Here is Nikkers modeling the Entrelac Tam:

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I try to do a test knit. Nikkers just wants to have fun!

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The Beekeeper’s Quilt is a stash busting quick knit way to use up scraps and apparently the hexagons which comprise it also make fabulous cat toys! My friend Tola has been chucking them out like a machine so I thought I would try my hand at it. I knit one which my cat, Nikkers immediately stole. Then as I knit two more he paced back and forth across me trying to steal these as well before they were even off the needles. I assure you he made grafting (Kitchener Stitch) near impossible. Compared to the ratites I create for him out of special fibers these hexagons out of super wash sock yarn are boring. And yet, Nikkers clearly has his own opinion. I tried stuffing them in my shirt to keep them corralled. He just dug in and stole the hexagons back! Here is tonight’s video to amuse you.

Go check out the pattern on Ravelry. It used to be free but I find it is well worth the price for this much entertainment!
xx M.E. and Summit Yarn

Every Sunday Gary comes up and shares his coffee with Nikkers. All the other cats think this is disgusting, but not Nikkers. Strange beautiful cat. Here:

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Today is the short day at the studio…we leave for one of Brian’s tennis lessons at 2:45pm.  Since I workout while he is at lesson, I wear workout clothes, which today were black…were being the operative word.  Also, today, Tim from Home Improvement Solutions is at the house fixing…everything on the fixing list, or so I hoped.  While I was still feeling hopeful, the five cats, their food and catboxes had to be put in a saferoom.  Four out of five of the cats, the food, the water and the cat boxes…no problem.  Then there was Smidgen.  She was the runt of her litter and now has ballooned…just in her head she is still tiny and walks/runs on tippy toes.  She is a stealthy Ninja Blur…she thinks.  New Wisdom:  never underestimate anyone — feline or human — based on obesity.  She is a frakking blur.  She escaped three times.  Sweat was pouring off my fur covered clothes when we (my son and I) finally caught her and flew her into the “saferoom”.  She is pissed at me and I am pissed at her.  We are all exhausted.

Charlotte, God Bless Her Immortal Soul, came for class this morning.  As hard as I worked on the pattern for “The Angel”, I still managed to screw it into oblivion.  It is now corrected and the way I want it although, to Charlotte’s credit and my typo, there is a new version on the horizon.  New pattern sent once.  Found one more issue while printing a new copy for Charlotte.  Pattern corrected and sent again.

Then Tim shows up.  Not good.  He only shows up at the studio on fix-it day if something is not working.  Nothing is working.  There are multiple holes in walls.  Broken showers abound.  It is a complete cluster.  But…the cats are still contained.

11:49 — one shot of Tequila — thank you again Suzy — I can listen to Tim.  It still sounds really bad.  I will probably be on the treadmill a long time tonight.

lunchtime…now.

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