Sunday, August 30, 2015

To Rizzoli's Naysayers

One of my longest running hobbies is crocheting.  I've been doing it for the past 20 years.  Occasionally I take a little break to focus on other hobbies.  My last project was about 2 years ago when I made some Christmas decorations for my desk at work.  Some of my past projects including the Christmas decorations:

Shortly after the Christmas projects this beauty came to live with us.

Rizzoli was my first cat ever, so knowing what I had heard about cats, I figured crocheting might be a thing of the past.  Then I saw a free pattern on line that was absolutely adorable and I decided that it was worth a try.

Apparently, there are some that had the same impression as me as to whether I could crochet with a cat around.  My mother said her money was on Rizzoli. I started the project Friday night and got through Step 1.  I am purposely just showing the project in steps right now because one of my favorite things about crocheting is how I can start with this:

and then through steps like this come up with such a neat product (to be seen when finished). 

While working on Step 1, this is how Rizzoli reacted.

 Starting on Step 2 we had a little of this.

At one point today, I had to tear what I had completed of Step 2 out because it was too big. I was very hopeful that I would get it put back together before Rizzoli came out into the living room.  No such luck but she only showed a very slight excitement about it and then sat with excellent self control on my lap along with the big wad of yarn, even letting it sit on her at points.  That had to be very difficult for her!

So, while we had some ornery moments, crocheting with a cat is totally doable.  Glad to know!  I am only partially through Step 2 of the project.

Also in my well balanced weekend I read for business, read for pleasure, did laundry, watched some One Tree Hill on Netflix, talked to my Grandma on the phone, and helped prepare dinner.  All in all, a great weekend!

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