Thursday, August 23, 2007

Cats and... knitting!

Let's start with the cats. Aren't they cute? This is one of their few quiet moments. They love my computer desk, it's one of their favorite hangouts.


Next, the promised knitting picture. Excuse the frumpy nightie and completely flumped pose. It's a Saturday morning, and unless I have to go grocery shopping, I'm staying in my nighttime frump.

Morgana is watching me knit. This is before her brother decided to chew on the cable of my Addi Turbos. She saw him do it and picked up his bad habit, and now, they're impossible to knit around. As I'm typing this, they're shredding some Kleenex tissue while chasing each other through the cables behind Mr. Batty's computer desk -- after Morgana clawed a deep gouge into my left thigh while trying to climb me like a tree. Fun times!


The snakey is still a hit. Merlin, too, is completely enthralled.


Next up, pictures of some actual hand-knit objects, not just of me knitting. Promise!

26 comments:

Michelle said...

They're getting so big! Have you tried catnip on them yet? Yes they go bonkers for a few minutes, but then they crash :) (my girls sleep for a good hour afterwards)

Zonda said...

Yikes! They are dangerous to knit by huh! They are cute though! ;)

weezalana said...

Hee hee, I justlove your kitty pics! They looks so cut cuddled up together. And it almost looks like Morgana is sitting on your head! ;)

Lauren said...

Glad to see you are getting some knitting in. :)

Nell said...

Ours chew the cables too! And grab the ball of yarn and run away with it before you've even noticed they're there. BF thinks its hilarious.

They grow out of the climbing thing when they get so heavy that they relaise it hurts their claws!!

Bezzie said...

I'm with Michelle--they are getting so big already! Too cute!

TheKnittingBee said...

Oh, they're so adorable!

Amanda said...

I can't believe how quickly they grow!! Cuteness!

Cole said...

Thomas likes to chew on the ends of my needles while I knit so he presents a challenge too.
Have you checked out any knitted toys ? There is a really cute one that is a whale over at knitting pattern central.
Have a great weekend.

Vyvyan said...

I still get bloody streaks every now and then from my adult cat. No claws on the front paws but the back ones are fully loaded. And she loves to hunt my skeins of yarn. Beware the cute kitties as they are little devils sometimes. And be glad they're not puppies...

spinndiva said...

Kittens!!!I love kitty pictures!
and a Saturday spent in your comfy nighty is a good Saturday!!!

sgeddes said...

So cute! and they seem to get along great together!

Mine sometimes will get into a skein of yarn if a leave a project unattended.

Shauna(Midge079) said...

You know, I whad been wondering about the knitting/kitty thing! I see a lot of knitters have kitties, and I wonder how they don't destroy all of their knitting! I was especially wondering about what they do WHILE you're knitting...Anyway, cute pics and horray for knitting in your PJ's on a saturday morning!

cpurl17 said...

When I saw you had a blog update on Bloglines, I thought to myself, "ooh, I hope she has some kitty photos!"

And you look pretty cute yourself knitting away!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I was supposed to go see the Harlot, but didn't make it...I live near Worc, MA....and it was a bit of a drive for me...next time......

Enjoy your wheel and you new yarn for the stash......I hope to get to Newbury yarn one of these days!

Blogless Diane

turtlegirl76 said...

They're so cute! It's the cuteness that makes up for the physical damage doesn't it?

fleegle said...

Just adorable!

And those who are on a stringent yarn diet have been saying unkind things about me for mentioning Yubina.

schrodinger said...

They look so cute cuddled up together by the computer!

Rachel said...

Aw, such sweet kitties! I love the picture of Morgana going nuts with the green thing a few posts back.
My kitty just an hour ago decided to use my bare leg as a ladder to get from the floor to the back of the couch. Ouchy. I've had her for 7 years, apparently untrainable. Our other cat is very careful with his claws.

Rain said...

Those two are adorable.

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

They are too cute!! Hmmm...better keep those addis away from them though! I love how they snuggle next to each other! The doggies do that to and its my favorite :)

Rebel said...

wow - the kitties are already looking bigger! They are so cute!

maryannlucy said...

Aww - pretty kitties....mine love a good chew on my addis, and a good suck on Noro too - very naughty. So I am just snatching knitting time when they are asleep.

Bobbi said...

looks like they're adapting well. Lets hope they grow out of the chewing on needles phase! :)

Maureen said...

My sister's dog was similar to the kitties. He wanted to be in your lap and chewing on whatever you were doing. Hope they get over that soon so you can get back to your knitting!

Sarah said...

Awwwwwwww, they're adorable. I love cuddling kitten siblings!

Sorry about the issues with knitting around them though! They'll get better as they get older.