Saturday, March 28, 2015

How to work on a pattern.

This was my morning, folks.

1. Get pattern out from basket I am storing it in.  Pick up all the extraneous papers that fall on the floor.

2. Find tissue paper to make copy, tape, and tape original to window, to use as light box.

3. Get tape from cat, unpeel drooly part, play with cat, and tape.

4. Go back to window, tape tissue paper mostly to window.  Realize the ripping sound is the tissue paper taped to thumb.  Cat jumps in window to inspect sound.  Put cat down, get new tissue sheet.

5. Get tissue in place, grab pen.  Start to trace outline, cat jumps on sill to watch.  Put cat down, finish one side.  Play with cat some more to celebrate.

6. Finish drawing pattern, carefully remove from window.  Put original away, put away tape, look for pen.  Cat has pushed pen off shelf, rolled it under table. Get pen.

7.  Go to craft table to finish.  Remember I had a large project spread out.  Remove project from table.  Put down pattern.  Cat jumps on sill at furthest point from table.

8. Flatten out pattern, find a few spots that still need tape.  Go get tape, with cat racing me through the hallway so fast she bank shots the corner.  Repeat on the trip back into the craft room.

9. Finish taping, start cutting out pattern.  See cat jump on table, dead center of pattern.  Decide that moving kitten would be disastrous in her state of hyper.  Distract her with a finger wiggle.  She jumps down, I continue.

10.  Finish cutting pattern, start on repeat for other side.  Cat decides to sit on table to watch.  Starts eating other project.  Finally have to toss her off table, so I don't have a destroyed project.

11.  Tape both sides together, check that I have everything even, fold up pattern, it works!  Cat then loses interest.

12.  Wonder how people who don't have "help" get things done...


6 comments:

  1. This reminds me of the time I watched a woman make a quilt on TV and I remember thinking it would be easier launching a man in space than making a quilt.

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    1. Yes, but was she terminally messy, with a cat? THAT'S the challenge! (But yes, some quilts seem astoundingly involved...)

      Cat

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  2. That sounds like around here! And i can add, leave project, whatever it is, several times to go tend to a child or husband!

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    1. I planned ahead on that one, Husband had to go to town, and I stayed home to do said project! But, yes, the "Hon, little help?" thing is common at our house, too. ;)

      Cat

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  3. I stopped by to read as I saw your blog listed on the A-Z Challenge and I'm just laughing uncontrollably. I know I shouldn't be - but at one point, I had 13 cats and 1 dog and I can so sympathize! LOL - at least, now, it's down to a manageable 1 cat and 2 dogs, but I literally have to have my knitting under lock and key, lest the terrible 3 get involved!

    Great post - and good luck with the Challenge :)

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    1. Thank you! And you, too!

      Cat

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