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Username Post: Crocheting With Cats        (Topic#1453663)
Diva
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Since my shawl has gotten longer, turning it to do the next row is a mass effort:

First, move a cat.
Move next cat.
Move first cat again.
Move kitten.
Move second cat.
Move first cat and try to turn some of the shawl real fast.
Remove kitten from the end of the yarn.
Try to turn shawl.
Remove crochet hook from kitten.
Untangle yarn from first cat.
Move first cat off end of shawl.
Move second cat off chest and face.
Redo the half-row that the kitten has unraveled.
Remove yarn ball from kitten.
Try to turn shawl.
Untangle first cat's paws from the holes in the shawl.
Take yarn end away from second cat that's gnawing and drooling on it.
Try to dry yarn.
Decide slobber is love, and ignore it.
Take crochet hook away from kitten.
Give up and work on next row with the shawl twisted, one cat sitting on head, the yarn ball in possession of the kitten, and the shawl pinned down by fat cat.
Give up and read a book.
Remove cat from book.
Remove second cat from chest.
Take bookmark away from kitten.
Surrender and go to bed.


 
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raymondmom
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Going to bed with cats in the house:

1. Remove first cat from between the sheets.
2. Remove second cat that is massaging your back:

Massage
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ChrisV
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We have two new babies in our house. I sure can relate to this LOL
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Diva
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The kitten is a total stinker. He gets into EVERYTHING. I finally had to hide all my paintbrushes, because he kept stealing them off my desk! He gets into EVERYTHING. The most curious -- and persistent -- kitten we've ever had.

I'm glad the two that are mine are just lazy Mama's boys.


 
TonyaB
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We did kitten sitting over Christmas this sounds so familar.


 
Diva
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Every Single Night, we repeat this scenario. I try to limit the amount of time I work, so that I don't end up with tendonitis again, but every night, it's the same routine. At least the cats help me keep up my attempts to work slowly on this!


 
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firediva
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firediva
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this very same problem is why i can only knit at work!!


 
Gelidy Gelato
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Wish I could type more but I have a keyboard issue at the moment and I can't find my mouse.


 
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Diva
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... boy, ain't THAT a familiar sight!


 
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  • Gelidy Gelato Said:
Wish I could type more but I have a keyboard issue at the moment and I can't find my mouse.




That picture is too cute! I know about trying to knit or crotchet with cats in the house. I have two and they would sit on either side of me and bat at the needle(s) and play with the yarn. All my homemade sweaters had "extra natural fibers" knitted into them.


 
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awww man, I can so relate! I have one cat that likes to jump into my knitting bag and bats at the needles. The other cat likes to chomp on the yarn. I have a ton of natural fibers embedded into my knitting as well! LOL. Gotta love though...the definitely keep things interesting.


 
Diva
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... I tell ya, nothing knitted or crocheted in this house escapes without extra 'natural fibers' worked in.


 
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my day goes about the same way:

wake up in morning find furball
clean furball
sign into work
take cat off of keyboard
then try to sign into work again.
block cat from going on keyboard again.
cat pushes his way to rub himself on my face
dog notices
dog gets jealous
dog starts jumping up on lap
cat runs away aggravated
go out to kitchen to get something to drink
yell at cat sitting on the kitchen table
all of a sudden all the cats run to the kitchen thinking its time to eat

all this before caffeine has even entered my system. uugghh...it gets worse throughout the day. Bedtime is the best, its a mini parade all the way to my room, i stand in the living and do a role call; and then they line up and march off into my room the dog in the lead with the cats following!! lol


 
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LOL @ miniparade



 
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LOL!!


 
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Thank heavens I don't have the keyboard problem! ROFL Mr.B, about 20 lbs. or so of solid black fur is lying on the sofa by my left thigh right now but he's never tried laying on the keyboard though he has stepped on it a couple of times. Strangely enough he doesn't bother me when I crochet but Little Boy, my DD's kitten who's about 8 mo. old, loves to try and play with my yarn while I'm trying to crochet. Drives me nuts sometimes until I finally swat him on his hiney and run him off.


 
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In response to moodymolly

how cute. i can certainly relate. i am usually trying to pick off cat hair from my work.


 
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