Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cat-astrophe

I have been fighting the battle against cat hair for 12 years, and now I think it is time to give up the fight. Ever since I got my first cat I have vacuumed and swept to avoid tumbleweeds of fur on the floor, kept numerous lint rollers on hand to “de-fuzz” before leaving the house, and picked out furniture and bedding based on how well it would hide black and white hair. I have spent hundreds of dollars on combs and brushes and special cat foods “guaranteed” to stop shedding. Now, though, I have seen the light, and it shown to me by this woman

No longer will I see cat fur as an endless hassle solved only by a bottle of Valium and a shaver. Now I will see it as an endless source of raw material for my creative knitting projects. Never again will I have to spend money on yarn, or worry about finding the “perfect gift.” Yes, everything I make will be gray, and possibly toxic for people with allergies, but who cares! I will be making the world a better place by recycling what I otherwise would have thrown away. I will be an environmental hero – pushing the mantel of “crazy cat lady” to the side. Oh, the glory!

Now if I could just figure out what to do Sally’s toenail clippings…

3 comments:

Barton said...

Seriously, my friend Lynn does this for a living on the internet. Mostly dogs, though, and she makes a nice little haul spinning. She is @ www.spinderellas.com and she spins here in the hood. Check it.

Amanda said...

Nope Lib, spinning your cat hair would not make you a crazy cat lady. Nope, not at all...

Now where is that damn magic wand?

Emily-Ione said...

If I get a skein of yarn in the mail from yo or Mandy and it makes my cats pee outside of the box you are in SO much trouble!