has no issues with Elmo (I mean she can play Kris’ little guys Elmo over and over and over) – was freaked out too. She told me to put it in a drawer so she didn’t have to look at it.
How is this related to knitting you might be thinking. I bought this TShirt at a local thrift store because I am cutting TShirts to make a rug. See this tutorial for cutting the shirt in a continuous strip if you are interested. So anyways I went to the thrift store and bought some shirts, including this Elmo one for my rug. It was perfect for the colour scheme I had in mind – but now I can’t do it. As freaky as I find it – I just can’t cut Elmo. So for now I have put the tshirt away – perhaps an Elmo fan will come along someday.
And now onto that bad cat. “Bubbles” has been a part of our family for almost a year now. For the most part he is not a yarn cat – he will occasionally bat a ball of wool off of a table – just to piss me off I think – but for the most part he leaves it alone. I am thankful for this because I had a “yarn cat”. She would eat any yarn she could find – therefore I learned to keep all projects, yarn, etc. in plastic bags. What Bubbles just do is chew needles – bamboo, wood, aluminum, and plastic – he’s not fussy. Now this should not be so bad – as I have said I keep all my projects in plastic baggies. Well now by sweet little Bubbles has decided he likes to eat plastic bags – not just chew on them a bit – nope he actually eats them, sometimes the zip and all. And then he chews on the needles. We have now baggie proofed the house, but every time I have to dig in my cloth bag of needles I can’t help but give That Bad Cat a dirty look. All in all though – this doesn’t tick me off as much as his new “trick”. You see I have a spot where I knit. I always sit in this same spot – and I have all my stuff around me. I am very happy in this spot. Turns out that Bubbles digs this spot too – I don’t mean this is where he lays during the day when I am not in the spot – no he wants the spot when I want the spot. If I am there knitting he sits on the arm of the couch and waits. The minute I get up he makes his move – when I come back with whatever I left to get this is what I find
Yep every single time. And then every single time I have to explain that this is where I sit – and then I remove him. Fifteen minuted later we do the whole thing again. Despite it all I do love that bad little cat.\
Okay I’ll sign off for now as that was a little long-winded.