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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Quilt, Knits and Cats

No, this is not my quilt. I wish it were, though. It is one of two that my buddy Carolyn made. The only difference between them is the border. Aren't those plaid baskets just darling?

I took a knitting class a few months ago...like I need another fiber addiction, right? Anyway, we made a pillow. A very expensive pillow, I might add. Like I need another pillow, right? So I've been struggling to complete it since it is so boring, and it's hot since it's wool. But I really want to knit socks, so I HAVE to finish the pillow. I let Bonnie finish it for me. Since she really wants the knitting basket and I want the pillow finished, I thought this was a fair trade.


Voila!


But Clyde doesn't knit. Here he is cooling off laying in front of the fan. If you double click to enlarge the picture, I think you can see his fur is flying backwards. His tail is blown backwards, too. And I do believe he is smiling!

8 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, Clyde is so cute moving in on that yarn and laying before the fan. Look at that fur fly back!

dot said...

What a lovely basket quilt. Cats are about the strangest animals I can think of. They know they rule and thats all that mattes to them.

Darlene said...

I cut out those baskets last night. I love that pattern!

Angie said...

I LOVE that quilt!!! Who is the pattern by, if you don't mind me asking. :> I love adding patterns to my 'soon' stack, don't you???? ROFL Seriously, tho, I would love to have the pattern. Isn't Clyde adorable !! Helping Mom knit...Looks like my Homer Kitty who is the funniest cat that I've EVER had!! :D

Judy said...

OH Carolyn's quilt looks fabulous! Pass along the word to her will you? I loved the blocks when I saw them in person and that background is still one of my favorites. I'm saving her tips for the handles for my own basket quilt one day!

The pillow turned out very well, Bonnie's help was much appreciated I'm sure. I have my sock pattern and still haven't tried it yet, but I plan to this winter, maybe...but who knows! Funny about Clyde and the fan..Noodle loves the fan. he will stand in front and turn his head around to get all the fur on his face to blow around..it's quite funny. Pixel gets one whiff of air and runs like a scardy cat!!

Elaine Adair said...

OK - you've been busy but ... how is the braid/no braid border turning out?

Great idea for determining values and the circles!

loulee1 said...

I had to show your cats to my Hunny. He's a sucker for black cats, especially those who get into mischief!
Love the quilt too.

Anonymous said...

I really loved Carolyn's basket quilt. So nice, colorful and refreshing. Clyde looks just like my Max and aren't black cats wonderful? Your knitted pillow turned out nice. I've tried a little knitting but can't seem to master it so will stick to my quilting. I don't know about fans but Max does not like the wind so he probably would not like the fan.
Thanks for all your sharing. It's so much fun to read your blog and hear about all you do. Sherri