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First, don't do it.

Ir you find you absolutely must knit with a kitten, there are several things you might wish to consider:

Knit with a yarn that compliments the kitten's fur. This may seem like an odd suggestion, but it's true. Even if said kitten is not on your lap while you knit, you are covered in her fur, and it *will* find a way into your yarn. for example, if you have a white kitten and black yarn, you will have a grey project. It's absolutely true.

Only knit when the kitten is asleep, in another room, or on another planet. They do that, you know.

If she wakes and comes to find you, as she will, hopefully you will have invested in a good laser light, and you can make her chase it into another room where it will disappear, and leave her to hunt for the missing glowy-bug. This is best done if you have your chair set up with a straight shot into another room, so that you and your knitting may stay in place while she runs of chasing things.

She will, eventually, sit in your lap and purr, no matter what defences you might have set up. It's just how things are, really. When this happens, you have two choices: either set up your knitting for a time and pet her until she falls asleep, or develop boundless patience for having your needles moved about, chewed on, clawed at, and your thread chewed on. She really is just trying to help, you know, those needles are getting awfully close to stabbing you, and she is just trying to keep them in line, and not quite so likly to attack you, her beloved person. That thread gave her a funny look, and might well try to garrotte you, if it doesn't try to run away first. (See? there it goes. She was right after all!)

*applies to crochet, tatting, fingerloop braiding, netting, embroidery, and other assorted fibre arts as well.

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