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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Gus Has Arrived!!

Really, all you need to become a good knitter are wool, needles, hands, and a slightly below average intelligence. Of course, superior intelligence, such as yours and mine, is an advantage.
Elizabeth Zimmermann

Gus is here!. That is the fat happy cat above was designed just for me. I had trouble getting a great picture, believe me, he is special! Lauren over at Lauren's Lovelies made him for me, THANK YOU Lauren!
You've seen his his back:
He is my new traveling binding kit. The tin is the perfect size for all my little bits and pieces. I just cut a piece of felted wool to fit the inside. When it isn't a binding kit, it will be holding stitch markers and holders, measuring tape, and tip protectors for my knitting needles.

I had a lot of fun playing with my wool today, thanks to Woolly Mammoth Woolens . I decided this beautiful tin needs a dust cover. This is going to be fun.
Meet the original Gus....except his name is Dexter:
He was adopted from the Cedar Rapids flood in Iowa last year.

My wallet would not close today. I am not lucky enough that the bulk of my paper money was the cause. No, it was all the cards I have in there. You know the kind. The ones from your favorite stores that offer $25 off if you have 20 stamps, and business cards. You can't get rid of them and if they are not in your wallet close at hand, you will forget to use them. I think I really need to order another tin for all of those. It will fit conveniently in my purse so I will have them when I need them and my wallet will close again.......just an idea.


Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

Hey Deb,
Many thanks for the mention in your post! I love seeing what people do with my wool.
Michele, Woolly Mammoth Woolens

Rhea said...

Haha you're funny:) Ooh pretty kitty!