March 02, 2005
It appears the cats are now arranging their kills by colour.
This reminds me of when Benny's sister
Agnetha Pandora (Benny was the only one of my kittens who got to keep her Abba name) used to kill baby birds and line them up on the sidewalk, perfectly spaced and all facing the same way. Given the options, I think I chose to keep the saner sister.
Just to show Rachael that her Digit is not fat, I offer you this shot of Benny, trying to get her fat arse up off the deck:
My poor baby. She'll be turning 11 next week. Yes, she's on a diet, but it doesn't do her much good when she keeps skipping the gym.
Kool Aid dyeing seems to be the cool thing to do this week, and I did some too.
The two skeins on the left are something I'd never heard of before, "Emerald Irish Knit" (Canadian-made); I got 4 skeins of it at Value Village. The skeins on the right are recycled lambswool, and used to look like this:
Looks much better now, eh? By my primitive method of reckoning, there are about 250 yards in the top skein, and 285 in the bottom one. And that's just one sleeve and half the front; this stuff is really fine, and there's tons of it. I see lots of lacy scarves in my future.
I'm jealous of the colours other people are getting, but Zehrs only seems to carry about 8 varieties of Kool Aid: Norma's getting great results with "Wild Watermelon Kiwi", and Eklectika's got some awesome Mango-action going on. What gives? How come I can't find these colours?
I finally managed to get my arse in to the shop to do some lithography; I've started to feel guilty because Farrah wants to use my stone when I'm finished with it and I've been just letting it sit there unused while I work on other things. So I'm doing some printing, and when these prints are done Farrah can have my stone and keep it; nothing else I'm working on right now needs to be done in litho. Remember the ugly-ass prints I was working on, ages ago? They're all getting covered up, bay-bee, with a brand new image. No pictures yet, maybe tomorrow.
If you want to stay with food colors, you might look at cake dyes - Wiltons is a brand in the US, sold wherever cake decorating supplies are found...
Posted by: June at March 2, 2005 05:59 PM
Your kitty is so cute! (I bet Simba has her beat though...13 lbs. at last weigh-in!) I love the colors in your dye work too. I'm too chicken to try it myself but other people's look great!
Oh yeah...if my startitis keeps going like this... I may be joining your finishing efforts real soon! :)
Posted by: Jessica at March 2, 2005 08:19 PM
Ohmigod ohmigod ohmigod. That's the best picture EVER of a cat.
Posted by: Rachael at March 3, 2005 07:03 AM