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Old 09-09-2007, 12:34 PM   #11
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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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Old 09-09-2007, 01:29 PM   #12
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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   #13
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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, 02:11 PM   #14
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Old 09-09-2007, 04:16 PM   #15
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Old 09-09-2007, 05:06 PM   #16
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I've a cat who loves the plastic bags, especially with yarn in them.

I was missing a bunch of my latest stash enhancement. I found them all (35 skeins worth) in bags under my sofa. It wasn't until I saw Nick the cat dragging another bag under the sofa that it occured to me that HE was the culprit and not my children!
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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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Old 09-09-2007, 06:17 PM   #18
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I've a cat who loves the plastic bags, especially with yarn in them.

I was missing a bunch of my latest stash enhancement. I found them all (35 skeins worth) in bags under my sofa. It wasn't until I saw Nick the cat dragging another bag under the sofa that it occured to me that HE was the culprit and not my children!
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Yarn in plastic bags?
I haven't that problem yet. I haven't any real "stash" to have yarn piled up. Though if I do end up with yarn in plastic bags at some point, it is being hidden. I keep finding her playing with sandwich bags that were tossed because they no longer closed or the seams were ripped after being reused too many times.

I only started knitting again in late June for the first time since we moved to this house in Nov 2001 because somehow in the move, my handmade heirloom knitting needles got split, and I still only have the one with the start of a lap robe on it, the other hasn't turned up.
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:20 AM   #20
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Be VERY careful giving a cat yarn. They can ingest it and it can bind up their system often requiring surgery. Our young cat has gotten it caught in her throat twice now and I had to pull out several inches of it. I realize this may be not be a problem for all cats, but do watch them closely.

Jan, thank you for bringing this to my attention. I love cats so much and I feel awful that I posted that and hope everyone sees your warning. My cat is such a grandpa he never wants to really get crazy with the yarn like a young kitty, so I didn't realize. (I didn't knit when he was little.)

When Miki was little, I had to watch out like a hawk for rubber bands. They could never be in reach of him anywhere (and with a cat that means anywhere) because he would try to eat them. I am still paranoid about them even today. I just didn't think about the yarn.
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