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YarnKitten
04-24-2008, 10:39 PM
*sigh* I just binded off my armwarmers and what happens? My boyfriend decides that he's going to take my needles (thank god they're metal) and poke the cat with them. The cat that's already been trained to attack anything similarly shaped. (My boyfriend poked him with his wooden practice sword when he was little.)

...and the cat just tried to chase the needles with his claws out and landed in a rather ... tender area on my boyfriend. That'll teach him.

...maybe.

EDIT: My boyfriend gave me my needles back. I tend to stick my needles into my braid in my hair when I'm not using them. So then he decides to put the cat on the back of chair. I quickly removed them before damage was done, thankfully.

Cynamar
04-24-2008, 10:41 PM
hehehe I guess he asked for it!

saracidaltendencies
04-24-2008, 10:41 PM
:roflhard:

Knit4Pie
04-25-2008, 06:37 AM
Keep a water bottle handy and if he tries to take your needles, spray him. Your BF that is, not the cat LOL.

MAmaDawn
04-25-2008, 08:26 AM
*sigh* I just binded off my armwarmers and what happens? My boyfriend decides that he's going to take my needles (thank god they're metal) and poke the cat with them. The cat that's already been trained to attack anything similarly shaped. (My boyfriend poked him with his wooden practice sword when he was little.)

...and the cat just tried to chase the needles with his claws out and landed in a rather ... tender area on my boyfriend. That'll teach him.

...maybe.

EDIT: My boyfriend gave me my needles back. I tend to stick my needles into my braid in my hair when I'm not using them. So then he decides to put the cat on the back of chair. I quickly removed them before damage was done, thankfully.

Keep a water bottle handy and if he tries to take your needles, spray him. Your BF that is, not the cat LOL.

:roflhard:

Eccie
04-25-2008, 10:38 AM
Keep a water bottle handy and if he tries to take your needles, spray him. Your BF that is, not the cat LOL.

LOL :roflhard:

bambi
04-25-2008, 03:09 PM
LOL!

I did that years ago with my cat. Except the needles were really old plastic ones my grandmother had and...they snapped in half!!!

Guess that taught me.

:aww:

Bambi

snowbear
04-25-2008, 03:45 PM
Totally agree w/ the water bottle on your bf. Poor kitty..

Teach your BF to leave the kitty alone!

psquidy
04-25-2008, 08:39 PM
Isn't your boyfriend the one who called knitting mindless?And told you that you "could knit him a hat if you wanted" shortly after? He doesn't seem to be improving on his respect for this craft much.


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Cynamar
04-25-2008, 08:41 PM
SOunds ike a boy who could use a beating.

psquidy
04-25-2008, 08:51 PM
SOunds ike a boy who could use a beating.

Nice! Oh and i've always wanted to tell you that I love TEA as well (in responce to your Arthur Pinero Quote)

Cynamar
04-25-2008, 08:56 PM
Tea is an obsession of mine.

psquidy
04-25-2008, 09:13 PM
Oh me too! What's your fav? Loose or bags? Herbal or "real" (black, green,white etc...) I just bought some great Pinapple black tea in Boston while visiting there. How many cups do you drink a day and have you ever heard of Doctor Tea? He has a book called the ultimate tea diet.

Cynamar
04-25-2008, 09:41 PM
I like loose because it's just neat to look at but I have a lot of bags, too, bacause they are so convenient. I drink mostly green but sometimes mix it with herbals. How about you? I have also found, and love, green Earl Grey and green Constant Comment. Gotta check out this Dr. Tea dude!

psquidy
04-25-2008, 09:58 PM
You totally should. I like loose because it is BEAUTIFUL to see all the tea leaves un-furl (sp?) and I love the taste and the feeling of brewing it and being able to customize it with herbals if you like-just like you said. I love green and white the best but I also love black. I have a favourite and it's called earl grey cream and it just has the most unique flavour. I also have a tone of boxes because they are often on sale and like you said they are convenient. I think last count I had like 35 boxes of baged tea and i'm not sure about the loose. I do love it. The next thing I would like to buy is some clear glass tea mugs so that I can see the color. AND i love to knit and drink tea because it makes me feel so connected to a older way of life...that sounds corny and may not make sense but that's how i feel. Is there a tea website or forum that we could join? You and I obviously need it. Not too many people i know love and appreciate tea, this is so nice.

Cynamar
04-25-2008, 10:00 PM
I will find us a tea forum! And I hope you are after me on an Oddball project!

Dangles
04-26-2008, 01:44 AM
Keep a water bottle handy and if he tries to take your needles, spray him. Your BF that is, not the cat LOL.

:roflhard:

DorothyDot
04-26-2008, 06:49 AM
Yes, that's right.

Anyone who would delight in poking a cat... would also delight in "poking" you.

This is not a good sign. Be very careful of this person.

Keep those knitting needles handy!
Dot

cindycactus
04-26-2008, 11:23 AM
*sigh* I just binded off my armwarmers and what happens? My boyfriend decides that he's going to take my needles (thank god they're metal) and poke the cat with them. The cat that's already been trained to attack anything similarly shaped. (My boyfriend poked him with his wooden practice sword when he was little.)

...and the cat just tried to chase the needles with his claws out and landed in a rather ... tender area on my boyfriend. That'll teach him.

...maybe.

EDIT: My boyfriend gave me my needles back. I tend to stick my needles into my braid in my hair when I'm not using them. So then he decides to put the cat on the back of chair. I quickly removed them before damage was done, thankfully.

Way to go Kitty!!!!!!:thumbsup:

Abbily
04-28-2008, 02:28 PM
I have to agree on using the spray bottle on BF! :)

Cyndi and Megan, can I join your tea party? :) I'm a tea addict too. My favorite place to shop is a little tea shop in Portland where they sell over 100 loose teas, and they have them all lined up in a big shadow box so you can smell them all. Mmmmmmm. For mother's day, I'm hoping my DH and kids will get me the Bodum travel tea mug- have you seen it? It's got a little basket in it for loose tea. :)

MMario
04-28-2008, 03:22 PM
sounds like more "boy" then friend - tell the guy to mature a bit....

Cynamar
04-28-2008, 03:36 PM
Sure you can!

psquidy
04-28-2008, 03:40 PM
Of course you can join our tea party! I haven't seen the mugs that your talking about but I did have one i think was similar and it had a basket for loose tea and it was clear so you could see all the beautiful colors but I broke it...oops. i would love to find another one that is maybe more durable. Mario I think you are right in your observation of this "boy" .Nicely put.

YarnKitten
04-30-2008, 09:57 PM
Oh, my boyfriend's learned by now that knitting is NOT mindless. Not after all the patterns I've shown him and the various end results. I think the thing that impressed him most was the rainbow sweater with a black double headed eagle on the back. (Man, that was AMAZING.)

My boyfriend knows that as much as I'd like to knit him a hat, that I wouldn't have so long as he didn't seem to care for my craft. (But hey, I don't care for some of his hobbies either and think they can be a waste of time.) He looks through the pattern books I buy when I get them out of curiousity and actually found a hat pattern he likes! *gasp* Figures it's designed after Jughead from the Archie comics.

Which is good because I was trying to imitate the pattern on his own knitted hat he's had forever. (I'm not sure where he got it, now that I think about it.) And what with that being my first project on the round and only my second project (I am SO slack), it would probably turn out not so well. :P

Rorshach
05-01-2008, 01:22 PM
eh, I do the same thing to my cats, but not with knitting needles, and not hard either. my cats usually give me this "whatever, man" look and go back to sleep. Though most of them like to play with bed mice at night.

Cynamar
05-02-2008, 02:55 PM
Sounds like a Jughead hat might be completely appropriate!

YarnKitten
05-03-2008, 10:34 AM
Oh yeah, there's no hard poking. If I thought he was poking my little boy too hard, I'd walk over and slap him, then take my needles back. Our little boy loves this kind of stuff. If you poke the little girl, she gives you a "what was that for?" meow and glare.

Point the needles at the doggy and she'll usually curiously sniff them and end up with one getting poked in the nose 'cause she doesn't seem to have good depth perception. XD

tokmom
05-04-2008, 11:02 PM
Keep a water bottle handy and if he tries to take your needles, spray him. Your BF that is, not the cat LOL.

:roflhard:

Or train your cat to poke the Bf with the needles.;)

hocns
05-06-2008, 06:42 AM
I find that if I gently touch the middle of one of my cats' backs with the point of a needle (not a sharp one), the cat's skin will sort of creep towards the needle. It's really weird.