Note to self: DO NOT try and spin any of the fiber you have stashed away in anticipation of the day you get your spinning wheel, unless you can verify for certain that the person who made it *HAS NO FREAKIN CATS!
Well Dear Readers, I did it again. I pulled out some gorgeous fiber in shades of deep greens with hints of mustard, a pale green sparkle and touches of red, and started spinning it on Sunday. By Sunday night I was rocking and crying with a swollen face, completely unable to breathe through my painfully swollen nose and sinuses. And I an NOT a good mouth breather. By three AM, after much medication, I was finally able to breather through my nose. The pain had subsided and I was able to go to sleep. Anthony, on the other hand, went into my fiber room and removed, in it's entirety, MY SPINNING FIBER STASH! When I woke up on Monday morning, it was sitting, triple plastic bagged in the corner of the office.
As I was the walking wounded all day on Monday, which was difficult since Monday is our busiest day here at HMH, I didn't have an opportunity to mourn my lost stash. Yesterday I was feeling the loss a bit more keenly, and by today - I'm just devastated. So now that this has happened to me twice, and I have had to bypass yarn and fiber from cat owning spinners and dyers more than once,I have to ask:
What's the deal with fiber people and CATS? There seems to be a disproportional number of fiber people who are cat owners as opposed to dog owners. Perhaps it's just that cat owning fiber people take more cute photos of their fur babies than dog people. Anthony thinks that fiber people are nesters, and cats are nesters, so nesting people are attracted to nesting animals. I don't really buy this, as if that were the case, fiber people would also be attracted to rodents, and know some who are, but too few of them to qualify for this study. Seriously, I can't shake the feeling that fiber people are cat people. End. Done. Period.
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* Disclaimer: Please know that I have nothing against cats particularly, and hold them in rather high regard. They are less needy than dogs and can be left alone with a bowl of cat food, a bowl of water and a fresh litter pan for the weekend. I even had a cat, Brucie, briefly as a child, clearly before we discovered my allergy. I cried when we had to give him away. It is only because of my allergy that I have begun to notice this peculiar link between fiber and cats and not because I dislike them.