It was a kitten that I once found on the white line of a two lane highway. I had to stop, flag down some on coming cars, who also stopped, while I picked up the kitten, put it in my car and brought it home. Since I already had two cats, I was planning on taking this one to the humane society when my next door neighbour offered to take it in. She had five children. They all played with the kitten, often dressing it up and wheeling it around the house in a doll carriage - the cat loved it!!
Now I must confess to keeping, all these years, a book I bought at a used bookstore on the artist Louis Wain. He drew pictures of cats that walked upright on their hind feet and were dressed in amazing costumes. He did most of his work while living in a residence for the mentally ill.
Cat stories aside, I was a little embarrassed to see two knitting books on the list. Knitting with dog hair, I know about. There are several people in the global knitting community who spin dog hair into yarn and will spin hair from your dog into yarn and then knit a sweater for you from it - one of the more unique ways to earn a living.
The other book about knitting on the list was a picture book, with instructions, about "Royal" knitting. I nearly bought this book years ago and yes I have been guilty of knitting a crown or two. You can see them in the link to an earlier post.
So I guess I have to add my name to the list of weird - I prefer the term unconventional - people I know. But I would just like to add that I do not own a horse to bomb proof. I do not plan to dis(s)appear even if I spelled it correctly. I'm not very good at math, so I won't be teaching my dog Physics. However, I do have lawn ornaments which I made once for an art class - they are all cats, though, not gnomes and I am intrigued by the idea of using my car engine as a stove - actually I am more intrigued by the title of the book - "Manifold Destiny." It speaks to my love of gadgets!!
|Cat Lawn Ornaments|
I'll try to get a better picture of the lawn ornaments. They are a collection of about 10 to 12 cat silhouettes, some are outlines and others are complete figures. I never put them out front because I don't want anyone stealing them - my husband thinks that this is hilarious. "Who would steal these lawn ornaments?" Well, now I can say that there is a book about it!!
Have a wonderful day!!! Posting twice today - now I am just behind 3 posts!!