I’m Mason. The cat of the Carole Knits household. The only cat, of course. It’s bad enough that I have to share the house with that damn dog, Dixie, I certainly wouldn’t tolerate another cat. So, I want to talk to you today about my person and this thing she does all the time. You know what I’m talking about. You call it Knitting.
I actually don’t mind the knitting. There’s lots of yarn for me to play with. Sure, sometimes I make a big mess of it and I get yelled at. But only for a minute and it’s totally worth it. Besides, all I have to do is look at Carole with this cute face of mine and all is forgotten. I like the yarn so much that sometimes I bring it to Carole in the middle of the night. I grab a skein of yarn in my mouth, the most expensive skein I can find, of course, and I jump up on the bed with it. You would think, given how much time my person spends with yarn, that she would be pleased by this. But she never is and I get yelled at again. Then she laughs, though, and I’m forgiven.
The other thing I like about yarn is that when Carole spends time knitting, she sits on the couch. Right by the wood stove, in fact. And oh boy is that cozy! I like to sit right in her lap, preferably on the knitting, because it’s warm and soft. My person is always pulling the knitting out from under me, though, so I mostly sit next to her with my head in her lap. It’s very very nice. Purrrrrrrrrrr.
Finally, I have to tell you that I love those finished knits. Just this weekend Carole finished something for my other person, Dale. It’s a shawl or something. I’m a little confused since he’s a man and I thought shawls were for women but I’ve given up trying to understand these people. All I know is that Carole called it Hypo-something and she’s really glad it’s done. I am, too. I think it should be for me. After all, look how beautifully it matches my eyes.
Well, thanks for listening to my rambles about my people and the yarn and the thing you call knitting. Next time, I’ll talk about that other thing my person does. I think that’s called spinning.