I did end up managing to make a tea cozy with my stitch directory book. These are great little excercises in learning new stitches! It's easy to do for a few rows. This guy is called the "eyelet insertion stitch" and was easy for a sunday afternoon. In the background is my dad's track and field trophy from the 1950's and some skate blades Paul says are from the 1800's, the time when his great grandfather was in the first Stanley cup game!
Have a look at this naughty pussycat. It so cute though that I merely pretend to be mad. A few months ago I organised all my wool in this old cd shelf thing I have. It took her a while, but she finally discovered the easy access to toys. She pulls out a ball and trots off with it in her mouth and then sets to creating havok. What you can't see here is that it winds back around the far end of the banister and into the living room, around the legs of two chairs. AW! I am glad she has a project to occupy herself.