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Old 12-20-2005, 04:17 PM   #1
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I finally got the hat for my mom blocked last night and woke up this morning to find it coated in cat hair. Seems my cat likes sleeping on wet wool with needles poked in it! ARG!!! What is it with him. If he isn't climbing through the tree he is sleeping on my blocked pieces. I spent an hour this morning de-fuzzing a partially dry hat.
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Old 12-20-2005, 04:20 PM   #2
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My cat LOVES to lie down on whatever knitting project i'm working on. I don't fight anymore, I just resign myself to using the roller on any finished projects.

Speaking of which, I just broke down and bought a fancy purple exercise outfit. I'd been wearing this black one, which I really liked, but it was SUCH a cat-hair magnet. I felt like a walking furball when I went to work out. :rollseyes: Now I'm cat-hair proof!
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:56 PM   #3
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I get strategic with my cats (very furry cats) I put colanders and stuff over my knitting blocking to avoid curious fuzzies. When I catch them in the act of trying to break in, I squirt them with a water bottle. I am SERIOUS about protecting my stuff.
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:12 PM   #4
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My cat, too, hones in on anything knitted in wool or alpaca. She doesn't dive for the acrylic as much. I left a wool sweater drying on it's 'rack' and I was so afraid that she would decided to use it as a scratching post during the night because she was so interested in the smell. She's still alive, so I don't need to tell you that she was a good girl.
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:30 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by amy
My cat LOVES to lie down on whatever knitting project i'm working on. I don't fight anymore, I just resign myself to using the roller on any finished projects.
Amen to that lol.

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Old 12-20-2005, 07:06 PM   #7
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I have to put my drying items in a closed room, otherwise I would have two feline friends trying to get at them! They seem to especially love felted things- they are kittens, but now they've grown too big to fit on a clog- they are not happy about it!
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Old 12-20-2005, 09:04 PM   #8
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I block everything in the basement, where they can't get in. My two furballs LOVE to sleep in my box of yarn. Like Amy, I've just given up and decided that the hairs are my own personal design feature.
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Old 12-20-2005, 09:07 PM   #9
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My cats, too.... what I want to know is how do they know it's soft when they're so soft and furry themselves?!

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Old 12-21-2005, 08:44 AM   #10
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Howie tends to enjoy anything plastic in my knitting bag....he's chewed up 2 row counters, and last night he got ahold of my chibi needle case!
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