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December 3rd, 2010

Yarn of Pee Freedom: Advice?

The Yarn of Pee-freedom

Java, my rather headstrong Bombay-cross, decided to take out his anger and hatred of us leaving him for a week by peeing all through a basket of my stuff in the sewing room. Not only did two books get it (AUGH NUUU AMERICAN GODS!), but a myriad of half done corsets, traced paper patterns, loads of fabric, a near-finished granny-square baby blanket and 11. Balls. Of. Yarn.

Poor Mandy, she cleaned up after him as he did a few other heinous things while we were gone, but she drew the line at the pee. *hugs her*

Anyway, AUUUUGH! I’ve unwound all the balls and turned them into skeins (OH GOD SOME OF THEM SQUEEZED REAL PEE OUT ONTO MY HANDS AS I UNWOUND! *cry*), and have washed them all in a super crazy solution including vinegar, a mild shampoo, baking powder, wool wash, eucalyptus oil and a few other odds and ends. They’re drying in the bathroom right now, waiting for me to hand re-wind them in centre-pull balls.

I’ve read through many other related posts on Rav, BUT! The problem is: I REALLY want to hang them out outside though to get the added anti-cat-pee agent of sunlight. But from everything I’ve read that’s not a good idea. Do you think I could do it anyway and hang the consequences or are the consequences REALLY not worth it..?

*flails and thanks anyone with suggestions*

(x-posted to Adelaide K-Tog & Cat Knits groups on Ravelry)

edit: Ended up hanging everything in the sun. Bleaching the colour out is a lesser evil than throwing it all in the bin/being unable to use them because of the lingering smell of male cat xD

December 3rd, 2010

Take THAT Brute Force & Cynicism…

Because the Desk of the Velvet Scribe is a locked tight, friends only kind of affair, I thought I’d repost this because of its sheer awesome.

So about a month ago, Matt Smith & Chris Hardwick guest starred on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. There was SUPPOSED to be this epical musical introduction to open the show and introduce any non-Whovian viewers to the the whole idea and why the guest stars were so awesomecakes.

Unfortunately, the producers failed to get clearance to use the theme song and so that whole section had to be dropped. WOE!

Apparently Craig Ferguson was pretty irate about it, and from watching the video YOU CAN SEE WHY! GO GO you tiny plush puppets of informative exposition! :D