Hannah and the CoalBear: The Mother of Cats may be Broken…

Hi. I’m Hannah.

Don’t I look like I’m a take-charge kind of girl?

I’ve been really busy supervising the Mother of Cats for the last couple of weeks as she has been knitting a multitude of projects with not even a little bit of discipline. I mean, she is all over the place and I never know what she is going to pull out of her knitting bag next. Let me show you what I’m talking about…

First, she started knitting all of these little hexagon units that will get turned into a blanket someday. Like, maybe when I’m too old to make the jump to the top of the bookshelf anymore she will get this done. She stopped after knitting the four units in the picture and then started knitting all of these…

PICC line covers!

Yep. PICC line cover after PICC line cover started to happen as she kept pulling out new colors of yarn from the stash. I thought that she was settled down and would stay with them for some time, but no, you would be wrong if you thought that! Did she go back to the hexagon units for the blanket? Nope.

She found some nice wildly dyed zebra yarn in the stash and started knitting some socks and then switched over to wristers because she was cold that afternoon. Do you see what I am dealing with here? NO DISCIPLICE AT ALL!!!

I gave up and took a nap after that. When I woke up that evening, I discovered that she had gone back into the stash to find some charcoal grey yarn that she wanted to make into a sweater. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS MOTHER OF CATS!! I am concerned that this model might be broken, but I have put so much work into training her just right I hate to quit and start over with another one…

She evidently had seen the weather report and dug out this book to use in making the new sweater. The yarn and needles are really big, so she is making fast progress, but seriously, what about the blanket that we started a few weeks ago? I could use a new blanket more than she needs a new sweater!

She finished up the wristers last night and seems to be devoted to finishing the sweater. Sigh. What about the blanket? I kind of give up, but she is pretty good at keeping Mateo and me supplied with kitty cookies, so I guess I’d better keep her.

But I am a little concerned that she might need a little tune up to help her with her focus issues. I do kind of want that blanket, you know. Who knows what she will decide to knit the next time she visits the stash?

This is Hannah, signing off.

Happy Caturday, Everyone!

Notes from the Mother of Cats:

  • The hexagons are for the Nectar Blanket by Ysolda Teague.
  • I’m learning the Coco Knits method of knitting by following along with the book and knitting an Emma sweater, version B with bulky yarn and long sleeves. I have the colored stitch markers to go with the worksheet and everything! I was a little intimidated, but now that I’m below the yoke I am so impressed with what is appearing in the knitted object. I’m going to get this one done fast!
  • That sock yarn is from a trunk show at my local yarn store and I just had to knit it right now!!! I’m sure you understand.
  • I think that I’m going to get that blanket done next, but there are so many PICC line covers to get done before the end of the year…

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.

25 thoughts on “Hannah and the CoalBear: The Mother of Cats may be Broken…”

  1. Hannah, you had me worried there for a moment !
    But as it’s all about WIPping, I can stop worrying. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love that CocoKnits stuff: I might get involved, later – after I’ve moved.

      1. My local yarn shop offered a class to knit the Emma (version C) that is a nice open long cardigan with pockets that are lined with fabric which makes them less bulky. Now I’m thinking that would be a good next sweater.

    1. Well, there are all of those hours around midnight… I started being a night owl when I realized that the sunshine was making me sick. Over the last year I’ve started to get up much earlier and the midnight knitting isn’t as much of a thing as it used to be. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m still staying out of the sun, however!

  2. Such pretty things and the color of the sweater is sooooo beautiful! But Iโ€™m also partial to that color. I love knitting but itโ€™s way too taxing and Iโ€™m not really that good at it, so I went back to machine quilting, chucked my old Bernina to the closet and bought a nice expensive Janome with my bonus. Hehehe, definitely getting quite a bit of use.

    1. I really love grey colors these days and they are so easy to coordinate with different colored accessories like scarves and wristers. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have almost given up quilting because it is so exhausting to move the fabric through the machine (I get tired holding my arms up) but I can manage the knitting. I just love my Janome!!

      1. I know, I like the piecing but I have problems itโ€™s the quilting part as well, terribly exhausting. But I do smaller things that arenโ€™t as taxing. I will never do a bed size quilt again! Lol. I love my Janome too!

      2. I like the piecing too. The actual quilting is just awful. I finished the last quilt by sewing just a half hour a day until I got it done. I have a few more quilt kits that I will just send off to get quilted for me if I ever get them pieced together. Thank heavens that I love to knit!

  3. Whew! The title had me scared! Glad it is that you are so busy knitting and starting on new WIPs.
    Hannah – be patient with your MoC. She is just in a little yarn frenzy. She will calm down soon and definitely will get you that blanket in the near future ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I guess I need to be more careful with these titles! I am now forcing myself to finish up at least a few of these before I cast on some new projects that I have my eye on. Poor Hannah. Still waiting for her blanket.

  4. I hope all is well with you. I’m concerned that we haven’t seen a blog from you in a couple of weeks. I hope you’re just otherwise occupied with kitties and ordinary (as opposed to medical) stuff. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    1. Thank you. I’ve been dealing with home repairs and a bad flare, but things are starting to settle down now. I’m hoping to post something tomorrow because I finally finished a sweater!!

      1. Sorry about the flare, good luck with the home repairs, and yayyy! for the finished sweater.

  5. Iโ€™m glad someone checked on you, Iโ€™ve been concerned too! Have a wonderful holiday, hoping you feel as better as possible soon.

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