family, knitting, living

Do all knitters have cats?

KikiI’m thinking we need a poll or a study or something similar.  I am a cat person.  I married a cat person and we have two cat children.  I also love to knit.  I have found so many knitting blogs that also include lots of family cat pictures that I could not begin to count them.  So…what is it?  Henry says it’s because the get very mellow after growing out of kittenhood and can sit in your lap while you knit.  I think it may be a texture thing….cats feel so good….yarn feels so good…..cats are quiet, until provoked…knitting is quiet until “provoked.”  I’m sure I will think of more similarities, but my two-year old is talking my ear off at the moment and I have lost my train of thought. 

On the knitting front, I cast on for the Kimono Shawl from Folk Shawls…twice.  I had trouble deciding what yarn to use. I am either going to use a lavender Zephyr with an aubergine Lacey Lamb held together or just the lavender Zephyr single.  I decided to knit about 4 inches in each so I can get a good visual.  I want this to be perfect and it is causing me some distress.   I’ll put up pictures of the swatch later.

The new kitty’s name is Kiki.

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4 responses

  1. Love the new kitty. What a great picture.

    June 8, 2007 at 9:48 pm

  2. Di,

    I’m glad I found you! I’ve added a link from my blog. Keep it up.

    June 12, 2007 at 11:10 am

  3. Anni

    Sweet new kitty.

    – oh by the way – not all knitters have cats 😉

    June 21, 2007 at 1:18 pm

  4. yes, I think all knitters have cats. And I am starting to believe they also all love Harry Potter. Except me. Maybe we have cats because they are quiet and will let you knit without interruption?

    July 31, 2007 at 1:15 pm