Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty.

Winter is fast approaching down here, and like a good girl I've started this winter's hat and scarf projects already.

Well, not precisely "good", I'm ignoring my tottering pile of Works In Progress/Unfinished Objects to cast on yet MORE projects ^.^;

Moving right along!

As anyone with a cat knows, knitting when the cat is around can be somewhat perilous to both you and your ball of yarn. There are several ingenious inventions and little tricks that can help you keep your furbaby from wrecking your yarn, but frankly I'm too lazy/poor for most of them.

These include, but are not limited to:
1) Pulling the working end of your yarn from the centre of the ball. (Too lazy!)
2) Using a Yarn Bowl. (Too poor!)
3) Using a knitting bag. (Too lazy!)
4) Shutting the cat out of the room where you're knitting. (Too lazy!)

What I decided to do was make Dralion (My Beloved Feline Overlord) her VERY OWN woolly toy. That way she can play with hers and leave mine alone! A few meters of DK acrylic and one tennis ball later, her SHINY NEW TOY! was ready to go.

I think it worked, after a few weeks of non-stop yarn-ball-rumpus she suddenly got sick of it and went back to stealing any and all bits of paper she finds lying around.

At least my yarn is safe!



Happy crafting!



  1. She really is a gorgeous kitty and it looks like she's quite taken with her new toy! Mine have me totally outnumbered! Bella goes straight for the yarn and Sphinx has endless fun with my needles. Weirdo cat! She loves the needles more! Gotta love 'em! :)

  2. As far as a yarn bowl goes you could do what I used to do to keep little fingers out of my wool; An ice cream container with a hole in the lid that allows the wool to come out. There's plenty of room for the ball to bundle about in there and it keeps your threads from getting in a tangle, too.

  3. SO CUTE! I love it :) She really does look like my kitty!