Sunday, January 06, 2013

Extending Christmas


I took down our Christmas tree today. I have a fear of letting my reluctance to let go of Christmas get out of hand, something to do with me have a memory of our Christmas tree during childhood being up until February. (I'm not sure if this is an actual memory or just a childish remembrance of our tree being up long past my friends') Anyway, I'm pretty adamant about the tree being taken down by January 6, but I love to leave remnants of Christmas up around the house, our nativity scene, for example and a few other special decorations that can be considered "Epiphany-ish." As I was taking down ornaments today, I chuckled a couple times about how many knitting related ornaments I have. If there is even a semblance of "knitting" being a part of an ornament's theme, I'll buy it, which accounts for me having these two ornaments that I dutifully put away today.


I had company as I took down the tree today, but not of the human kind. Kitty (aka Josephine) sat curled up in my yarn basket. I'm not that excited about the fact that she enjoys my yarn basket because sometimes I will use a skein out of it and discover, to my dismay, that she has sharpened her claws on it. I'll be knitting along, and I'll keep coming to broken strands. It usually doesn't last for long, but it's pretty annoying.

5 comments:

Willow said...

You're a brave and kind woman to allow Kitty to sleep in your knitting basket. That's one reason I don't have a cat even though I adore cats. I had to carefully watch my daughter's cats over Christmas while I was knitting. They were fascinated with those wiggly strings.

Dee said...

How about making kitty her own basket full of scrap balls. If you put some catnip in there, she'll know it is for her.

Julie said...

What a pretty picture - the kitty with the yarn. I always worry that I may end up knitting something for someone who has an allergy to cats. Guess I should wash before giving to them, but cat hair is so pervasive. I'll be at work and will find a cat hair forcing its way out of a sweater, or even socks. I'd get irritated, but I do so love my cats!

Thimbleanna said...

Your kitty looks like she's in heaven. I'd hate to have my kitties in my yarn -- they'd leave cat hair all over it!

JayJay said...

I've got a lot of yarny ornaments too, many of them knit or crocheted by my mom. I think those are the best ones! Yes, I can see that the broken yarn would be pretty annoying, LOL.