The kittens have been with me for two months now, and have involved themselves in every phase of my knitting projects. Just this morning, Miro plunged into organizing my balls of yarn. And Manju is always eager to inspect whatever project I have on the needles at the moment.
Okay, this blog post is really a cry for help. The kittens are a menace to my knitting, and by the time I finished Eva my favorite pair of Addi Turbo needles, size 2, was completely destroyed! While I was knitting the sight of the movement of the needles was so tempting for the kittens that they had to pounce. I was pretty adept at protecting the fabric from their teeth and claws, but my knitting needles were not so fortunate. They were just too fast for me, the little demon cats! And every time they sank their tiny little teeth into the plastic cable of the knitting needles, they left a bump. And over time those bumps caught my stitches making it impossible to advance them towards the needles, thus rendering my Addi Turbos unuseable. Waaah!
I adore my kittens and it doesn’t seem fair for me to lock them up for the several hours that I knit per day when I have the time. I would feel guilty leaving them deprived and shut up in order for me to enjoy a hobby just for fun. But it just seems like my knitting and the kittens don’t mix. I am putting this out there in the hopes that one of my readers, who has been through this before, can help me with some advice!
If only I could have trained them to sleep under my pillow while I knit! Heavens knows I have tried!
But the darned critters are too wiggly for that! It starts innocently enough:
But once my lapcat Miro realizes my knitting is getting more of my attention than he is, he makes his move.
And then the reinforcements arrive
Sooner or later the movements of the knitting needle become irresistible.
Perhaps I should be more strict. Be honest, would you find it in your heart to boot him off and yell?
And so my beautiful pair of Addi Turbo’s bites the dust. Help me!!!