A little of this and a little of that
The rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.
Now the 6 random things about myself:
1. Like Kim I also love it warm, up in the 80's, so I'm not sure why I'm still here in Michigan. One of these days I need to consider moving somewhere warmer like Florida or Arizona.
2. I dislike traveling, but one place that really tempts me to visit sometime is Ireland, the pictures I've seen of it look beautiful, and I love Celtic music.
3. I like frogs and have quite a collection scattered around. I even have a set where it looks like a royal court with all the frogs dressed up like the King, Queen, Jester, etc...
4. I rarely seem to stitch for the season or holiday that we are currently in. I was doing Snow Ho Ho this summer and now it is winter and I'm working on Joyful Summer.
5. When I was little, like most kids at various times, I'd threaten that I was going to run away and join the circus. Now I can actually say my DD did run off and join the circus. While she loves it, timing might have been better if she'd done it before spending four years at college and getting a degree totally in something else, LOL.
6. I love watching old movies, the ones with Doris Day, Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn, etc.. they are one of my favorite ways to spend an evening. In fact, a Christmas tradition for my DD and me is to watch Barbara Stanwyck in Christmas in Connecticut, what a great movie.
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Ladies, this one has been around a bit, but I didn't see it recently on your blogs so hopefully I haven't tagged you when you've already been tagged.
Next, Hazel asked how I was making the cat mats. They are so easy. I just make sure the yarn is machine washable and dryable and then chain stitches (since mine are crochet rather than knitted) to reach 20 inches. While I've done some in a single crochet, most are in double crochet. I then just go back and forth until it is 28 inches long. If was knitted, I'd cast on enough stitches to reach 20 inches, and then just keep doing rows to reach the 28 inches. No thinking or pattern to follow, just making a big rectangle. The size 20x28 is what the humane society by me likes, as that size approximates the cage size, so fits nice and snug in the area. However, they'll take them larger or smaller. If you're doing it for a shelter near you, you might want to call and ask if they have a preferred size. The knitted or crochet mats are soft and warm for the cats and kittens, and make the cages look more homey and friendly, and the cats more cared for. The mats look so much more appealing than a towel in the bottom of the cage. They are nice for me too, as it gives me something to work on in the evening when I'm to tired to focus on anything, I enjoy it, and the cost is tax deductible as an added benefit as it is donated to the humane society, it's a win win combination. With that said, I just finished my seventh mat. I love the variegated yarns, they make a nice design and no extra work is required by me.
I also got in a little work on Joy, although not much. Unfortunately the coloring isn't as good on this as my earlier picture in my last entry, it is a little washed out looking. However, while we are lucky enough not to have snow today for traveling, not much sun either so this is scanned in. I'm at about the half way point now. I have some time off for the Thanksgiving holiday, so I'm hoping to make a bit more headway this weekend.
Well I'm off to enjoy a bit of the leftover Thanksgiving meal desserts. To all my U.S readers, hope you're all having a safe and delicious holiday as well.