Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yarnartist, Where Ya Been?

Q: We have been wondering what's up with you? You haven't written in your blog since last June.

A: I know. I feel terribly guilty about that.

Q: What have you been doing? Did you stop knitting?

A: Not hardly. I still knit and crochet constantly. But I've been working on a project I can't talk about and it sort of made it hard to write about knitting when most of my best stuff is a secret.

Q: Can you give us a hint?

A: Not yet. But I can show you one of the adjunct projects I've been working on:

A Tray of Sacred Mice

Q: Sacred Mice??????

A: Yes. They are filled with catnip and I have been selling them at my vet's to raise money for Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary 

And BTW, if you have a cat and live on the westside of Los Angeles, I can't recommend Dr. Beth at The Cat Practice more highly! She is wonderful and has been dedicated to helping me heal Figgy of her IBS.

Q: So let me get this straight - you have been working on a secret project that involves making catnip mice?

A: That's right. They are now for sale in my etsy shop with Free Shipping. All the money goes to Cedarhill.

Q: Can you explain why you call them 'sacred'?

A: Now that is the real tie-in with my secret project. But as it pertains to the mice, they are sacred because of the conscious intention I put into them, entwined with the fiber as I crochet them. Thoughts of love, good will and the sanctity of cats (and mice) for example.

Q: Can you elaborate?

A: I will close with this quote from Hermes Trismegistus:
"In all things, great and small, I see the Beauty of Divine Expression."