Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Mail call!

Well, it seems there are some others out there who love crafts as much as I do! I got some cool comments on my last post (one from a green bird! Parrot lace - HA HA HA!!) and I even got some email. One was from royalty and the other from across the pond (ooh, all those tasty fish between us!).

Here is what His Royal Furness Crackbaby DeMoville had to say:


My human has finally left the room with her computer running. Even as indulgent as she normally is, her computer's main power switch is out of my reach across this hideous...thing she calls a desk. Who in their right mind would use a desk surface that is all HOLES? Doesn't she realize how difficult it is to walk on? Hmph. Anyway, that's not why I am typing to you.

You show great talent in your garment restructuring skills. I have never had an aptitude for such pursuits. I do, however, find all of these nice twigs my human keeps in her room to be quite fascinating... tasty too. She has several in a cup out of my reach, but often brings them down to loop that boring thread stuff around repeatedly. Apparently she just does not realize that I am trying to help her by conditioning the wood for optimum chewability...she scolds every time I reach for those twigs as she waggles them about so enticingly.

Perhaps one day she will learn...or I will learn a way to walk across
That horrid surface to get to them!

I hope your day sees your artistic talents being put to good use.

His Royal Furness Crackbaby DeMoville

It's good to know that even royalty enjoys the simple thing, isn't it? HRF Crackbaby loves them twigs! My 3-month-old brother also likes them, but my lady had someone named Denise tie her twigs together, now there are no more waggley ends to drive little Mike crazy.

I also heard from an English bloke named Buster. He's really handsome, you can see him on his mum's blog. Her canine and human child are also quite cute.

Hello Dot,

My name is Buster, I did post a comment on your excellent blog, but decided to email you as well. I am a 13yr black and white ninja cat who lives in England, by the seaside, piers, rock and kiss me quick hats - the works.

I have a passion for knitting, especially when it's actually being carried out. I like to sit next to the ole bag and pretend I'm asleep, then carry out a stealth, swipe attack, grabbing the wool and needle top in one foul swoop. I personally believe that all needles tops are in need of acupuncture. I personalize as many pairs as possible.

I think your Santa modifications were inventive and very artistic.

Chirrups and purrs.................Buster. xx

It seems that personalizing knitting needles is an activity that the whole world can agree on!

Hope to hear from more of you and don't forget, you can send pictures of you or your best work, too!

Keep those claws sharp!


Friday, September 24, 2004

Meow and Welcome to Fiber Fancy!

Welcome to my blog, I'm glad you got some time alone with the computer without getting shooed from the keyboard. Fiber Fancy welcomes all kinds of anipals here - from cats and dogs to rats and lizards and everywhere in between. I thought it would be fun to have a place where we could talk about yarn and show off some of our favorite projects. My lady person has a blog and seems to enjoy it, so I figured I might as well have one too.

This is me and one of my housemates, Chloe.

Chloe concentrates more on paper and small electronics (she loves to chew on the remote control and the cordless phone). I'm really into restructuring soft objects - things like clothes, curtains, and cherished family heirlooms. Here is some of my handiwork. I redesigned the hood on this sweatshirt to allow more air to circulate when the hood is used. I also made the sock a little larger at the top to make it more comfortable. After careful consideration, I decided that those shoes looked better without the little loopy thing on the back.

Here is a sportier version of a previously blah bathrobe.

This is my finest work to date. See Santa? Isn't he cute? One year the pink monkeys put him out for Christmas. He was pretty boring, until . . . (click the photo to see my artistic interpretation of the holiday season)

I feel Christmas is way to commercialized, so I thought an armless Santa would show that it's not about the presents he brings, it's about the joy. Even without arms to carry gifts, Santa still spreads cheer.

I got in big trouble for this at first. Some humans just don't get the point of art as social commentary.

I'm moving on to new projects now. The female has recently been bringing a lot of different yarn into the house. There is some lovely mohair and a silk cashmere blend that I know I can do something with. One day she'll forget to put the lid on the stash box and I'll make my choice then.

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