It’s not just giraffeses and heffalumps that get to indulge their literary side, y’know.
Today was my [ Neko’s] turn. The dog insisted on coming too, but you can’t have everything in life, can you?
Anyway, we checked out the reading seat ottoman thingie in the children’s area that The Domestic Staff [ aka Catsmum ] yarn bombed yesterday. Very comfy.
Then we spent some time on the front desk interacting with the patrons
and admiring librarian/local historian Robyn’s wonderful banner that she just “dashed off in one night”
KNIT LIKE MAD AT THE LIBRARY
while Domestic Staff pimped out one of the book shelving trolleys
and Nadie curled up on one of the yarn bombed armchairs to work on her current knitting project [ but I don’t have a picture of that ]
and then I got to spend some quality feline appreciation time with Ms Alison the suitably cat
mad loving librarian
a very sensibile way to spend a cold, wettish and dreary Winter day.
Knit like mad at the Library indeed.
but obviously we do have a heffalump
and for those who care about such things:
mystery 5 ply wool yarn from the Magic Back Room at BWM
very slight mods – a few extra rows in the trunk, and totally improvised ears because I left the pattern at home.
There’s wildlife aplenty round here: reptiles of both the legged and legless varieties, birds of all shapes and sizes, the occasional ‘roo or wallaby, echidnas, and, of course, my arch nemesis, the fox …
On the list of things that we wouldn’t normally expect to see out here in the wilds of Muckleford, would definitely be your basic giraffe, and yet, that’s just what I saw in the garden this arvo, deep in conversation with Bear,
and later, enjoying a drink at one of the local waterholes
She is very quiet and well behaved, so we’re letting her stay.
If you would like a giraffe of your very own, you can find the free pattern as a ravelry download here
The pattern is written for 4ply [fingering] and a 3.5mm hook. I used vintage 5ply [ sport] and a 3mm hook.
Our little family is growing
but there’s something different about this newest addition
Bear was of the very strong opinion that there were more than enough flipping cats in these ‘ere parts,
and I always endeavour to keep my little mate happy
Spotlight Basics ACKrylic 8 ply, 3.6mm hook
[ colour me thrilled to have found a good use for the remaining balls of ACK in the stash ]
still using the Amineko pattern for the basic head, body, arms and legs, and with improvised ears and muzzle.
Like Bear, who is a fox terrier / maltese – papillon, I think Doggu is a bit of a mixed breed.
I can’t remember what I was actually looking for – probably doing that typical web browse where you just click on from link to link and end up a universe away from where you started – but one day back in 2006 I found a pattern for a totally cute [ but never cutesy-poo ] crochet cat.
You all know how i feel about cats, right ?
Still I printed it all out in the hope that one day it would be used
Fast forward a bit, and I discovered that the designer had a charted version in English
so that got added to the file too
and that’s pretty much where it all stayed until last month when, engaged in my regular perusal of the library database, I discovered that amineko is now a book, and one was on order.So that was me #1 in the reserve queue !!
Oh frabjous day!
So far this week I have:
crocheted the bits of two-and-a-half amineko[s]
The little mauve one is an anonymous BWM 8ply wool on a 3.5mm hook
The darker blue stripey one is Yarn Bee Worsted Wool [ an unplied singles ] and a 4.5mm hook
Number 3 – when it grows up – will be the denim blue one in Sirdar Denim Sport Aran … a lovely soft cotton blend yarn. Very nice to work with.
and has already been instructed as to his/her/its position in the feline hierachy
obviously Neko is not particularly worried.
I wish the same could be said for Bear
who is not impressed