Please keep your knitting and needles away from your pets, especially the kitty. It's hazardous to your stuff and dangerous for them. We had to pull a foot of yarn out of the cats throat a couple times.
And my dog chewed my DPN when she was young and I was gone. I was just glad she wasn't hurt by splinter!
You could keep a can of pennies or other noisemaker so when she comes near it she will hear that and quit. A spray bottle of water works for some cats, but I didn't use it because I have hard floors that would get slippery.
I wonder if there are chew toys for teething cats..