Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Big, Fluffy Kitty Has Spoken.

Persephone is disappointed in The Sheep. She knows me well. She is one of the few who can point out my bad behavior without fear. She is really, really fluffy. And it is getting cold. I need the extra layer on my feet at night.

Here are her concerns:

You seem to be under the impression that, simply because you finished one pair of socks and a Chevron Stripes Towel, you are excused from discussing knitting on the blog. You think you are fooling people by rambling on about poorly dyed jeans or your insane dining-in-public fears. You are not. You have been puttering along on things, yarn-wise. Everybody knows it. The wheel has been still for weeks now. There is fiber languishing all over the house awaiting your less than skilled touch.

Sure, you can string a few words together in a pretty engaging fashion. But that will not distract them for long. The bloggy types out there will catch on eventually. You need to admit that you are stuck yet again in the land of Unfinished Objects. People will actually respect you more for your honesty than for your ongoing discussions of rashes or failure to understand sorbet.

And now you think you are going to do a post on Halloween candy? Let's face it. You made the decision to buy a large bag of the sweet stuff "just in case" a trick or treater shows his or her masked face at your door. This has not happened in years. Literally. The only person who is buying this line is you. And you sitting there noshing on a cheddar cheese flavored rice cake is also something of a pretense. You will be eating the candy. You will probably eat the whole bag. This does not for good blogging make. It is just sad. And stop dropping cheddar flavored crumbs all over me while I warm your lap. I am not the one who likes the rice cakes. That is my sister, Desdemona.

Here's my advice: bag the whole candy thing. Don't bother trying to come up with yet another witty topic to engage the readers in the hopes that they will be distracted from your lack of progress. They are smarter than that. Be it finished or not, these people deserve a sock shot. You spent almost an hour on the little bike today and knit for a good chunk of that time. You've got some progress, there!

C'mon! You can do this...


The big, fluffy kitty is right. There must be some knitting on a knitting blog. It is a rule or something. I am grateful to have such a helpful feline around to point out that which I cannot always admit to myself. Sheep are truly the masters of denial...




So, here you go! One almost completed sock. With the feline supervisor in attendance.
I'm thinking that I might get this one finished before the weekend. I have a late meeting on Thursday night and would like to take sock #2 along for the ride. We'll see how that one plays out.
Happy Halloween to all and sundry. The Sheep will be safely tucked away in her home, far from the ghosties and goblins and knitting away on her sock. Nothing scary here, folks!
Unless you count the talking cat...
SA

17 comments:

April said...

This is a knitting blog?

I thought it was the Big, Fluffy Kitty blog.

Anonymous said...

Nice Kitty. Lovely sock. Go ahead, eat the candy.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Mel said...

We - okay, I - bought a big bag of candy, too. As it turns out, though, we actually did have a total of 6 trick-or-treaters who came by yesterday. I don't understand the Halloween-on-a-day-that-is-not-Halloween thing, but I'll save that little rant for my own blog. You could just take said bag along to work with you for your students. If you dole it out judiciously, you may even be able to avoid dealing with sugar-high students. Just sayin'.

trek said...

Wait - and you thought that talking dishcloths were weird??

Sheila said...

Happy Halloweenies to you.
We had about 100 children and teenagers come by, and I shoveled handfulls of candy into every bag and pillowcase (DH bought way too much), yet still we have more candy than I.....
we just had 2 groups of college kids come by ( I recognized one), and they got scoops and scoops of candy!! I'm down to a bag of Sweettarts. It's 8PM and they are still coming...I may be saved from sugar highs, cavities, and new poundage yet!!

Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

I found my latern moon size one needles with the sock still attached, they have not finished themselves in the knitting bag. Dang they cost enough to knit by themselves. I am still under orders not to knit, so the socks will be undone and I may need to buy (gasp) yes buy some new socks.
Deb

Julie said...

My big fluffy kitty (as well as the little fluffy kitties and the not so fluffy kittes) are pretty good at pointing out my flaws as well. Good thing we have them lest we think we are better than we are.

Enjoy your candy (after all, you DID ride the little bike for nearly an hour; you need the nourishment).

Oh yeah, since this is a knitting blog I guess I should comment on the knitting. Nice sock :)

Beth said...

Yes, your cat does scare me. But, it's not because of the talking - it's those glowing eyes! I feel like she's trying to take over the world, one blogger at a time, by staring through the screen at us.

When I take a picture of my dog, her eyes glow, too. But it's a much less scary effect. It's more like a "duh" look.

Great knitting! I like the sock a lot!

The Mitz said...

I do a lot of talking over here my dear Fluffy Feline Friend, the difference is, NO ONE IS LISTENING!!! That's why I resort to hair-pulling tactics, its a last resort...

Keep her away from that candy bag, no telling what a sugar high might conjure up...and speaking of conjure ( I like that word!!) have you checked out the Gigolo's Halloween threads, groooovy !!!

Headbonks on this Hallowed Night,
The Mitzster

Geraldine said...

Knitting or not, your blog rocks Sheep!!! Happy, happy Halloween...easy on that candy, Ive gotta agree with the Mitz on that score, I just will be more tactful about it!!!!

catsmum said...

One of the advantages of living in the middle of the bush and a reasonable drive out of town is that I didn't get ANY trick or treaters. Not a one. Not even the two almost teenagers 200 yds up the road.
The candy is history:]

catsmum said...

oh sorry... nice sock too.

Mia said...

but what KIND of candy??? And how big was the bag ::laughing:: If it makes you feel any better, just think about me sitting at home.. not knitting.. and fondling my 20 or so bags of chocolate candy...

don't judge me *grin* I'm have a hard few months :-) so if you got away with buying just one bag.. you done good!

Bobbi said...

Knitting or no, the blogging is still very entertaining. It would probably take another week to notice there has been no knitting.

Do what I did with the candy, take it to work and put in the staff lounge. :)

molly said...

Two bags of candy and no trick or treaters, I'm just gonna have to eat it all myself.

Very nice sock, what kind of yarn? Did you spin it yourself?

Vicki in So. Cal. said...

Don't let the cat intimidate you about buying Halloween candy. I haven't had a trick-or-treater in 20 years but I faithfully buy a bag or two of candy every year just in case. I mean, think how embarrassed I would be if one of the little darlings showed up and I had to turn them away with nothing. I can't take that chance now can I? O.k., so I always get a more expensive candy that I really like. That just makes economic sense, it would be wasteful to buy something I didn't like and have it go stale and uneaten. Wouldn't it?

Debby said...

Charlie extends a warm invitation to Persephone to join CATSA, if she is not already a governing member of the Maine chapter...he was very impressed with her typing, writing, and supervisory-of-human skills. As he is napping, I, the staff, was instructed to send this out on his behalf. :)