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Old 03-07-2010, 01:57 PM   #1
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Need pattern for kitty force-field!
Every time I sit down to knit and I get to a critical point in the fabric, my little hairball decides it's time for a warm lap to sit in. Anybody know of a method of deterrent? lol
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:06 PM   #2
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Hah! My boyfriend's cat was all over me like a dirty shirt. If I didn't let him lay on me, he would meow angrily. Became kind of an inside joke that the cat liked me better than my boyfriend.

If I petted the cat and walked away, he would lock his front legs/paws around my leg to try to prevent me from leaving.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:49 PM   #3
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I have two cats, and you can almost guarantee that when I am knitting, one is sitting with me or on me. My cats are like that when I quilt too. Something about handmade things and the process of making them and my cats are my shadows. I don't know how to deter it, I just learned to enjoy their company.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:05 PM   #4
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Both my cats are gone now. But one of my cats would always jump up on my lap when I knit with wool (which is most of my knitting.) She had no interest if I knit with something else. I wonder if she thought another animal (sheep) was getting attention instead of her? Or whether she just like the smell/feel of the wool?
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:12 PM   #5
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Maybe she wanted to eat the sheep .

An old boyfriend's cat was sniffing me after I had pet a horse, he drew his lips back in a most hilarious fashion, I think he was trying to determine just what the frak I had been petting. :lol"
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:59 PM   #6
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My two dogs insist on being all over me when I knit. Or, whenever I sit down, for that matter. They're both around 50 pounds apiece, though. Not exactly lap dogs!
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:12 PM   #7
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ive heard a pretty effective method to deter pets is getting a water bottle and spray them when they get near ... cats usually learn pretty well from that some dogs too... cant say all dogs tho
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:36 PM   #8
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I used to find my cats asleep nestled inside the paper bag with my wool yarn. I was torn. They were so cute.
Move them?
Leave them?
I finally knit them their own wool mat. Then I didn't feel like I was depriving them when I chased the out of the yarn.
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My orange tabby loves to jump in my lap while I ma knitting. Our black cat, likes to curl up on my desk next to me or on my keyboard while I try to look things up on the net. Other than that, neither one wants anything to do with anyone.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:58 PM   #10
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They do that to get your attention. Ours will try to sit on the book or magazine we're reading, as well as jump on the computer desk. They don't bother my knitting much, but they like to curl up on it.
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