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Old 09-09-2007, 03:30 AM   #1
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Mischievous Kitties
I have noticed a number of people on here mention cats in one way or another.

Any time I am knitting, my cat is at my feet, pawing at my yarn, sometimes stealing the skein or ball.

Tonight I suddenly had kitty paws digging into my leg, while she tried to grab the end of the project I am working on.

I am just wondering if any owners of playful kitties out there have found solutions to their cat's mischief?

She has all ready dug up snags in the afghan I finished on Aug 31. She has claimed it, as if she really needs an 84 inch wide by 72 inch long afghan - she weighs less than five pounds!

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Old 09-09-2007, 07:19 AM   #2
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Aww bless her...I have a cat but she is OK with my knitting.
I used to have a cat who would sit on my lap and suck the yarn!!!!
I tried giving him his own ball of yarn but no way he always wanted
the one I was using!
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:23 AM   #3
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I bought a couple of those plastic containers with the holes in the top at AC Moore to put my yarn in (very handy for transporting my project too).

As for how to get them to stop trying to paw the project, i keep it balled or folded (depending on the size) in my lap under a pillow and feed what i'm working on between the pillow and my stomach so that they can't get to it.
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:38 AM   #4
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We have two cats here and one ignores my knitting and the other isn't bad. We discovered that the younger one loves my dishcloths though. Here's my video of her playing with it!

http://picasaweb.google.com/purrcat1/Videos
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:43 AM   #5
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I'm lucky, our four cats only swat at my knitting occasionally. I let them get away with it I guess, I just get up and move, lol.
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:28 PM   #6
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I have given her "her own ball" and "extra yarn that can move" lol
Like someone else says, she doesn't want those, she wants the one I am using ... LOL.
This morning she yanked the project out of my hands in her exuberance to help me! lol.
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:34 PM   #7
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I have had zero success with getting my cat to leave my knitting alone. He loves to sit on me and chew the needles as they move. he drags the yarn around, gets ferocious when I try to take it away....The only thing I have found is to put the knitting away until he forgets about it and goes away.
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you COULD (instead of the "own ball of yarn") save a special catnip toy for ONLY when you're knitting.... when you go to knit, bring it out and give it to the kitty. my biggest problem with my yarn fiends is when i'm on the computer, they like to sit right in front (oh goody, here comes one now!) LOL
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Old 09-09-2007, 01:48 PM   #9
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My cat doesn't play with what I am knitting so much, but loves to steal my yarn when I am not looking. (He also steals knitting needles, crocket hooks, embroidery floss, row counters, etc... plus jewerly, money, checks..... I think he is trying to build his own stash!)

He *loves* yarn and he *loves* plastic bags.... yarn in plastic bags is just too much for him!

I often walk into a room and find a ball or skein strung across the floor, wraped around the table, up over the couch, etc.

(Like everyone else, I have tried giving him his own, but no, he wants my "good" yarn!)
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Old 09-09-2007, 06:10 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by LilHuskiesFootBallMom View Post
you COULD (instead of the "own ball of yarn") save a special catnip toy for ONLY when you're knitting.... when you go to knit, bring it out and give it to the kitty. my biggest problem with my yarn fiends is when i'm on the computer, they like to sit right in front (oh goody, here comes one now!) LOL
When I am on the pc she lays flat out on my feet. LOL
Then if I have to get up for something she will usually growl at me for disturbing her slumber. *Giggles*
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