Thursday, May 21, 2009

crochet and completely gratuitous cat

I spent most of yesterday over at Purl's Palace in Daylesford, helping three absolutely delightful ladies tackle the intricacies of my Beginner's crochet class.
The project - as last time - was the Lyndham Scarf [free pattern over there in the side bar ] and together we braved the mysteries of English versus American notation of the basic stitches.
Admittedly Cherry - seen her looking quite pleased with herself, as well she should -did have some prior crochet experience so I can't take credit for the speed with which she was churning out her sample and then her scarf

Tracey seemed to be happily on her way to crochet mastery by the end of the session, as was Peg [ alas sadly unpictured ]

There had been two other ladies booked in [ and a question mark over another ] but they had to cancel on Monday which was a bit disappointing for Zoe and Andy, although it meant that I could give more attention to my lovely trio.

and a good time was had by all!

Now with no attempt whatsoever at a neat segue:

It has been brought to my attention through the forceful application of several pairs of claws to the soft and tender portions of my anatomy,that certain members of the menagerie Chez Catsmum are somewhat unhappy with the dawg-centric nature of recent posts. Even the attempted bribe with Friskies treats was treated with disdain ... which is to say, the feline rulers of the house did deign to consume said treats but it was on the understanding that they were neither appeased nor amused,

I henceforth promise a more fair and balanced reportage

" Well, just see that you do, Mum"

10 comments:

Marcie said...

well that's simply not good enough, Catsmum - I went back and counted; 11 dog pics and ONE measly cat pic for the month of May. Alright, there is a cat on your blog header, but that cute woofer is all over the place!

Alwen said...

And that cat would insist it is not at all gratuitous!

Blessings each day said...

The cat is definitely looking ominous, but who's the boss? You or the animals? In our household, it is definitely the three cats and one dog!! We know our place here!
It would be so much fun to be crocheting with you. :-)
blessings,

marcy

Rell said...

As in most households, MIKEY (cat) rules this place.

But dawgy photos are so cute.

Sheepish Annie said...

The AGK and the BFK approve heartily of today's photo. They liked the crochet, too. It's just that they like seeing the kitties more...

Bernie said...

I so wish I lived closer so I too could learn how to crochet....I enjoy all your pictures no matter how many of dawg compared to your cat. Have a wonderful Friday my friend.....God Bless:-) Bernie

ozjane said...

Moggie says, bloomin heck.....about time.
As much as that dawg is cut and barks...who was it who first kept your cuddled in Castlemaine....
I do hope that is a safe question.........lol.
Blame the tooth face infection if not.

catsmum said...

Unfortunately Jane m'love that is a TOTALLY safe question LOL

Lynne said...

I must add your scarf to my ever-increasing queue.

Now, if I could only get mum's Aran sweater finished...

Bernadette said...

looks like you had lots of fun! Must get back there to pick up my noro!