3KCBWDAY2: In Which I Rub Catnip on a Ball of Yarn and Give it to My Cat to Play With

I’m participating in the 3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. Today is photography challenge day. The idea is to share an interesting photo about something related to knitting or crochet.

I thought long and hard about the best way to honor my craft in photography. Perhaps a dignified still life with balls of wool sitting in for the fruit. An photo of myself eating shrimp fried rice with knitting needles for chopsticks. The photo of my grandpa laughing and holding up my first dishcloth, which I gave him for Christmas in 1989 (it was full of holes).

In the end, I decided to rub a ball of yarn with catnip and give it to my cat to play with. Enjoy.

Hello, what is this?
Ooh, catnip. My favorite. If I nuzzle it maybe I can absorb it through my face.
Ooooh. Pretty, pretty yarn. I love you, yarn.
I've got you, yarn. You can't escape my clutches. I hold you fast in my mighty jaws.

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  1. Oh my goodness! That is adorable, though I hope it isn’t wool you planned to knit with.

    Also, our cats look almost the same! Must be a knitter’s thing?

  2. You had lots of good ideas there, love the idea of you eating with knitting needles. Now for a stupid question, how will you get the smell of catnip of your yummy yarn? Does it come off, wash out? Years ago used real catnip when I had a cat, she loved it; but it made her pretty crazy. Later I heard it was they were on speed and it was bad for them. So, why do they put it in cat toys?

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