“I” am hooking a rug intended for our front entryway. I say “I”, because hooking, though usually an individual event, is a team sport at our house ~ my team against the felines. I’m sure you can guess who typically wins.
No matter which way I tip my frame, Lilly holds on ~ she is a tenacious hooker!
If Lilly goes off to have a snack, Otis is right there, poised to take her place. He doesn’t want me to have to do all the work by myself!
Otis is quite possessive ~ he is convinced that “our” hook is His hook.
Ellis approaches hooking from a different angle, checking out the back and making sure the hook doesn’t get caught on anything, other than his claw. He likes to keep the wooly worms moving, too. It’s important to keep a tight hold on the wool, least Ellis decides to do a little unexpected (and unappreciated) reverse hooking.
When he’s not supervising our progress from underneath, Ellis sits on my lap making sure I don’t get too comfortable with my frame.
The moment I stand up to stretch or find some wool or move a cat, someone takes over the captain’s seat and I’m left wondering if I can really bring myself to disturb such a peaceful scene. The answer, as always, is no. I leave Lilly in charge and go off to find something simpler to do, today.
may all your projects be simple, quiet and expeditious!