Kitties and Knitters (plus a giveaway!)

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We hang our heads in shame.

Yesterday (October 29th) was National Cat Day and we completely missed it. I would normally take any opportunity to yak about kitties – either about my own or the cats & kittens I hang out with when I volunteer at Pixie Project.

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My kitty Rorschach, surrounded by yarn.

Well even if it is a few days late, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite kitty related crafty things anyway!

So it’s pretty obvious I was really excited about our new little design that Heidi created – the Yarn Kittens!

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We have these little kitties on buttons, tote bags & project bags and they are just adorable.  I am currently wearing my kitty button at work today in fact!

Another kitty project I’ve probably mentioned before is Angela Modzelewski’s adorable Kitty Cat Hat & Mitts.  I just love it – I even made a set for my niece a year or so ago. It might be a little late for your Halloween costume but I think these are adorable for any time of year.

Finally, we have a couple of adorable books for serious cat lovers – Knitted Cats & Kittens by Sue Stratford and Knit Your Own Cat by Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne.

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Both of these books are sweet & funny – perfect (or maybe purrrrrfect) for all cat lovers or, especially this time of year, gift ideas for any kitty lover on your list.  I love making little toys so, in flipping through these books, I’ve earmarked several I want to cast on immediately.

In fact, I have an extra copy of each of these books that I would love to give away to a fellow kitty lover.  Leave a comment on this blog post, telling me about your kitty (or if you don’t have one, a favorite cat you know).  I’ll randomly draw 2 winners who will each win one of these books!

Rules: One entry per person. Must have a US or Canada mailing address. No purchase necessary. All comments must be posted on THIS blog post. Comments on other blog posts or on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Ravelry, etc.) will not be valid for this contest. We will close the comments at 7am PST November 4th) and select a winner soon after!

As a note, don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away – because of not-very-nice spammers that slip through our filters, we need to approve each comment. So there might be delay, especially over the weekend – but don’t worry, we’ll get your entry!


1289 comments

  1. Sarah Smith / November 4, 2013

    I have two cats: Felicity, who has brought me so much happiness for 11 years now, and my playful young ragdoll, Frankie, named after Sinatra because of his striking blue eyes. They love to “assist” me when I’m knitting. One cat is black, one is white/gray/brown multicolored, so their hairy remembrances are with me wherever I go. 🙂 There is nothing better than a warm purring cat nearby while knitting on a chilly evening.

  2. Marilyn / November 4, 2013

    These books are so cool. I currently have 5 indoor cats in my household and 3 outside cats. At one time we had up to 20 cats that lived outside at our home. With getting the females spayed the population has decreased but we still have a few that call our place home.

  3. Karen Webb / November 4, 2013

    Love kitties and have had many in the past. Right now I’m kitty-less but enjoy making toys for all the kitties that make my friends’ lives better.

  4. Nikki Pacheco Theard / November 3, 2013

    I adore your knit kittens and cat pattern books!

  5. Anika Cristwell / November 3, 2013

    My first cat, Beast, was a castoff. In fact, when my pet-crazed college roomie first carried her into our apartment, I said, “Turn back around and put that raggedy thing back where you found it!”
    I know, that sounds cold-hearted. But, please understand that, not far from our building, stood the Blacksburg Public Library, the environs of which were infested with the largest colony of feral cats I can imagine a municipality tolerating with equanimity. Every few months, a new litter of weirdo kitten inbreds cropped up–and my roommate (I’ll call her K) always sighed and expressed her longing for one. Our building charged a ridiculous nonrefundable deposit–and an increased rent–for pets. I was too poor to indulge my own love of animals, but K was from a high-income/low-restraint family, and had zero talent for self-denial. She was my friend, so I played the bad guy and told her NO! whenever her impulsiveness led her to, well, violate the terms of our lease.
    HOWEVER, this tiny, emaciated kitten with the huge eyes, delicate build, and sleek coat wasn’t a library specimen. Nope.
    Long Story Short:

    Leon’s Grandmother used to feed all the neighborhood strays in her North Carolina town. She died, the food stopped coming, so the cats stopped coming. Except one. This starving wee beauty, who Leon spotted in the bushes at his gran’s wake. He was smitten, took her back to college, and discovered that his snooty apartment complex would not allow any pets, for any reason, ever. So, would K be a pal and look after the wee one if he paid all the vet bills, etc.? You bet your ask she would!
    Problem? Yep! The kitten (her ribs showed, so we called her Kate Moss, at first) kept trying to stalk and kill my 3 room mates. I mean, she tried really hard! She went after me once, clawed my ankle, and ran in terror as I swore and chased her. She did not renew her attempts to hunt me.

    I called her Beast. She deferred to me, and kept trying to sneak into my room. We fed her premium kitten food, and her coat developed this obscenely silk hand. She was chatty and goofy. One day, she slipped into my room while I was napping, so I woke up with this little 4-pound motor purring by my head. It was nice. She followed me around the house, and waited by the door when I was away. Leon relinquished his claim on her, since the lady had made her choice.
    Beast and I had 13 years together, which isn’t too bad. She’s buried in a wooded park, beside a path overlooking the Minnesota River. Note: you’re not supposed to bury pets in city parks. Beast would be pleased to know that, once again, she’d managed to get somewhere she wasn’t allowed.
    Man, I just realized my comment is more of a treatise! Sorry, but, Beast was quite a lot of cat. Although she only weighed 6 pounds at her largest, she had a magical and mighty soul.

  6. Alice Wasney / November 3, 2013

    The kitten my daughter rescued grew up to come live with us, bringing along three surprise kittens. Two of the kittens have found other homes (one of them with my other daughter), but Mama cat and the remaining kitty are still here, teaching my husband that he really does like cats, after all.

  7. Linda Harrower / November 3, 2013

    My kitty Mischief loved to sit on my lap when I knitted, if I sat, she was on my lap. I finally retired in February , and sadly, she got sick, she was very old , and had to be put to sleep. It was the saddest time of my life, and I miss her very much, especially when I knit.
    Thanks,
    Linda

  8. Shanndon Bradley / November 3, 2013

    Taz and Mojo helps me knitting. I make them balls all th time for them to play with. I would like to be able to make thm something else for them to use!

  9. Holly Clemens / November 3, 2013

    I have 2 great cats, however one of them thinks he’s a ferocious dog. both of them love it when I knit. They take it as their cue to play with me and my yarn.

  10. Virginia MacLean / November 3, 2013

    What neat books! A knitted kitty would almost be as much fun as a real one.

  11. Jamie Walcott / November 3, 2013

    My favorite cat is my 13 yo daughter ‘Kat”/Katherine. I like to knit cat things for her. I’m allergic to felines so I have to love them this way.

  12. Penny / November 3, 2013

    My biggie girlie kitty Solara would dearly love to have a knitted playmate and maybe even a small one with some catnip in it. AND I love the kitty paw fingerless mitts; How darling are they. I am very pleased my Solara allows me to reside with her and take care of her.

  13. Nicole / November 3, 2013

    My cats are my favorite children some days! Shhhh don’t tell my 4 other kids 😉

  14. Linda Zick / November 3, 2013

    George and I presently have two adorable cats–Glennie is a 13 year old calico, and Sophie is a one year old brindle. Both of the girls have “dropped” into our family; they found us, and we couldn’t be more blessed by their presence. In short, they make our little family purrrrfect.

  15. Raven Montgomery / November 3, 2013

    We have pretty much always had kitties. Currently the family cat was chosen by my son or as is their way, it was the other way around.

    He is one of the most friendly and personable cats I have ever known. He is black and white and very large, but not at all fat. He came with the name Marlin, but this evolved into Merlin.

    The strangest thing about him, other than all the comments we get from strangers about his size and temperment, is that he likes to have his belly, from his chest all the way down, rubbed more than any cat I have ever known. He will lie down on his back like humans do and stretch his legs down to facilitate reaching all of his belly.

  16. Kathleen Wallace / November 3, 2013

    Can you really knit a cat? I have a friend who needs one, since she can’t have a real one right now.

  17. Vivian L / November 3, 2013

    I share living space with 2 black cats: a rather well behaved female couch potato who pretty much ignores yarnies unless shiny-sparkly bits are involved, & a hyper, into-everything male who’s apt to gnaw on needles or dig into yarn if it’s left exposed. Keeps life interesting!

  18. Jerri / November 3, 2013

    I was recently adopted by a cat, so in honor of Whispurr I would like to enter this give-away contest. Thanks.

  19. Linda Ecklund / November 3, 2013

    I have 3 kitties, Choclat, Shashiko, and Gladys. Gladys was a feral barn ct and she just moved in for the winter. Choclat is the sitting knitting kitty – all of them love to sleep on any new afghan or throw I make.

  20. MaryFran / November 3, 2013

    I grew up with a beautiful black cat named Ebony. She was an attack cat, and hated anyone who came to the house. But she loved to snuggle and sleep with me!

  21. Melanie / November 3, 2013

    I’ve had many cats but am now married to a cat owner who owns (or is owned by?) a very single cat. Tiana is not happy when around other animals, though she has learned to tolerate our (human) newborn. It took her almost eight months (so throughout the majority of my pregnancy) to learn to like me, and then I had the gall to bring another creature (my baby, lol) into the picture. She was not happy with us for several weeks. Poor thing! Now that we are to move to Japan soon (from the U.S.) thanks to my husband’s job, we have to decide what to do with her. 🙁

  22. Marie Mingus / November 3, 2013

    My Kittens love Yarn so much, that they attack it, even through heavy, zippered plastic bags!!

  23. Cindy / November 3, 2013

    I love my kitties! When my Dacman (R.I.P) laid next to me, I could knit and he wouldn’t even mess with my yarn!

  24. gioia graham / November 3, 2013

    Ihave a black persian cat 14 years old named casey tool. I have had him since he was months old. I lost his brother murphy mcshea when he was 12 years old . casey is so loveable and real confort to me. I am 79 years old and lost my husband 3 years ago. he alsoloved cats as you can see our email address wgcats@aol.com. would love to have cat pattern book. thanks

  25. Candy Cosner / November 3, 2013

    I would love to make these for my friend’s kids (and for me…). I love knitpicks!

  26. Gina / November 3, 2013

    These books look wonderful! I’ve actually got the “how to knit a cat” on my amazon wishlist.

    My fiance and I have 7 cats right now – I know, crazy! We had one, then took in a straw – who was pregnant and gave us 4 black babies (which we couldn’t find homes for and ended up keeping), and we’ve just recently taken in another black stray kitty, who has 6 “toes” on each of his front paws! It’s a bit of a madhouse, but we love them all. I do have to be careful not to leave yarn out where the cats can get at it, so everything gets locked away in plastic bags and totes. Gotta keep the kitties safe!

    Hope I win these books – I’ve been wanting to start making toys, though I’m still working on mastering the double pointed needles. I’ve made a few pairs of socks now, but on a large circular. Those DPNs really turn me into a butterfingers!!

  27. Linda / November 3, 2013

    I love cats. I’ve been must have rescued about 15 over the years. Ones that were sick, stray, or about to be euthanized. I couldn’t imagine my life without them.
    My present kitty is Sugar. She’s all white with blue eyes and was found in the streets in nyc. She is the most loving little thing. She gives me kisses when I ask, sits on my shoulder as she is very petite and she fetches when I throw her mousey. I’d just love to get the cat sand kittens book as I just started to get into knitting. But I’d be happy with either one.

  28. Tammi Hackley / November 3, 2013

    Love the kitty patterns. Thanks

  29. Teri Landauer / November 3, 2013

    Our adorable ginger colored calico Jigg is sitting with arms perched over my arm now, helping me type. She loves to sit stretched out on my lap, and is the only people-friendly cat that’s ever graced us with her (or his) presence. She is the 11th cat that has decided our house is worthy to be called home, and adopted us as soon as she moved into the neighborhood. Life is never boring with a cat around!

  30. Carol Majahad / November 3, 2013

    I bought my daughter the Knit Your Own Cat for Christmas last year. At 17, she had done a lot of knitting but had never followed an actual pattern–this book motivated her to learn how. Many kitties later, she still receives requests for these little masterpieces for gifts. As for our real kitty, Sterling, she loves knitted cat toys better than any commercial item and often “chooses” the yarn while I am knitting another project.

  31. Annie Thompson / November 3, 2013

    I’ve been a cat person my whole life. Currently, we have two; Oscar the golden tabby, and Fawkes the white and grey monster. Oscar is very sweet and affectionate, very attached to me. Fawkes is much more independent and his hobbies include meowing demandingly and chasing the much larger dog around the house.

  32. Hilary Davison / November 3, 2013

    Having been forced to leave my red point Siamese , Paprika Valentine, ‘Rikki” for short,with my daughter in the UK when we emigrated to US I would love to make a replica but do not have a pattern to follow – this would be great!

  33. Novia / November 3, 2013

    Boomer, Scooby, and Stanley give it 3 paws up with their sincerest hugs and scratches.

  34. LauraL / November 3, 2013

    I have one indoor kitty and I’ve lost count of how many abandoned & feral cats that I provide with food and water. We had an electrical storm this summer, it took 4 days before we got our power turned back on. During that time I slept with my bedroom window open and the cats figured out where to find me at night- so now whenever the food or water dish is empty one of them gets on my window sill, scratches at the screen and demands that I get up and go fill it. And of course, I do.

  35. Susie Schmidt / November 3, 2013

    My little cat, Motor, used to help me knit… he would lie next to me and play with the yarn. He lived for almost 20 wonderful years. I’d love to knit myself a cat to resemble my Motor. 🙂

  36. Renelle Major / November 3, 2013

    I love cats 🙂

  37. Melissa Hammer / November 3, 2013

    I have two cats who love mischief! About a week ago I came home from a local yarn shop “knit night” and wasn’t feel ing well so I left my project bag sitting out on the kitchen table and went to bed. When I woke up in the morning my project was strewn throughout my kitchen, my living room, and down the steps into my hallway. Both cats looked at me with such pride. Gotta’ love ’em!

  38. Suzei Povlich / November 3, 2013

    I have never made little toys with knitting.. I have 4 little boys who would love to learn with me 🙂

  39. Phyllis Abell / November 3, 2013

    Knit your own cat has been on my wish list for sometime. Would love to knit one up.

  40. Barbara C / November 3, 2013

    I may have enough actual cat hair from our rescued kitties to knit a project from the book! lol

  41. Fran Albert / November 3, 2013

    Minnie is our creamy Himalayan cat. She was found filthy and half starved. She was so small we named her Minnie. Pumpkin, she just came up on our deck and jumped up in my lap.

  42. Sharon M2 / November 3, 2013

    I have 3 cats. So there’s always something going on: feed me, pet me, let me out, let me in!

  43. Grace F / November 3, 2013

    When I was a child, I had a cat named “Elvis”. He got the name because he was gorgeous and constantly ran from adoring fans. He wouldn’t let anyone else but me near him, but he would snuggle up to me and make me feel like I ruled the world.

  44. jacky / November 3, 2013

    oooooooo I hope I win a book

  45. Hind / November 3, 2013

    My kids have been asking for a cat, but we can’t get one at this time. Maybe a knitted cat will make them happy. Hope I win!

  46. Haley / November 2, 2013

    I have two kitties. A medium hair tabby named O’Malley who is almost 14 years old and loves everyone. Then I have 4 year old Cullen who is a solid black shorthair. I bottle fed him after his litter was found in a parking lot at 5 weeks old. He only likes me and is downright mean to everyone else.

  47. Nancy / November 2, 2013

    I currently have 10 cats that I call my own. Only 3 are allowed in the house. We live in the country so they all enjoy a safe outside area. I fill their bowls with dry food every morning. At night, whatever is left is eaten by the racoons, oppossums, skunks, and neighborhood dogs. One time we even had a turkey visit us.

  48. Shelley Nunemaker / November 2, 2013

    I own four feral cats. A mother and two kittens (now grown) and Ram, who was found under a coworker’s house. Ram is an over weight bully cat who nobody will play with. So, to entertain himself, he grabs his back legs and kicks himself in the head!! I need to knit him a cat that will be his friend for life. Won’t you help?

  49. Barbara Y / November 2, 2013

    My nickname is Cat and I would love one of these books. I can’t pick my favorite cat since all hold a special place in my heart. Even the ones who are a bit “tetchy”. I love their independent spirit and sense of curiosity.

  50. Shirley Gilmore / November 2, 2013

    My favorite cat was Stormy. He helped us keep the horses calm and was quite the man about the farm. He was a deep dark and stormy grey and had brilliant golden eyes. He was very independent and purred like thunder.

  51. Svetlana / November 2, 2013

    One of my kitties, Asya, share my passion for the nice yarn and play with any ball she can find. Off course, I let her play with, she is my crochet and knitting body.

  52. Dana / November 2, 2013

    I came home Halloween night and found a kitten stuck in my chicken area! I rescued her and gave her some loving and she drooled. I made her a quick home in my bathroom while answering the door for treaters, then after I brought her some fresh fish and water, I decided to network with the trick o treaters at my door: “Hey anyone know of a missing cat?” I repeated the question at least 100 times during the evening..then a very late trick or treater rang my bell and it was the cats owner –with relief all over his face! The cat was a new household member and a gift for his handicapped son! I loved having a cat again but my husband is allergic so maybe I can knit one!

  53. Ulli Meng / November 2, 2013

    How purrfect! A knitted kitty. After years of having pets, I finally had to commit to a pet-less existence as the new strata rules in the building I am moving into allow no pets.
    The upside- I won’t have to worry about my new sofa 🙂

  54. Sherry Neel / November 2, 2013

    My daughter and I rescued our cat from our backyard when her mother abandoned her. She was about 4 weeks old. My daughter wanted to name her “Grape.” We ended up naming her Darci, but Grape became her middle name. We love our Darci Grape!!

  55. Norma / November 2, 2013

    This sounds like the perfect project for the start of this years winter knitting season and a great way to have Spooky and Funny Face back in my life. I really miss those old cats.

  56. Mauricio / November 2, 2013

    I’m a dog person-cats, you can take them or leave them-but my furry little feline grandson is one cute and loving kitty!

  57. Bobbie Stevenson / November 2, 2013

    I have 3 kitties now. Our kitty Thunder, 30 days short of his 16th birthday passed away after his 2.5 yr battle with cancer. He was our black cat. His girlfriend is gray and white and just had her 16th birthday in Sept. Our Snowball today had her 14th birthday and our Sunny will be 11 April fools day next yr. We love all our kitties but we all miss Thunder so much. The books look so cute. Especially knitting your own kitty, think we would knit another Thunder so he would still be here with us. Happy Cat day to all.

  58. Erika / November 2, 2013

    My daughter’s cat is the cutest little cat-he comes (well looks anyway) to a wide variety of lovey nicknames-he’s our cutie little Universe-loved by the whole family-and he loves to ‘help’ people knit!

  59. Nini / November 2, 2013

    I am OBSSESED with my cat Bumblebee. He’s a 3 year old orange tabby that I got for my birthday. HE. IS. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love my cat like crazy.
    The End.

  60. Pam S / November 2, 2013

    What a great prize! I have adopted a cat and this would be awesome.

  61. Christine / November 2, 2013

    Our cat, Melvin, is very special. He’s one of those that people say about him “Well, I don’t really like cats, but this one’s pretty cool.” Friends often ask about him the way they would ask after a child or other relative living with us. He is friendly and has oodles of personality, which I’ve heard can be typical of Lynx Point Siamese. He often follows my husband across the street to the school where he works and waits for him to come home. He might like a woolly friend, at least one that doesn’t bark!

  62. Brandy / November 2, 2013

    My kitty is named Sam, he likes to help me knit by playing with the yarn!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  63. anna / November 2, 2013

    I love these patterns. Sounds like a pile of charity knitting to me!

  64. Judy Spears / November 2, 2013

    I have a very nice cat named Fancy who has been in our family for around 13 years. She looks a lot like the one on the cover of the Knit Your Own Cat book. I would love to have that book to knit her a companion. Thanks for the opportunity.

  65. Patricia Brinklow / November 2, 2013

    I have 2 black cats that love to pounce on my husband at all hours of the morning while he is sleeping. They also love to run around the apartment at 3am.

  66. Debbie / November 2, 2013

    I have 2 wonderful kitties – Mr. Bill, an 18-pound bundle of love who greats me at the door, and Pebbles, a silky calico who is very particular about who she approaches.

  67. Caeli / November 2, 2013

    I have two kitties- a big sweet boy and a coy little girl. Their names are Sox and Shooz. Wouldn’t trade them for the world no matter how many times a day I have to clean up their vomit lol.

  68. louisa halmi / November 2, 2013

    My kitties love to carry my yarn balls around the house. I’m so glad your project bags have zipper tops to keep my work safe. They are fascinated by the yarn swift and try to help! I’d love to make them companions from yarn.

  69. Sallyanne McLaughlin / November 2, 2013

    I have always had pets. Until recently, that is. I moved in with my wonderful wonderful Mom a lil while ago, & she is not, nor ever was an animal person. If I could just knit a few pets, then everyone would be purrrrrfectly blissful !!

  70. Vicky B / November 2, 2013

    I have four wonderful cats. Rocky is my baby, but a big baby. He runs the house, and horns anyone out of his way if he doesn’t. He has a heart on his chest. His brother is Rabbit alias Fat Cat, because he is a big! cat. He has these big owl eyes, and is real shy and gets his feelings hurt easily. My son’s two cats, Riley, who I call Catfish Riley because he has huge whiskers, He’s a typical yellow striped cat, but big, he’s really sensitve. And the Shadow, a prussian blue, who is very intelligent and is into everything you are, and he’s a pack rat, runs off with my needles, yarn, and anything else not nailed down. And let’s not forget the neighborhood cats, Bruiser, he walks like he’s all muscle, and has a black nose and is black and white. Baby, a brown calico, and lives next door but eats here too. And the ghost cat, poor cat looks like the cat from hades, long shaggy fur in a muted light yellow, in the dark looks like a ghost.

  71. Karen Goshen / November 2, 2013

    I have had 1, 2, or 3 cats all my adult life. In fact my e-mail address is made up of the first 4 letters of my (current) three cat’s names, Spencer, Callie, and Parker!.

  72. Molly / November 2, 2013

    I love cats and knitting!

  73. Karen Patterson / November 2, 2013

    My kitty, Saphira, is tolerant of her people. She’s a love bug when she wants to be, but is a pro at kitty aloofness. She has never tried to chew or play with my yarn though!

  74. Jane / November 2, 2013

    Kitties everywhere! That describes my sisters house. I would love to add a hand knit kitty to her collection.

  75. sylvie vallée / November 2, 2013

    I lost one of my cats recently….I know he would not mind if I knit one that looks like him…

    Miaoww gros minou…Je t’aimais bien….

  76. Deborah / November 2, 2013

    These are so cute. I never would have imagined knitting something like this.

  77. Tracy Shook / November 2, 2013

    I miss having a cat! I used to have an orange tabby named Ginger that would ALWAYS plop down in my lap, right on TOP of my yarn or needlework, or even a book if I was reading. She ALWAYS had only two kittens at a time, except for one litter, when she had only one female, named Pepper, because she was part Siamese, and looked like pepper, with points! Pepper grew up and had four kittens, and her mother, Ginger had a litter of two at the same time. Ginger would nurse Peppers kittens when Pepper decided she needed to go hunt! I can’t have a cat at the moment, because of where I live, but I sure miss those little balls of furry sweetness!

    • Tracy Shook / November 2, 2013

      I would love to try my hand at knitting one! I would love to make Ginger and Pepper in yarn sculptures, that would be such a grand memorial for my two departed sweet girls!

  78. Pat Parker / November 2, 2013

    Love Cats. Have a fantastic six toed little runt who is so lovable and just had a litter that has a cream hairless with large ears. Looks like a little yoda in cream. Grandkids would love Nana to knit up some cats!

  79. Sharon Smith / November 2, 2013

    I love my orange tabby Milo! He’s interested in my knitting, but doesn’t play (too much) with the yarn…he just sits/sleeps next to me to keep me company.

  80. Kathie / November 2, 2013

    Cats and knitting, my two favorite things. We have four fine boys ranging in age from 15 50 1, and all rescues. Two weeks ago, at our company meeting, our boss, a Virginia cat rescuer, was caring for four tiny kittens who had been vacinated too early for distemper. Three of the four died, but the fourth, a darling tiger calico, is a fighter and survived. We had to take her home. Now we have five.

    Cheers to the love of kitties and yarn!

    Kathie

  81. Laura / November 2, 2013

    My kitty companion is Horace Williams. He is orange-striped, sleek, long and slender. He loves gardening, knitting and spinning–the perfect companion! He would love to knit an image of himself.

  82. Patricia Schmidt / November 2, 2013

    I have 5 wonderful kitties and 1 furever dog and 1 foster dog at the moment. Each one of my kitties has a special place in my heart and a special story of how I got them. They like to play “totem pole” on mommy when she lays on the couch…is nice when it’s winter in Wisconsin as I get to stay all warm! I love all of my animals!

  83. Ashley / November 2, 2013

    I have two kitties, Loki and Orion – Orion is all lazy. He’s probably the most mellow cat I’ve ever met, but I swear he’s a dog trapped in a cat body. He’ll follow you around and loves to be played with, and is lazy enough that half the time I go looking for him, I usually find him sprawled out on his back in the middle of the living room floor. He’s pretty interested in ‘helping’ with my projects to the point where he’s more then happy to frog things for me, whether or not they need them.

    Loki is a bundle of nerves, but when he’s alone with me, he’s all love and fluff. He’s the kind of kitty that will head butt you in the morning and chatter with you at night, and loves to sit on the windowsill and chitter at birds and squirrels. Of course, should they get too close, he’s the first kitty hiding under the bed!

    I love my boys dearly and would never give them up. <3

  84. Susan Lefebvre / November 2, 2013

    I would so love these books! I am a huge kitty lover and KnitPicks rules!

  85. Eilene / November 2, 2013

    I used to have a mouser cat. She was a long-haired manx. Wonderful cat, she had no tail.

  86. Joyce / November 2, 2013

    My cat, Murray, always takes an interest in whatever is around to the point of knocking them over to better see. Hence I knit/crochet away from him.

  87. Julia / November 2, 2013

    I have a big black cat called Lucien. Today he is in disgrace because he stole my onion baguette. When I scooped him up to remove him from the kitchen he grabbed it with his claws and tried to take it with him! He’s a furry swine. He keeps my lap super warm while I’m knitting though 🙂

  88. Tanya Tracy / November 2, 2013

    How great that there is a National Cat Day! I love knitting and I love my cat Alvin, so I think these books are a great way to combine two loves. My husband and I are trying to find ways to get our 5 month old daughter to positively interact with Alvin. Seeing as he is a Turkish Van and the Knit Your Own Cat Book has a pattern for a Van, it would be a neat knit to teach her kind snuggling.

  89. Penny Schummer / November 2, 2013

    I once knitted A siamese for our Ali also siamese he loved his friend then
    our Krystal spilled juice on the fake ALAS he was not washable.we need A repacement.I need the book so I canmake A whole family of kitties

  90. Lou Ann Martin / November 2, 2013

    My retired brother volunteers at a cat shelter is a small community. He even brings the over flow cats to his house when needed. The shelter always needs funds. Would love to make some of these cats to donate to their fundraising efforts.

  91. Debra Forest / November 2, 2013

    My two kitties, Junior and Punkkin (better known as Punk because he is a little punk), would love to have knit kitties for friends.

  92. PJB / November 2, 2013

    I’m knitting things for our craft fair for charity and would love to knit a kitty for children’s presents.

  93. Cynthia Nurnberger / November 2, 2013

    My cat, Queenie, loves to watch me knit, loves to play with yarn and loves to sleep on everything I’ve knitted. Be sure to keep your kntting needles where your cat can’t chew on the tips of the needles. If she could, Queenie would drive my car!

  94. Betsey / November 2, 2013

    I have a sweet, beautiful kitty named Jemimah and we had a Siamese cat named Piper. He was my daughter’s constant companion during all her growing up years. She is on her own now and doesn’t want get her own cat till she is more settled. I think one of these knitted cats would be just thing, while she is waiting for her next whiskered companion.

  95. shelley krueger / November 2, 2013

    Cat has never touched my yarn but Kitty on the other hand will send a ball down three flights of stairs leaving a long tall trail. Lovely critters. I know, original names.

  96. Martha Montgomery / November 2, 2013

    I just knitted my grandson a teddy bear, but I think he needs a kitten, too. He loves my two cats and screams at the top of his lungs when he sees them (he’s 7 months).

  97. Sarah / November 2, 2013

    I have three kids who all love that I’ve taken up knitting. They have so much fun sitting on patterns, spiking balls of yarn, and grabbing needles during that particularly tricky section of lace.

  98. Amanda L / November 2, 2013

    I have 3 kitties, 2 of them were by their choice. I happened to find them both wandering outside as strays behind my work building, 2 years apart from each other. We had a joke at work that the neighborhood cats spread the news that there was a sucker there that would take them in. 🙂 They’re wonderful and I love them.

  99. Jane / November 2, 2013

    My 18 mo. old grandson is fascinated by my cat, but the cat won’t hold still for him. The knitted kind would!

  100. Rosemary Bashaw / November 2, 2013

    You make kittens look really cute. There is a gal that I work with that love cats. The fingerless gloves look so cute.

  101. Connie / November 2, 2013

    My kitty was rescued from a cardboard box on the street. She was there for a couple if days, and very scrawny when she came home with us. Her name is Snickers…she’s a spunky little creature! She’s 7 years old now and loves to snuggle. She loves to tug at my yarn when I’m knitting. I would enjoy receiving one of these cute books for my knitting library!

    I’m candlefun on Ravelry.

  102. Chris Sapyta / November 2, 2013

    My friend Jim’s cat, Memphis, was deep smokey gray. We called him “the Lion King,” because he was always lying around.

  103. Annemarie Cornell / November 2, 2013

    I have 2 cats one looks like the Chessie train system cat so she is named Chessie the other was found by a friend at work and I was talked into bringing her home Her name is Ana (for the Annoying and Anonymous Call Center at AT&T). They have many antics and keep me sane most days… other days they are the cause of insanity.

  104. Susi Faber / November 2, 2013

    Cats and yarn, what’s not to love!

  105. Mary / November 2, 2013

    Knitted kitties, who new? Just perfect. My kids (24,26, & 29) all love cats, me too naturally. I see knitted ones in their future.

  106. Roxanne Malloy / November 2, 2013

    My two cats would love for me to knit them a new friend that’s quiet, unlike the puppy that they are forced to live with now. Too cute!

  107. Roxanne Malloy / November 2, 2013

    Too cute! Would love to knit a companion cat for my two cats. Wonder if the book includes a pattern for a knitted hairball that my cats always seem to leave for me in the middle of the night?

  108. Donna U / November 2, 2013

    We had our cat for 18 years, he was great! I know other kitties and cat lovers who like to tell stories. Love the books!

  109. Susan Knorr / November 2, 2013

    My Norwegian Forest Cat, Thor, is the most affectionate cat I have ever know. When I was undergoing chemo last year, he spent all of his time on my bed, patting my cheeks with his soft, furry paws and sleeping with his front leg over my arm. I am all better now, and believe in the healing power of pets.

  110. Bredan Wayne / November 2, 2013

    My rescued cat, Lizzie, makes sure my needles are positioned just so when I return them to my knitting basket. She fusses until I place them the way she likes! She watches me knit all the time!

  111. Cindy / November 2, 2013

    I have three sweet boys: Magic, Monty, & Martin (all shelter cats). They’re the little loves of my life (besides my hubby, of course – but he gets it). They keep me company everyday, filling my life with all kinds of joy, excitement, love, and the occasional headache. 🙂 They’re very smart when it comes to my knitting. They know the difference between my string and theirs. They never tangle with my knitting. Such smart boys! Though, my youngest will let me know when it’s time to give the knitting a break by forcing his way onto my lap and pinning my hands down. He’s just a lovey ball of fluff!

  112. Tina oman / November 1, 2013

    My daughter and best friend would love a knitted cat that looks like theirs, and I could knit one for myself since I’m allergic to up the real kind!

  113. Vivien Soule / November 1, 2013

    I love all animals — especially cats — and I have had many, but not right now because of my housing situation.

  114. Diane / November 1, 2013

    I have a 5-month-old kitten named Yeah Toast. “Toast” because when he was found abandoned by the Dumpster, he went to the vet in an old toaster oven box as an emergency cat carrier. “Yeah Toast” because of the Heywood Banks song of the same name. I usually just call him Toast or Toaster. 🙂

    He’s an absolutely out-of-control-with-energy orange tabby kitten. He’s my first pet as an adult, and I love him to bits.

  115. Taine / November 1, 2013

    My cat is usually well behaved around my yarn, until I leave a few small balls out when I leave for work. Then, it gets unraveled all over every floor of our split level.

  116. CFields / November 1, 2013

    Ohh I KNOW two wonderful lovelies in my family who would (finally!) find a kitty to love under the Solstice tree this year…. 🙂 Fabulous books!

  117. Rose / November 1, 2013

    My aunt used to knit poodles, oodles of poodles. My grandfather used to ask, “When are you gonna make a cat?” Now that they have both passed away, maybe it’s my turn to make a cat.

  118. Joseph Aviles / November 1, 2013

    Eight cats are not enough, I need to fill the color gaps with some from your book!

  119. Diane / November 1, 2013

    a cat on your lap and knitting just go together.

  120. Christy / November 1, 2013

    I have three cats!! We named them all after cartoon/comic book villains. We have a ginger colored Mainecoon Siamese cross named Devastator (after the Transformer), a tortie tab named Harley Quinn (after Joker’s girlfriend from Batman) and we also have a little tuxedo tab named Isis (after Catwoman’s cat from Batman)!

  121. Nancy / November 1, 2013

    Who wouldn’t love a maintenance free kitty?

  122. Linda R / November 1, 2013

    My Aunt Irene is the cat lover in my family and I am always trying to knit something different for her – this book would give me many many months of knitting – christmas, birthdays and of course National Cat Day ……

  123. Belinda / November 1, 2013

    Although I am a beginner in knitting, would love to win the kitty book.

  124. Tina R / November 1, 2013

    My cat, Molly, loves knitting so much that I have to wait until she’s sleeping to get anything done.

  125. Nienke / November 1, 2013

    My 18month old niece came to visit us a few months back (she lives on the other side of the Ocean). She became bff with our cats and when we’re skyping she always asks in her own litte language if she can see the cats on the webcam. Incredibly that she’s able to understand that the world she sees on webcam is the same as the one she visited irl. I’d love to knit her a cat :).

  126. Alkira / November 1, 2013

    Meow meow I’ll love to have more kitties around me.

  127. Cindy Allen / November 1, 2013

    I actually currently have 3 cats, Leo (Dr. Leonhart Speckles – named after my daughter’s video game hero), a white and black male who is about 10 years old and is the only survivor of a group of kittens rescued from under a trailer, Maddie (Madagascar – named after a different daughter’s safe return from a trip volunteering at an orphanage in Madagascar) a calico tabby female who is about 7 years old, and Fry (named after my husband’s favorite cartoon character on Futurama) who is a 4-year-old orange tabby who was found as a 4-week old kitten on a farm, trapped by baling wire on a round bale of hay on a farm and rescued by a farm worker who gave him to us because he knew we loved kitties. They each have very different personalities, and we love them all.,

  128. Amanda / November 1, 2013

    My cat is usually very well-behaved around my yarn, but when I bring home minimally processed yarn or roving she smells sheep and goes crazy for the fiber! I have to hide it very carefully.

  129. Christine L. / November 1, 2013

    Wonderful! My granddaughter has allergies and a knitted one from your book will be the only kind she can have. Thank you.

  130. Traci Kennedy / November 1, 2013

    I would love either of these kitty books, my youngest adores cats, but our dogs would not be a good mix. This would be perfect under the tree (the finished object I mean!)

  131. Ginger Shirley / November 1, 2013

    How adorable!! I, like all the other cat lovers who have left comments, would LOVE to be one of the lucky names drawn! As I speak, I have two of my babies, Max and Sheldon, curled up on or beside me on the couch. Each of my boys have another of our wonderful adopted kitty cats on their laps in the recliners (Christy and Bella Lou Who) while Princess Midnight and Penny crash in a moving box. Family night on Fridays is fabulous with all 6 of our furry kids watching TV with us!!

  132. LeAnn / November 1, 2013

    I’ll need extra-big skeins to knit our two “kitties”: Mittens weighs 17 lbs and is only a little tubby; Simba tips the scales at 21 lbs with his manly little tummy!

  133. Joan / November 1, 2013

    I would love the knit your kitty book as I have a kitty and i have the knit your dog book to knit my greyhounds.

  134. Barbara B. / November 1, 2013

    Our kitty is such a sweetie. She loves to visit with me. Every question that I ask her, she answers. I would love to knit a cat that looks like her. She is a gray tabby and her name is Princess. She was a foundling that we rescued when she was only 5 weeks old. She was nearly starved to death but she is healthy and active at 11 years of age now.

  135. Nancy Swift / November 1, 2013

    My cat, Scarlett, is very independent, but whenever I have a migraine, she is always right at my side, or to be exact, on my side! If I lay down on my side while having a migraine, Scarlett curls up next to my heart ♥. If I lay on my back, she climbs into my ‘lap’ and sleeps there. She is so special, I would love to recreate her in yarn. (P.S. Scarlett is solid black with gorgeous green eyes – like Scarlet O’Hara!)

  136. Sheila / November 1, 2013

    My kitties name is Corky. He is a Bengal tiger breed and thinks he is a person!! He loves to sit on my lap while I am knitting.

  137. Elizabeth Spragins / November 1, 2013

    My kitty Samantha is a serious yarn lover. She has outstanding taste and likes to dive into my yarn basket and extract the most expensive skein, which she proceeds to carry around in her mouth. We moved recently, and she has been “helping” with the unpacking by raiding boxes and dragging skeins of yarn to the bedroom. Maybe she is hinting that she wants me to knit her a sweater for Christmas?

  138. Ellen Last / November 1, 2013

    My cat JoJo loves to play with my yarn. Not sure how she would respond to knitted kitties but I’d love to find out!

  139. susan c. / November 1, 2013

    Both my cats passed away this year and I miss them terribly.

  140. Danette / November 1, 2013

    I would love to have these books. what fun it would be to knit a few cats!

  141. Carole / November 1, 2013

    When I met my husband, I did not like cats and he had one that he insisted join our family. I would knit or crochet every night while the cat crossed my lap constantly so I would notice her. Finally I put my needlework down, began petting the cat and from then on, she belonged to me and I loved her dearly and I miss her terribly.

  142. Brittany / November 1, 2013

    I love kittens and cats! I call them min-mins:)

  143. Phyllis M Salisbury / November 1, 2013

    Our two kitties ( both rescue cats) are 13 and 5 yrs. old. Hank and Bunny travel with us in our motorhome everywhere we go. Our four boys are grown and now our kitties are our new children.

  144. Lori Uvaas / November 1, 2013

    In history cats have long been thought to bring good luck and prosperity. I knit money kitties. A little kitty shaped coin purse. I’m sure You have heard the saying “put your money in the kitty”

  145. Joanna / November 1, 2013

    I had two great cats growing up, but I have to explain Meower. That cat had a sleeping position to match every one of mine, and he would hop in the shower with me all time time for some reason. My favorite memory of him though was when I was laying on the couch and whispered “cat”, out of the abyss of the house my cat ran towards me coo-ing. We sadly had to put him down two years ago and I miss him dearly.

  146. Isabel Fougere / November 1, 2013

    My boys would love customized kitties. And I would love a kitty that would always cuddle at bed time – mine usually come to bed later…

  147. Laura G / November 1, 2013

    My daughter loves cats and is just learning to crochet & knit. This would be purrfect for her!

  148. Cara / November 1, 2013

    I’ve been eyeing those knit-a-cat books!
    I currently have a cat that loooooves hugs, but is also a major hunter.

  149. Wendy W / November 1, 2013

    We have 4 cats at home, and each is their own special personality. Our black and white greets me at the top of the stairs every day when I come home from work. They’re all so sweet, but in their own ways. Our kitten shows us her love by biting us (she’s a feral rescue). I would love to be able to knit up little replicas of each of them!

  150. Michelle / November 1, 2013

    Aww, so cute! I don’t have a kitty, but I adore the kitties that all our friends have.

  151. Kadie / November 1, 2013

    My favorite cat will always be my very first cat Oreo. She was a tuxedo cat that my dad and I saved from a rescue center. She was such a sweet cat and had a personality of her own. Oreo loved playing fetch with cat nip mice and waking me up in the morning by sticking her nose in my eye. Oreo has been gone for 4 years now but I miss her and think of her all the time, lucky for me Oreo still visits me in my dreams.

  152. Judi Van Blargan / November 1, 2013

    My cat’s name is Pyewacket, Pye for Short. He is named after the cat in an old Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novack Movie, Bell, Book and Candle. The cat won the Patsy Award, an animal Academy Award, in 1959.

  153. priscilla romero / November 1, 2013

    My daughters and my granddaughter can’t have cats. So there is a lot of stuffed animals. They can’t hold a candle to the knitted one you show. I would love to knit a cat for each of them. Your patterns rock!! Bonus is, no litter boxes to clean.

  154. Kathy Cook / November 1, 2013

    I would love to have these books for my sister for Christmas. I am knitting up the Carter Cat pattern I bought for you and the books would be perfect with him!

  155. Ann / November 1, 2013

    I volunteer at a cat shelter and these projects would make great gifts for fellow cat peeps.

  156. Karen Martinez / November 1, 2013

    Love cats! We’re up to our eyeballs in dogs right now, but would be more than happy to make room for some more kitties! Good luck to all who enter!

  157. lynda Joy Brennum / November 1, 2013

    I could knit kats and needle felt dogs! Loving the 2 books and the yarn bag… I plan to order “Little felted animals”. Would love to knit cats for all my feline friends! This message was cat approved by Meme’ and Gabby!! 2 paws up…

  158. Carolyn / November 1, 2013

    George is my MIL’s cat. He is a big fat white & grey tom. He likes to get on his cat tree and hang his head off backwards so he can see the world upside down,

  159. Natalie / November 1, 2013

    We rescued two kitties in April of this year. My two darling daughters LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Sugar and Sonya. The cats are brother and sister respectively and are so funny. Sugar is the big brother and protective. Sonya is an amazing acrobat. I know that she will teach some of her tricks to big brother. It is soooooo adorable to see the 2 girls and the 2 kitties curled up together enjoying great books!

  160. Paula / November 1, 2013

    We have spent the past 26 years sharing our life with cats. Buster & Calvin love to help me knit, so I know that they would love for me to be able to knit them a new friend! Thank you for the opportunity to make my cats happy!

  161. Pat Dressler / November 1, 2013

    I grew up with cats, but instead have a ShihTzu dog, Sasha. However, my knitting friend/instructor (Keeta) has a really cute rescue cat named Greta who is very sweet. She was shy at first meeting, but now even sits on the couch with me when I visit. So I get to enjoy my “cat friendship” whenever I have a knitting lesson or just visiting my friend. If I’m fortunate enough to win, I’ll be giving the book to my special friend.

  162. Linnea Wright / November 1, 2013

    I love all kitties! Have knit a few, and rats stuffed with catnip for my cats.

  163. Kathy Carlton / November 1, 2013

    I do not own a cat,
    and let me say, I’m sorry about that,
    however, I would like to sit and sit and sit,
    and a cat or kittie I would love to knit!
    My family has had cats in the past. Currently I have Maggie, the Shih Tzu, and my brother has two cats, Ollie and Sammi. Cats are funny because they are so unpredictable. Still haven’t figured how they get into those tine spaces they hid in!

  164. Sharon Watkins / November 1, 2013

    I share my home with a clowder of three blue-eyed cats: Liz, a.k.a. Lizardbreath, the Empress Elizabeth or Madame Krankenstein, who is a 14-year-old grande dame; Chevy, a.k.a. Weinie Whiskers, who is a 5-year-old Tommie; and Silverman, a.k.a. Tidy Cat, who is a 2-ish-year-old Yeti tomcat with feet the width of three of my fingers. They are all mixed breeds with tabby points in various shades of grey, white, cream and brown. The baby, Silverman, is the largest at 15 pounds and still growing into his big feet.

  165. Kathy Carlton / November 1, 2013

    I do not own a cat,
    and I can say, I’m sorry about that,
    However, I would like to sit and sit and sit

  166. R.Joan Summey / November 1, 2013

    I’ve knitted mice and crocheted horses so I would love to knit my own kitties since we have lost both of our loving kitties: Frosty the white one who left white hair on my black clothes and Shadow who used to leave black hair on my white and light colored clothes. always a mark of affection!

  167. faith / November 1, 2013

    my owner is Pye Wacket a blue point Tonkenese. She lets me know when I come home that I have been gone toooo long and she is in need of a lap with yarn in it ASAP or someone may get hurt! She start life as a stray and now shops in my stash I have caught her on tape doing this…….

  168. Kathy Carlton / November 1, 2013

    I do not have a cat
    I’m so sorry about that!
    But, i can tell you this,

  169. Eileen Sharkey / November 1, 2013

    Tualha needs to be knitted – with coal black, silky yarn. She tolerates me because I know how to open cat food cans!

  170. Mary in Indy / November 1, 2013

    Here kitty, kitty, kitty. Come to Mary.

  171. Stephanie Fujimoto / November 1, 2013

    Kitty cat books yay!!

  172. Laurie / November 1, 2013

    I had two black and white cats when I was a kid — Hoover and Puff!

  173. Renee Sousa / November 1, 2013

    My kitty story is about Twinkie. She came to me with her 2 brothers at the age of about 2 hours, yes hours old. I am a veterinary technician and a client found them near their house as an exterminator was treating their foundation for pests.
    They were orphaned and cold. I went about warming them and getting nourishment into them via a feeding tube into the stomach.
    Sadly, Twinkie’s two brothers did not live beyond three days.
    Twinkie however did well and was a real fighter.
    She is now 13 weeks old and thriving!
    She came with me every day to work until last week. She can now stay home and run the house while I’m at work, haha.
    The only problem, everyone at work has a Twinkie addiction since they also were involved in her care and cheered her on.
    She is such a delight. Our whole family loves Twinkie! We are also addicts!!!

  174. sandra hammons / November 1, 2013

    My owner-a beautiful soft long haired black cat- would love for me to knit her a friend.

  175. Jo / November 1, 2013

    Tommy used to look both ways before he crossed the street.

  176. Christine / November 1, 2013

    A cat with no litter box – what could be more perfect?

  177. Cheryl P / November 1, 2013

    I have 3 wonderful cats. Each one of them says Mama and one still curls up with me to sleep with his nose in my ear. So relaxing to hear his purr as he lulls me back to sleep!

  178. Ruthanna Baker / November 1, 2013

    I do not own a cat myself, but I have always wanted one(or two or…..). I have a friend who has a very interesting cat. The cats name is flower because she looks like the skunk in the movie Bambi.

  179. Dallas Dotter / November 1, 2013

    Being a teacher I am always looking to learn new techniques or to be challenged. I also have two cats I would love to immortalize in yarn. My big boys Boo (named after Boo-Boo kitty from Laverne and Shirley), and Gus named after a canary.(no, he didn’t eat him).

  180. random Cindy / November 1, 2013

    We are a household of kitty lovers! We have two cats, Duke, orange and white, and Lila, a sleek tuxedo. My 8yo was a leopard for Halloween and my 2yo was a lion cub! I love the realistic looking knitted kitties. I have only tried cute looking sewn or crocheted kitties in the past. And Rorschach is an awesome name for your cat by the way!

  181. Sibyl Seachrist / November 1, 2013

    I was just remembering when Pumpkin our female tiger came to live with us. The previous owner thought she was a male and so I was hesitant to take her, but my then three year old now twelve year old wanted her so much and he still is very attached. She is a social cuddly love who crawls up on your lap and stays with you when you are blue or not well and she loves to play although she is mellowing as she matures. Anyway we got her on Halloween so we decided to call her Pumpkin. I was initially partial to Bonnie Raitt because I am such a fan.
    My mom is a cat fan too and has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so when I saw your books I thought I should knit her a cat. I wish I had thought of it sooner because today is her birthday. Anyway it was great to see your blog and thanks for spurring all this memory on!

  182. Agathe Fommarty / November 1, 2013

    I would love to knit a cat ! I am moving places at lot because of my studies, and I miss my cats so much… That way I could have a little bit of them with me 🙂

  183. Pat Dunn / November 1, 2013

    I want a cat but my husband does not. I could have several of these and he couldn’t say a thing!

  184. Rosemary Hurd / November 1, 2013

    I grew up with cats & often rode them around in my doll’s baby buggy; but I’ve never had a true lap cat until now. Gracie will get in my lap regardless of what I’m trying to do…..knit, checking email…doesn’t matter. She demands attention & I obey. Would love to win.
    Rosemary

  185. Kelli / November 1, 2013

    My cat Rubi is best friends with my 14 month old daughter, Piper. Piper and Rubi follow each other around. Anytime Piper sees another cat or stuffed animal cat she yells “Beee!” (Her pronunciation of Rubi). I would love to get to make her her own personal, take everywhere, Rubi!

  186. Su 3385 / November 1, 2013

    Favorite Cat, the late Boots . . . found in a lobster trap being stored in a boatyard. Lived to the ripe old age of 18.

  187. Joane / November 1, 2013

    I love cats. I have two and one of them got out this week. He’s a beautiful longed hair smokey grey and white male. He finaly came back after several hours. I’ve never seen a cat eat so fast.

  188. barb / November 1, 2013

    Love the knitted cat idea! I have two real ones, Simon and Tootie, who would love a companion! thx!

  189. Cindy Lee / November 1, 2013

    We are owned by 3 cat. Caleb, our mischief maker, Fiona, the sweet but anti social kitty and Tommy, our yogurt fiend. And they are all very well loved 🙂

  190. Carole / November 1, 2013

    would LOVE to knit a dog or cat!!

  191. Mary Shelton / November 1, 2013

    I would love to make a reminder of my beautiful yellow tabby Toby, who died in 2003. He was precious and I just know I’ll see him in heaven, but I would love to knit a replica of him to hug now.

  192. Debra Letchworth / November 1, 2013

    I just lost one of my beloved cats, Isis, suddenly and prematurely. She loved to watch me or my sister knitting, and occasionally she’d put a paw in to “assist.”

  193. Teresa Shields / November 1, 2013

    My four kitties love to watch me knit, closely observing for any opportunity to snag a dangling yarn end. I like to think they pay especial close attention when the yarn is handspun cat fur yarn in hues representing tuxedo, calico, black Chantilly, and Siamese!

  194. Sue Baughman / November 1, 2013

    Whoops! Meant to type kitties! Fingers not working. LOL.

  195. Sue Baughman / November 1, 2013

    My two knitties would love knitted companions.

  196. Phyllis Eaves / November 1, 2013

    I have 2 outrageous cats…Dharma and Ginger. I named Ginger for the drummer of the group “Cream”. Eric Clapton was a guitarist in the group for those of you too young to remember. Im’ old eniough to remember but still young enough to rock…and so are my cats! I would LOVE to knit some cats because I can’t have any more real cats. Those books are just what I need!

  197. Con / November 1, 2013

    I’ll knit them for my friends who can’t have cats, but love them!

  198. Tish / November 1, 2013

    We love cats in our family. My parents, my brother and sister and I each have one or two! Our cats, Achilles and Starr, are very entertaining! Achilles greets me every day when I get home by jumping on my shoulders and purring. Starr is a diva and let’s you know when you should be giving her some proper attention! LOL
    I would love to win these books and try to make a special gift for someone in the family this year.
    ^_^

  199. Debbie Maskus / November 1, 2013

    Cats and kittens are the loves of my life. Right now I am feeding 2 wild cats in hopes of befriending them long enough to brush them. I love the hats and mitts and would love to knit, as well as the many other projects.

  200. Tina oman / November 1, 2013

    My daughter and best friend would love knitted kitties for Christmas, and I could even kni one for myself as I’m allergic t the living ones!

  201. Kristen Louque / November 1, 2013

    How cute! I would love to knit myself a kitty 🙂

  202. Jessica / November 1, 2013

    I adopted my kitty as a stray while I was living in Japan. I brought her back to America with me when I moved back home. She is a firecracker and is always getting into scraps. Today I had to take her to the vet for an infected fight wound. 🙁 Silly kitty…

  203. Leah Faber / November 1, 2013

    My favorite cat was a calico named Callie. She would sit on my lap while I was knitting. I don’t think she bothered my knitting once. She was also a great mouser. 🙂

  204. Venessa Sylvester / November 1, 2013

    My sweet knitting companion, Kiki the burmese, loves to help me tangle my yarn and warm herself on each and every project I knit. Her fur is surely an extra (and very subtle) part of all of my knitwear, and I’d love to make a beautiful knitted Kiki. . . Also, I know my mother-in-law and sister would LOVE to receive knitted kitty gifts from me 🙂

  205. Liz / November 1, 2013

    I’m allergic to kitties, but I love them anyway. Knitted kitties would be perfect!

  206. Luanne Noon / November 1, 2013

    Both these books look fantastic! I am reminded of all the wonderful cats we have had in our home. Two of them lived to be 18 years old. We miss them but not the hair! A knitted cat would be adorable and no hair to clean off all the bedding! Thank you for the chance to win these books.

  207. Lee / November 1, 2013

    I would love to knit my favorite cats – Hank ( a handsome big boy) and Lucy ( a small bunny kitty)

  208. Jeanne Funk / November 1, 2013

    My tiny predator Dragon is a 13 pound ball of love.

  209. Meg Duncan / November 1, 2013

    My big Maine Coon Cat sat at the front door last night greeting all the trick or treaters – you should have seen all the kids big eyes when they saw how big he is! He, of course, thought that they all came to visit just him. Who needs candy when you have a cat like that! Would love to knit him – Fritz is a one of a kind cat. He has to sit on my lap when I knit….no tmuch room for anything else!

  210. Debbie B / November 1, 2013

    I’m at a home that doesn’t allow any pets, so having my own personalized cat would be, as you said, purrrrfect!

  211. Brenda / November 1, 2013

    We have 3 cats right now. My youngest daughter, especially loves all things cat!

  212. Kim / November 1, 2013

    My friend has a cat named Charlie. He’s gray with white fur. The white part against the gray fur spells “joy” backwards! She loves pointing out that cute fact to people who come over to her house

  213. Bonnie / November 1, 2013

    I’m not just a cat lover…I’m one of those crazy cat ladies, as I have 11 (count them!) cats, all ages & temperaments. Everyone gets along remarkably well, and they do a fantastic job of warming up the bed before I crawl in at night! It would be a hoot to give them some knitted companions!

  214. Meredith Morphew / November 1, 2013

    Kitties! Kitties! Kitties! I have the pleasure of watching my 2 year-old grandson fall in love with cats. He follows them all over the house, attempts to carry them whenever he can catch one, and BEGS to hold them on his lap. “please, please, please.” I am sure some knitted kitties would be a great treat…

    Good luck all!

  215. Julie / November 1, 2013

    My favorite cat is Miss Liberty Kitty, my mom’s cat that she rescued from certain death from the Prince George’s County Animal Control numbnuts who took her to the vet for treatment and then returned to pick her up in the same trap they caught her in.

  216. Deb Van Iderstine / November 1, 2013

    Although I’m not usually a toymaker, these patterns would be an exception, especially the “Knit your own cat” which would be a lovely and personal way to remember some beloved cats now on the other side of “the rainbow bridge”.

  217. Caroline Panzarella / November 1, 2013

    Cats rule and dogs drool!!! What a tribute to all of the awesome feline lovers!!!!

  218. Jean / November 1, 2013

    I adopted my kitty, Raja, from a shelter. He’s a tuxedo patterned Siamese or Rag Doll mix with blue eyes and a pink nose, so people often think he’s female even though he has a most masculine body! He loves to flirt with anyone walking by. He also chases dogs but never fights with other cats. He’s had to have most of his teeth removed, but is in great health at 16 yrs. old.

  219. Rosemary Kennedy / November 1, 2013

    I have three cats: Trim (Tristam) who is black. Tucker and Rufous who are ginger. They are all rescue cats. Tucker and Rufous were sleeping together in the same basket, so obviously came as a pair. When we got the carrying case to take them home, Trim jumped in and wouldn’t get out. How could we possibly have left him behind after that!

  220. Jennifer Nisenoff / November 1, 2013

    I have two adorable cats: Lani and Noa. They have Hawaiian names because I have family there and this makes me feel closer to them. They love to “help” me knit and crochet and have actually made them a number of toys. Maybe I can make them a little cat toy?!

  221. Lynette Tripp / November 1, 2013

    Although my cat is awesomely adorable, Jada is not the cat I want to talk about. My friend, Celia, had a cat named Steve. Steve was her companion for 18 wonderful years. He licked her hand through her ‘tweens, teens, and most of her twenties. Whenever Celia needed a friend, Steve was there to comfort her. He was her constant companion and confidante.

    Earlier this year, Steve passed over the Rainbow Bridge leaving behind a distraught Celia. He finally went where she could not follow and she had to journey on a path upon which he could not walk. Steve left a legacy of love and acceptance that is far too rare. Although he may be gone, Steve is still with his beloved Celia in her heart.

    I would like to honor Steve and his memory and importance to someone I hold dear. A knitted cat can never take the place of Steve, but it can lay upon a young woman’s bed and give a cuddle or two when she needs it.

  222. Elaine Raudenbush / November 1, 2013

    I’m really not a cat person, even though I grew up on a farm and we always had a few cats around. But I do like to knit stuffed toys for sick children, and I think that Sue Stratford’s book Knitted Cats & Kittens would be a great book to have.

  223. Anita Webber / November 1, 2013

    I have been looking for the Knit Your Own Cat book for a while. My daughter went away to college and I am now her cat’s ‘person’ until she gets back. I wanted to knit a cat for her so she won’t be too lonely. She can’t wait to come home so she can snuggle with him.

  224. Livi / November 1, 2013

    We currently have one cat spitfire, but my daughter desperately wants a kitten.. maybe with these books i can knit her one up for christmas until we can adopt another 🙂

  225. Rosemary / November 1, 2013

    Mr. Kitty Bean, a large orange and white floofball, picked up lotsa candy last night in his Miss Piggy custume. His roommate, Buddy aka William, is still trying to get the green paint off his fur (Kitty overdid it just a bit). It’s his own fault for wanting to trick or treat at the Hulk… Never a dull moment around here!

  226. Kelley Crawford / November 1, 2013

    If you knit your cat you can have as many as you like…

  227. Beth Stanfield / November 1, 2013

    I have 2 granddaughters who LOVE!!! all things kitty. I would love to win one of these books so I could make things for them. The little Yarn Kitten motif is darling too. Thanks.

  228. rachel / November 1, 2013

    If I win, I will make my kitty very fat. 😀

  229. Catherine LeBourgeois / November 1, 2013

    I love cats but I’m allergic to them, so the next best thing would be to have knitted cats. Would love to win these books and good luck to all

  230. Tinka Dawson / November 1, 2013

    I have a rescue cat and a rescue toy poodle who are best of friends. They greet each other and frequently cuddle! Ten years ago I had five cats; two Birmans, three rescue, including an old boy my neighbor couldn’t/wouldn’t keep. Needless to say, I love cats! (All five have gone to “kitty heaven” in their own time.)

  231. Beth / November 1, 2013

    Love kitties, but DH says he’s “allergic.” I’d really like to knit some kitties up! 🙂

    • Beth / November 1, 2013

      Ah, my favorite kitty? The batch we had on the farm as children. We named each after the characters on our favorite tv show, Magnum, PI…so there was Thomas, Higgie-baby, Rick… 🙂

  232. Jan / November 1, 2013

    My master, Miss Gizmo and her brother Mr. Boob, were abandoned by their mother before their eyes were open. Sadly, Mr. B is no longer with us, but Miss G still rules the roost.

  233. Renee / November 1, 2013

    I am allowed to share my home with two gray cats named for movie characters, and it just so happens they have names that are YELLED in their namesake movies. A Streetcar Named Desire gave my Stella her name..STELLLLAAAA!!!! and Spartacus is the title character…I AM SPARTACUS!!!! Spartacus could care less about the name yelling, while Stella is a bit freaked about most things, so we try to refrain from yelling her name, no matter how tempting 🙂

  234. Robin Neal / November 1, 2013

    I have two adorable cats, Stash and Salem, that love knitting along with me…most of my knitting is composed of baby alpaca, andes wool and home grown cat hair! My daughter recently moved to her own apartment and had to leave her beloved Stash and Salem behind. She says she can’t sleep without them, so I would love to knit her a new kitty or two, so she can sleep in comfort!

  235. sandy k / November 1, 2013

    my kitties (4!) always help with my knitting!

  236. Judy Summers-Gates / November 1, 2013

    While I don’t have any kitties right now (they have all crossed the Rainbow Bridge), I’m really missing the feline love… I do have 3 dogs that I adore but I’m hoping to add another kitty to my life again in the near future. I’d love win these books to make some of these knitted kits to have them there to welcome the newcomer to our family/home. Thank You!

  237. Marie Binkowski / November 1, 2013

    I would love to knit cats that would be a first for me I have never tried animals or toys would be very interesting.Thank You

  238. Cathy S. / November 1, 2013

    How FUN! My Mom is a cat owner now and loving it! Would so like to make some things for her 🙂 and her kitty 🙂
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  239. Cindy Swett / November 1, 2013

    I almost bought one of these books once. We love our cat Ruthy, who turned 10 years old on Halloween. By the way, she is a black cat.

  240. Julia / November 1, 2013

    My Kitty, Sparky, is always dressed up as he is a Tuxedo kitty. And Smudge is a fat black Persian who thinks he is a dog. Chairman Mao is a Siamese who likes to think he’s boss around here and all three love the activity of knitting. I almost have to hide my knitting in order to be able to knit.

    My sister has 2 cats named Simon and Jackson or Moose as he is fondly called. He is very much like the Kliban tabby cats.

    I would love to knit a cat ! I’ve felted kitties before but never have knit one and I wonder what our cats would think!

  241. Stacy / November 1, 2013

    Knitted kitties, wonderful idea!

  242. Dee Calabrese / November 1, 2013

    Would love to add to my knitting book collection. Pick me, pick me!

  243. Judie Cooper / November 1, 2013

    Comments on kitties? I live with a bunch of them. There are my three, Babee, a tuxedo, SammieSue, a black long hair, and Cappuchino, a seal point siamese. My two friends who also live with me have cats as well. Kat has a flame point siamese named Bumble Bee and a calico named Fireflight. and Lee has three gray tabbies, Override, Blue Streak and Praxis. The house can get very noisy at times especially when you add in my Corgi mix, Parker.

  244. Mcooks / November 1, 2013

    I would LOVE to knit my previous cat! Don’t worry, he’s alive and well. I just couldn’t bring him across international borders without putting him through a great deal of stress. Believe me, he’s much happier where he is. However, since I can’t have a cat where I am now, I would love to have a little reminder of all the love he’s given us over the years. Thank you!

  245. Phyllis Chenery / November 1, 2013

    I have always had a cat or cats, just one now. A sweet, beautiful black cat.

  246. Connie Mettler / November 1, 2013

    My granddaughter keeps thinking she’d like to have a baby (she’s only 21) – but loves kitties, so if I could win these prizes I could knit her kit mitts and make her very happy. She would LOVE all of these designs.

  247. Lacey / November 1, 2013

    I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to knit a double of my sidekick! My kitty is so awesome she gets right next to me when I open a bag of Doritos… and then we share the bag :3 I learned the hard way that I have to share with her… otherwise she puts her head in the bag and takes off with chips!

  248. Beth Dewalt / November 1, 2013

    My cat is a bit of a handful. He was dumped in the woods by my house when he was just barely 3 months old and only weighed 3 lbs. The sweetest kitty ever, we immediately took him in. Spazz turned into quite a big 16 lb anxious dude. He doesn’t like anyone, other than us, and shows it well. Hisses, attacks and is pretty mean to anyone that dare enter the house but everyone just loves him to pieces. He is my spoiled little boy that can do no wrong in my eyes!!

  249. Phebe Whitworth / November 1, 2013

    A cat that won’t get into my yarn, and bat it all around the house, and tangle it all up!?! I’d knit one right away!!

  250. Elizabeth Quinn / November 1, 2013

    I would need to make two sets, one orange and white for our tabby and one grey and white for the other kitty. All are wonderful.

  251. Jan Anderson / November 1, 2013

    I just love kitties. I have 2 that are my shadows:)

  252. Aimee Ellis / November 1, 2013

    My sweet RagaMuffin Willow is obviously preparing to be a knitter in a future incarnation. She is fascinated with all my knitting tools, not just the yarn.

    I knit late at night on my bed while I watch TV, and she sits right beside me, watching everything I do with absolute interest. She is very respectful of my tools and yarn, only once in a great while putting out a paw to “feel” the yarn. She never tries to play with it. She also likes to occasionally feel the smooth surface of my wonderful Harmony needles. The only thing I have to watch out for is that occasionally, she wants to “taste” the wood as well! She is as delightful a knitting companion as I could ever ask for!

  253. Florence Dyste / November 1, 2013

    My 1st pet was a kitty I brought home from the strawberry field I was picking, 2 nd pet again a kitty. She would jump on my lap for our joint after dinner nap. Now have my knitting but seldom fall asleep doing that.

  254. Denise Jorgensen / November 1, 2013

    I have 5 rescues right now. We’ve been as high as 13, which was embarrassing. I would love to knit some kitties to cement my reputation as that strange woman up the road with all the cats.

  255. Sherie Frame / November 1, 2013

    OMG! I love these patterns. I have a bunch of cat-crazed lovers who would enjoy these gifts. I no longer own a cat, (boyfriend’s allergic, boo-hoo!) but really enjoy watching the felines and their personalities. Thank you so much for sharing your projects, patterns and books. Pick me! Pick me! 🙂

  256. Kathryn Murdock / November 1, 2013

    Our Rag Doll knew she was special and beautiful. She loved to be brushed and then sat in a chair to be admired. She was very polite and well behaved. She would ask before jumping on your lap, but wouldn’t take no for an answer. We miss her,

  257. Maurene McHenry / November 1, 2013

    I have three cats. A seventeen year old black cat who loves attention and always manages to fall in a deep sleep right where you will step on him. A seven year old long hair who I just found out this morning is the one who is eating our Halloween spider webs (they will be taken down asap). And a five year old tuxedo cat named Thomas Arthur Toes who is as unique and funny as his name. He showed up in the back yard one day and has been the delight and terror of our lives.

  258. Zara / November 1, 2013

    Ooh, tiny kitties!!!

  259. Pat Crowder / November 1, 2013

    I’d LOVE one of these books, and would love to knit a cat for my 3 yr old granddaughter. Her precious GrammaKitty died last week, and she is soooooo sad. I’d love to be able to knit a copy of her beloved GrammaKitty for her to hug and cuddle.
    Pat

  260. Jane Marceau / November 1, 2013

    This isn’t a house; it’s a rest home for cats. We have had a kitten who was found in a trash can, orphaned and starving. Another cat who had been poisoned, and was profoundly brain damaged. Our current crop includes a ragmop princess who suffers from anxiety; a mau/aby cross who thinks he’s a dog; and a runty Van who is mentally and physically underdeveloped from malnutrition. He is also mute, so he has invented a sign language all his own. But his purr works, and he uses it every chance he gets.

  261. Leslie R. / November 1, 2013

    I have 3 very sweet kitties. My oldest is 15. Long white and peach hair with gold eyes. His name is Dart (short for D’artagnan) Next is my 3 year old tuxedo cat, sleek beautiful and just a little neurotic, named Button. And last but not least, my 2 year old orange tabby with white feet, belly and throat named Cheddar. I love them all very much!

  262. Tina Christensen / November 1, 2013

    An office-mate is a knitter and is CRAZY for CATS! This would make a perfect Christmas gift for her!

  263. Karin / November 1, 2013

    I was always a dog person but since my boyfriend
    interduced me to his kitty I have completely fallen in love with her. I find myself posting pictures or Tori as my statues update on Facebook now. My kids are happy that mom finally gave in and there is now a car in the house. I would love to win a book and knit kittens. Thanks for this awesome blog.

  264. Mary Rumore / November 1, 2013

    It would be fun to knit a cat. It would be a first for me.

  265. Barbara Simpson / November 1, 2013

    I have two tuxedo female cats. They like to sit on my lap when I’m knitting. I have to keep my yarn in a cabinet – all covered up – or they would destroy it!

  266. cynthia capaccio / November 1, 2013

    After having kitties all our lives, we were coming to the end of having pets when a momma cat gave birth to 4 kittens in one of husband’s antique cars in the garage. Momma took them away to a different place, leaving a tiny light calico. God gave her to us, so I had to save her life inside by feeding from a bottle and keeping her safe. She is still with us and learning to get along with her 3 other sisters and momma who still live on our property as well as our tuxedo male cat. I love kitties too much! My granddaughter thinks she is a cat and I am going to make her the kitty mitts soon!

  267. Trish / November 1, 2013

    My cat’s name is Nikolai, and he is a hefty 13 pound cat. He is also tall, though, which prevents him from being an orb. He enjoys finding novel sources of drinking water, and checks the bathtub often. Though he doesn’t hunt them, he alerts me to the presence of spiders in the bathtub.

  268. Elizabeth Ann McGovern / November 1, 2013

    My last cat-Cuddles- went to the Rainbow Bridge two years ago; last year, I was walking back from my mailbox and this little yellow and white, bob tail kitten started flowing me up my driveway; no idea where he came from. He has been here ever since. I wound-up naming him ‘Kitty’; no idea why, it just stuck! He is so loving and has a really great ‘motor’. My home is again complete!

  269. Margaret Schaefer / November 1, 2013

    I love cats, and would love to knit up a bunch of them.

  270. MrKnitster / November 1, 2013

    meow!

  271. Suzanne / November 1, 2013

    I have two lovely cats Matrix and Loki that my husband and I adopted from Spain. They are some of the most loving but crazy cats you will meet. I am a very proud cat mom because at the age of 11 and 10 years old they have learned to use the potty instead of a litter box. With that being said my hubby is going to be devastated when they eventually pass away, and I would love to immortalized them in knit form for him.

  272. Tiffany Perry / November 1, 2013

    My cat, Hermes, loves to sleep in my lap while I’m knitting. He’ll wake up and find the working yarn to be the most interesting thing and nom on it for a while then eventually curl up and fall back asleep.

  273. Sharon M. / November 1, 2013

    While I’m a dog lover I’d love to one day adopt a cat. I love Susan Branch”s two cats, Girl Kitty and Jack and follow their antics on her blog all the time. Maybe knitting a few cats can fill that wish until the real one comes along!

  274. Kathy / November 1, 2013

    I recently lost my 17 year old orange tabby. He was a beautifully marked kitty and an incredibly loving, sweet lap cat. I’m hoping to knit and crochet some charity cats with his name to share all the love that he gave me!

  275. Sharon Beth / November 1, 2013

    My orange tabby, Gwydion, found me by a tunnel at the Metro on my way home from work about 4.5 years ago. Though he doesn’t normally play with my yarn, unless it is rolling in a tempting way, he does enjoy sitting between the prongs of my fixed arm yarn swift when I’m trying to wind yarn, or assisting when it comes to blocking a project. I have a knit throw that is is favorite to lay upon when I’m watching tv–he ignores the purchased blankets entirely!

  276. Virginia / November 1, 2013

    My little furry man is Jinx! I’ll give you three guesses as so what color he is, and the first two don’t count.

  277. Joyce Carlson / November 1, 2013

    I love my cats! Don’t know what I would do without them.

  278. Gayle Torrey / November 1, 2013

    We have 5 kitties,the oldest was an orphan,she fit in the palm of my hand when Mark brought her home. My youngest daughter brought Chickie home, Rosie is a lightweight at only 6 pounds but she has a ton of attitude! The boys,Gus and Jake, were found on the side of the road a year ago.

  279. Cynthia Boucher / November 1, 2013

    I sometimes forget that I actually have two cats. My 18-pounder,Gepetto, is completely convinced that he is a dog like his best buddy, my Golden-mix Kira. Both their lives are run by little 7-pound Lola-kitty.I always have a hug near at hand!

  280. Laurie / November 1, 2013

    My husband is the only reason why I am not a crazy cat lady with hundreds of cats. Right now we only have a little black guy who rules the house. I plan to knit him a buddy.

  281. Cheryl Miller / November 1, 2013

    We had a cat my girls tricked me in to allowing them to keep. The had a friend wrote a note saying happy biryhday to my oldest son and drapped the kitten with yarn and the note saying she was a gift from “anonymous”. What could I do? My son named her “Dumb Cat.”. She was a good cat for 15 years.

  282. Sandra Spencer / November 1, 2013

    I found a cat lying on the road one cold March day. I thought that she had been hit by a car but when I picked her up I couldn’t see any damage. I wrapped her in a towel that I had in the car and for several hours she didn’t move. When she finally started to get up and around I could see that she was not hurt but had been laying on the road for the warmth because she was so very cold. I have had her now for 8 years and she is very loving and a great companion.

  283. Ruth Ann Valentine / November 1, 2013

    I already have the knit your own kitty book! but I like the hat and mitts. I also have some Tahki Cotton that I am going to use to knit a cat I found on ravelry/

  284. Susan / November 1, 2013

    Zelda and Imogene would love if I knitted cats that looked like them. I would love to win these books. I have had cats all my life and will continue to do. There is nothing like a cat. Thanks for the giveaway!

  285. Carla Boustead-Willingham / November 1, 2013

    I have a great cat called “Mouser” who keeps my home mouse free!!! She’s such a little keeper!!!!
    😀 Carla

  286. Susan / November 1, 2013

    MEOW!! the kitties in our complex prowl.. keeping smiles on everyone’s face.. and discouraging RODENTS!! we LOVE our CATS!!

  287. Vickie Danielsen / November 1, 2013

    Prince was my hero. He was part maine coon and weighed in at 35 pounds! Yes that’s not a typo. Well Prince passed on sometime ago and I still miss him dearly.

    We’d even have conversations together. If I talked he’d always acknowledge what I said with a meow, or an extra snuggle. He knew when I was happy and when I was sad. He’d even use his paw and try to turn my face to his as if he was trying to talk to me. Amazing.

    The love was prescious and unconditional and Prince will forever be in my heart.

    I would love to knit a remembrance to him. These books are just lovely — Sincerely
    Vickie

  288. Dixie Reimold / November 1, 2013

    We have 3 cats, the 2 boys, Floydie and Milton, like to sleep but Rosie likes yarn, she can get a ball or hank out of very secure places and string it thru the entire house while we sleep, watch your step on the stairs in the morning !

  289. Sharyn / November 1, 2013

    love the designs…

  290. Karen / November 1, 2013

    My daughter has a kitty his name is Pantelemone Jesse Nettle Hartshorn.We mostly just call him Pan. But he came into our world 4 years ago during her Warrior Cat phase hence the name.I believe we interrupted his life plan when we made him a kitty pet.He aspired to be a carousing Tom. He is a beautiful Ragdoll looking fellowthat moults his fine white mane 3 times a year. I think he might be part Angora bunny too

  291. Chrissy / November 1, 2013

    We do not have a cat because we have a dog, but my daughter is obsessed with cats!

  292. Vanessa Mastin / November 1, 2013

    I own a lilac point ragdoll kitty named Mochanut. Well, maybe SHE owns ME! 🙂 She is a lovely combination of white and mocha colours with big blue eyes. She’s your stereotypical cat with an attitude but is SUUUPER fluffy and loves to play with her honeysuckle stick. Mochanut is a rescue kitty and I got her when she was 15 months old. It’s taken her a while to warm up but now that I’ve had her for almost 3 years, she is friendlier and social and is a fluffy ball of love. She loves to chase kibbles and chase me around the house for a fun game. We like to play hide and seek but her little jingle bell gives her away a lot of the time. I pretend not to notice. She’s a big cat (not over weight, but really tall and super fwuffy) but she tries to cram herself into small areas and then sits there and thinks she’s hiding. If I can’t see you, you can’t see me. She cuddles at night and follows me around the house. I love her and I’m so happy we found each other. Lots of other people love her too that she even has her own fan page on instagram (@mochanut_).
    >^o.o^<

  293. mara s / November 1, 2013

    I once had a sweet little kitty named Mini who was abandoned in a parking lot. Others were trying to catch her but she would only follow me. I really wanted someone else to take her home. She hopped into my car when I opened the door. It was meant to be.

  294. Roberta Montrie / November 1, 2013

    My baby was a feral cat. He has adapted well to inside living. He is the joy of my life. Seeing him every morning and playing with him before I leave for work makes my day brighter. And him greeting me after a long day lifts my spirits.

  295. Tamara Maliepaard / November 1, 2013

    Kitty cat, kitty cat
    Where have you been?
    I’ve been to London to visit the Queen.
    Kitty cat, kitty cat,
    What did you there?
    Anything I damn well liked,
    I’m a cat for crying out loud!

  296. Kayla / November 1, 2013

    I begged and begged my boy friend to let us get a cat and during Christmas 2012 he lovinly obliged. I opened my gift from him and inside was a pink kitten collar with a black bow tie attached, a plush cat bed, food and water bowls, and mouse toys. I started to cry and asked if this meant I could get one.

    When we moved into our first place in January, our first day there we went to the MSPCA and brough home Olive, a beautfil Russian Blue who was found pregnant, living on the streets. Her kittens had all gone to other homes but we loved how eager she was to be loved as an older cat.

    I knit her bow ties and cat collars now when I want to do a quick project. She can’t help but get all frisky when I take out a ball of yarn!

  297. Lisa S / November 1, 2013

    we had a test tube kitten from the national zoo. They were testing on domestic cats before trying to test tube the bigger cats…..

  298. Sarah Wilson / November 1, 2013

    I couldn’t live without my fur babies. I now have a pair of 6-year-old grey tabbies (Gerard & Melissa – littermates) who have been my constant companions since my husband died. All yarn must be kept under lock and key, though, since one night I woke up to a lot of thumping & bumping. When I checked in the hallway, there were 13 (yes, 13!) totally destroyed balls of yarn stretched out down the hall. They sure had a good time! They’ve also been known to get in my lap and try to grab my WIP yarn and run with it, too!

  299. Jess / November 1, 2013

    We have 3 cats but my baby is my favorite, he is an orange tabby and loves to sit on my lap and purr when I’m knitting. He loves the yarn but never plays with it unless I do so on purpose and never messes with it when it is sitting around. Seriously the best snuggler and cat ever!! His name is Gus.

  300. Karon Mathews / November 1, 2013

    We have 5 cats— a tuxedo long hair, a gray tabby, a calico, and two orange cats. Each one is unique and special.

  301. Kathy zimbicki / November 1, 2013

    When my daughter was 10 years old her Daddy passed on which put her in a terrible depression. I got her a kitty that was therapic for her and she loved that kitty till he was nearly 15 years old when he passed away.

  302. Linda Piotrowski / November 1, 2013

    Our kitty, Bonner, came to us from a farm. She is a calico. She is a little bit loopy but we love her. I love all things kitty as do my grandaughters. Thank you for the giveaway. I’d love to win.

  303. Brenda Meyer / November 1, 2013

    I have 2 cats . Gilbert & my Wilbur , who is a rescue . I am involved with a local Animal Rescue and eye are always looking to recruit foster homes . We are always fundraising for our rescue , I do projects for door prizes, would love to make these cats & kittens as a fundraiser!!!! I have had up to 4 fosters in my home at one time 🙂

  304. Janet Stockburger / November 1, 2013

    My kitty, Patches, is 14 years old and, at times, still acts like a kitten. She loves to play and tries to knock everything off of my chairside table until I get out her favorite toy – a little mouse on the end of a retractable measuring tape.

  305. Mary / November 1, 2013

    I have 3 cats – one is a yarn thief, always plotting to grab a ball of yarn from my project bag and trot off with it. All of them find the movement of knitting needles and crochet hooks irresistible!

  306. Carmen Cavello / November 1, 2013

    My five cats are, like all cats, naughty and nice at the same time. Only one of them is interested in my yarn….Smoke. He perches nearby when I knit and waits for an opportunity to snatch a ball of yarn and run like the wind. It’s like watching a fox in a chicken yard. He’s so fast that sometimes I don’t see him and don’t notice he took the yarn until it’s wound all around the dining room furniture. I LOVE him!

  307. Carmen Cavello / November 1, 2013

    My five cats are, like all cats, naughty and nice at the same time. Only one of them is interested in my yarn….Smoke. He perches nearby when I knit and waits for an opportunity to snatch a ball of yarn and run like the wind. It’s like watching a fox in a chicken yard. He’s so fast that sometimes I don’t see him and don’t notice he took the yarn until it’s wound all around the dining room furniture. I LOVE him!

  308. Sara Jane Kitzsteiner / November 1, 2013

    Tilly the Hon(ey) is helping me write this message, as she likes to help with most things including knitting!

  309. Amy Szilagyi / November 1, 2013

    My kitty Inigo “approves” my knitting and sewing projects by claiming them as her bed. I don’t think I’ve made anything she hasn’t slept on.

  310. Helene / November 1, 2013

    I don’t have a cat, but I do have friends who are crazy cat ladies and would love a little knitted friend of their own.

  311. Barbara / November 1, 2013

    Cannot have a kitty anymore due to husband’s allergies. Sniff. Did get to raise an orphan kitty for my daughter-in-law, though. I sure do miss having a cat around.

  312. Marianna / November 1, 2013

    My cat, Keifer, was born in my apartment in 1990; he lived with my step-daughter until she came to live with her dad and I in the early 1990’s. Keifer was a great cat! He lived with us until his death in 2010 (age 18.5 years). I still miss him a lot and sometimes call my dog ‘Keifer’ by mistake.

  313. Peg / November 1, 2013

    My cats rule the house, but only one is a knitter!

  314. Priscilla Solomon / November 1, 2013

    Growing up we always had cats and when I was away at college my then roommate saved a mother and her kittens from a park where they had been abandoned and brought them to our apartment because she thought I would be lonely. Mushroom entered my life and went home with me at the end of college to be loved by one and all – Mushie

  315. Marilyn Prince / November 1, 2013

    My cat Alice is all black, and likes to hide inside shelves, cupboards, under the bed; and you can’t see her except for her green eyes. She also loves to get her hair brushed every morning.

  316. Donna Leet / November 1, 2013

    Thanks for a chance to win your purrrrrrrrfect book!

  317. Melissa Kerns / November 1, 2013

    Rupert is my own personal cat whom I love dearly and knitted a hooded sweater for. However, I have many cats that I love and care for as a veterinarian. I love my job and consider cats as very special patients. It is especially wonderful to combine my love for cats and my love for knitting!!

  318. Linda Bolla / November 1, 2013

    We love Ramona the Cat! She was once the junior cat (of 4) in our household — now the only cat, as we promised her she would be Queen one day. She assists and comments upon every knitting project.

  319. Anissia / November 1, 2013

    I have 3 wonderful kitties rangeing in ages 6 to 14.5 years old. My oldest I have had since I was pregnant with my son. Her name is Sugar and she thinks she is his second mom. Sugar always tells me when something is wrong with him in the middle of the night. If he is sick or sleep walking she wakes me up to let me know.

  320. Vickie / November 1, 2013

    I have a black tuxedo cat named Harvey. He loves to” help” me knit.

  321. Amy / November 1, 2013

    We’ve always had cats and they are always so personable. I have looked at these books and was really impressed at how much they look like some of our cats.

  322. Rosemary / November 1, 2013

    We have 2 cats, Starry–black with white stars on his tummy and Fredy–a rolly-poley striped cat. Sweetest brothers.

  323. Marilyn Lee / November 1, 2013

    Kenya is my rescue kitty. We got her the beginning of the year and now is about 1.5 yrs old. She’s a long hair orange girl and such a sweetie!

  324. Jeanne / November 1, 2013

    Being a cat lover and knitter – these books would be a grew addition to my knitting library.
    My husband and I have 2 fur babies. Angel who is 15 years old and Bentley who is 3 years old. Angel sticks with my husband while Bentley hangs with me. I recently had a bad (mental health) day and Bentley never left my side.

  325. Tammi Buckfelder / November 1, 2013

    Our beloved cat passed away last year. She would always help me knit by chasing errant yarn balls and pawing at the perfect color for a project.

  326. Barbara H / November 1, 2013

    How fun! The books look adorable. I have always been a cat person. My husband never spent much time around them. We adopted a gray tabby (Hendrix) a year ago and he is in love with this cat! And the cat loves him too. Every time he sees a cat that looks similar, he points him out. I would love to make him a surprise stuffed Hendrix!

  327. Sue / November 1, 2013

    Cats are the highest form of life. No home, with or without yarn, should be without one.

  328. Laurie Cappuccio / November 1, 2013

    My sweet little cat LOVED all things yarny. She was quite obnoxious at times, lol. Sadly, I lost her last year but every time I pull out my knitting, I almost always find yet another one of her little kitty hairs in my yarn – it’s very comforting to me to think she’s still with me. The books look great, and I would love to try to make a little white cat.

  329. Lisette / November 1, 2013

    I was supposed to adopt my best friend’s cat, Janice, a tiny, cute, sassy black furball, when she moved in with her allergic boyfriend. Unfortunately I was in company housing at the time, which firmly did not allow cats. From there I moved in with a boyfriend whose dog loves cats…to eat them, that is. So no cat for me, a lifelong cat lover, for a few years yet. But I would love to knit my own! I have the Knit Your Own Dog book already and have several of the kitties from Knit Your Own Cat in my queue.

  330. Sharon / November 1, 2013

    I love knitting almost to the point of obsession, I have a few photos to prove that my cat sometimes gets tangled up in my yarn. oh well it is the price we pay for having pets. Would love to receive the book.

  331. Lorri / November 1, 2013

    I want to knit a cat! I’m never home so a real one is not feasible right now but when I retire I’ll get one for sure. Thanks for the giveaway.

  332. Becky Townsend / November 1, 2013

    My cat Jingo is sweet. She loves just being in the same room as me. She loves sitting in my lap and if she feel that isn’t enough attention she will lay down in from of me demanding to be petted until she is satisfied.

  333. Karen / November 1, 2013

    My brother and his wife had two cats, Squiggy and Lieutenant Cuddles. Squiggy is a peaceful, lovable cat, but gets very nervous around visitors. As a matter of fact, I haven’t even caught a glance at him in about three years! Meanwhile, Lieutenant Cuddles always came out to play, and is a rambunctious kitty with a Hitler mustache… Unfortunately, he was too unpredictable to trust around their new baby, so they found a great new home for him, Vet-approved.

  334. Charlotte Wareham / November 1, 2013

    I would love to own one of the Knit your own kitty books.My beloved L.B and T.J. are being watched over by St Farancis.So my idea would be to knit one of them.L.B.was black and a lot of white.Sucked the hair on his back foot. I suspect he was taken from his mother to soon.But I found him in the wilds of Louisiana.Both were babysitters for the cocker spanial puppies we bred at the time

  335. Deb Luckenbihl / November 1, 2013

    I feed a cat who lives outdoors in my neighborhood. He shows up at the same time everyday for his dinner. He won’t let me anywhere near him.

  336. Nikki / November 1, 2013

    Our two kitties, Mildred and Agnes, have surely earned their nicknames, Nuttynut and Goofygoof. Even as senior 9-year olds, they love to play with their toys, especially their handknit, catnip mice. They would love to have me knit them cats from one of these books for Christmas this year!

  337. lisa p / November 1, 2013

    I have seen the knit your own cat book, it is really cute! I have a Siamese of my own but we recently lost our lovely black kitty. It was very sad, he was a lovely thick solid black furred baby with beautiful green eyes

  338. Tracey Thie / November 1, 2013

    I love cats, they are truly unique creatures. I have two, Izzy and Luci. Izzy is a princess and Luci is a pill. Luci is always on my lap when I am knitting and I am always having to untangle her from my yarn. The books you are giving awake look neat. I am a new knitter and have never tried to make animals, might be something to try.

    Thanks for your site, I love looking at the yarns and items you have.

  339. Cynthia Sanford / November 1, 2013

    Before I even saw or met my cat I said “What a Sweetie Pie” and he has truly lived up to that name. I read about him in a blog post by the director of the animal shelter here in DC. He, along with 9 other cats and 20 beagles were taken from a horrific animal testing lab where the staff were torturing and abusing the animals. The bl

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        the blog post said of all the animals he was having the hardest time because of the abuse he suffered and would probably have to be euthanized. I knew that all he needed was love, and that he probably received the worst abuse because he had a strong personality. Well, I was right. The center was worried I wouldn’t be able to handle him but within 8 hours he was playing. He is the most loving, affectionate & communicative cat I’ve ever had. He is the ultimate Sweetie Pie.

  340. Mary Rusek / November 1, 2013

    My two cats are Ying and Yang, siblings. They help me unwind balls of yarn and are great as weights when I’m laying out fabric for cutting.

  341. Lara H / November 1, 2013

    I enjoyed reading others’ comments about their cats…the love we all have for our kitties really shows!

    My family has two rescue cats that are 3yo, Buster and Tootsie, a brother and sister born from a pregnant feral cat that a coworker took in. Buster is my big boy that is brave, loves new people, and always thinks with his stomach! Tootsie takes a while to warm up to someone, loves hidey-holes, and is super quick! They are both so sweet and lovey and snuggle on the couch when we watch TV at night. Our house would be so quiet and still without them.

  342. Dawn / November 1, 2013

    I LOVE my four legged kids! Every time a foster gets adopted, I have to go through an entire excersize reminding myself why I foster – to save lives. We are down to single digits in the house now but just barely 😉 There’s always another litter that needs help.

  343. ann bartleson / November 1, 2013

    We have a new kitty. We rescued her from the humane society 2 weeks ago. Patches is the sweetest thing ever. She is getting adjusted to her new home and thinks she is going to like being the new Princess! And I just love being a kitty mom again. 🙂

  344. Julee U / November 1, 2013

    My Lab found a box in the woods with a small black& white kitten she was no bigger than the plam of my hand. She came home with us and that was 5 years ago.

  345. Linda Coller / November 1, 2013

    I currently am owned by 2 cats, Ellworth and Bratinella. I just recently lost my black and white tuxedo, Gabriel, who was my knitting helper. I am trying to get these two into it, but so far they are just not getting it like he did. I would love to knit a black and white tuxedo to watch over my projects.

  346. Amelia Jacobs / November 1, 2013

    we have three cats. One of them is mine and mine alone. That would be the 13 year old tuxedo tom cat. I like that cat to pieces. And he loves me too. He is fat and lazy, but affectionate and the only cat in our house to let my toddler play with him. The baby pokes him in the nose, pats his backtoo hard and yells in his ear but he never gets mad. He just walks away when it’s too much. He’s had some health problems the last two years but hopefully we have it under control now and he’ll be around for many more years to come.

  347. Diane Coolbaugh / November 1, 2013

    I have had three cats that were diabetic, one is with me now. She gets two shots a day and I wouldn’t be without her.

  348. Anna Ziegler / November 1, 2013

    We have 3 kitty babies: Sully, Chance and Hermione. I couldn’t ever pick a favorite kitty! I once had a guy named Verne. He was the sweetest barn kitty! (I wasn’t allowed an indoor kitty at the time.) He was a polydactyl and a shoulder-sitter. He passed away at a very young age from an upper respiratory infection.

  349. Brit Dowson / November 1, 2013

    Puppy was an orange tabby girl who would sit on command for a treat of cat milk. She always had long stories to tell me whenever I went to visit my daughter. I would love to knit a little “Puppy” as a gift. We really miss that wonderful, sweet, best cat ever.

  350. Cynthia K. / November 1, 2013

    I guess I really am the crazy cat lady! We have several (!) cats that we’ve rescued. I can’t imagine my house without a cat (or three) (or five!) lounging on any flat surface. When my son was small and saw our beloved Charlotte kneading, he said, “Mommy! Look! She’s knitting!” The term has stuck and our multitude of contented kitties knit alongside me.

  351. Diane / November 1, 2013

    We have..or are possessed by Huey, Dewey, Louie and Pye Wacket. “H’, “D”, and “L” are all from the same Litter that were abandoned in a dumpster – all boys. Pye Chose us. When we travel we miss them terribly. The boys are all tigers and Miss Pye is Tortie. I would live to knot toys for them because I could fill them with their favorite treat-Cat nip.

  352. Sondra Gingery / November 1, 2013

    I currently share home with 3 cats – Jennyfur, Bitten and Sassafrass. I don’t think I’ve lived without a cat at home for more than 45 years! They’ve seen me through pain, illness, sorrow and much joy. I’ve been so grateful for every one of them.

  353. Erene T / November 1, 2013

    I love cats. Right now I don’t have any. My son is allergic. I go my friends house to play with her’s. She has to kitties. The Books look like a great way to knit up cats. I hope I win! Thanks.

  354. Beth / November 1, 2013

    I have 2 grandcats Roo and Tigger. They belong to my daughter and her family. But it turns the children are allergic. So she asked me to adopt them. Tigger waits until I am asleep to come and curl up in the crook of my knees. Roo knocks on my bedroom door every morning until I get up and feed them. My daughter lives in Hereford TX and I live in Larimore ND so she can not come to visit her pets. She misses her cats very much and I would love to have these books so I could knit her a couple of allergy free cats for her to love. Her children would love them too.

  355. Elizabeth Worden / November 1, 2013

    I was first given a cat when I was two. My mother allowed the neighborhood children to give me a kitten they found. Dirty, scruffy and hungry. Mother agreed but said he was out the first time he scratched me. She then bathed him and he turned out to be pure white. I named him Snow White, I was, after all, only two. Whitey grew into a 22 pound gorgeous boy who lived to be about 20. I have seldom been without a cat since. I learned to knit much later… I was 12 then!

  356. Jane Uy / November 1, 2013

    My kitties love to nap on my yarn as I am knitting. 🙂

  357. Peggy / November 1, 2013

    My cat’s name is Bubba. He is my constant knitting companion. He always needs to be in the action, so I make sure he has his own ball of yarn, but of course he wants mine. It’s more fun to watch it spin around in my knitting bowl and occasionally take a swipe at it or my needles. He is a love and I wouldn’t have any other way.

  358. KATHY MCCANN / November 1, 2013

    My cat Princess always sits very close to me, but never on me. She is, after all, a princess. She does require a knitting pattern to sit on. I often have to substitute an older one so I can pull my current chart out from under her. She enjoys natural fibers and I sometimes find my wool wet when it gets to the needles. I try not to think too hard about that.

  359. Kathy Ruis / November 1, 2013

    Love kitties…have 4 living next door and they visit daily. My favorite cat was a stray we adopted and named ooother..which was supposed to be a word for dust balls. She lived a long long life with us.

  360. Amy / November 1, 2013

    When my first daughter was very young, she would amuse herself reading Garfield the Cat (comic) books. I remember feeling surprised she could understand the humor at her age. Most cats are ‘funny’ in their own unique ways.

  361. Joanna / November 1, 2013

    silly kitten is my constant companion, she is 17. Love things feline!

  362. saragh / November 1, 2013

    My kittie’s name is Kearney, which is Gaelic for “Dark Warrior.” He’s totally a fighter, and we have battles for dominance all the time.

    Kearney was abandoned at 4 weeks old on the local college campus where I used to work, and a friend of mine found him and his two siblings, and sent out a campus-wide email asking for someone to adopt them. I wasn’t going to bite, since I’d just lost my previous cat and wasn’t sure I was ready for a new baby, but then Polly showed up at my office with Kearney, freshly bathed, wrapped up in a towel, and my heart was just lost.

    He’s a sleek, beautiful boy now, but he’s my Kearney when he was just a baby: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1EG2yN41oZJUGpHNXRCV2Nzd0k/edit?usp=sharing

  363. Ryann / November 1, 2013

    As a college student, I most assuredly miss my kitty. Her name is Lucy and she’s a tiger cat. Pretty chill….until you get out the yarn.

  364. Karen / November 1, 2013

    I have a gray cat that we rescued from a neighbor. We call him Marvin Gray. He is so much fun–loves to chase the balls with the bells and bring them back to us. Can’t imagine life without him now.

  365. Amy / November 1, 2013

    We have two cats: grumpy old senior Clyde and 2 year old Fletcher. Ever since we got Fletcher when he was a kitten, Clyde has had a new lease on life! It’s pretty cool to see our 16 year old catplaying with a laser pointer again!

  366. Lisa / November 1, 2013

    Aww, I miss my two cats very much. They both passed away within a year of each other. Both were Humane Society rescues. My first baby was Romeo, a back and white tuxedo cat with a black chin. He was a smart and loving cat. My second one was Toby The Tobester, a brown tabby who came to me blind with a hernia, and developed diabetes later in life. He was very scared and had to be tamed down with lots of patience and love. Toby was scared of, and hated Romeo at first , even though Romeo just wanted to be friends. It took a couple of weeks before they became friends, then they were buddies until Toby died. I would love to knit up some kitties to keep me company again. Those books look really neat!

  367. Lori J. Thorne / November 1, 2013

    My favorite kitty was a Calico from my childhood. Her name was Patches and I got her when I was 8 years old. I had gotten her for my birthday and she was a really loveable kitty! When I turned 10, I got a bad case of chickenpox and Patches would sleep beside me and try to entertain me by acting like a kitten by attacking my feet and hands under my blankets! She did everything she could do to help me distract myself from wanting to scratch my sores on my skin because they itched terribly! She ran away from our apartment when I was around 11 years old and I was just heartbroken but while I had her she was definitely my kitty & I loved her with all my heart!

  368. Sharon / November 1, 2013

    My son wants a kitten of his own, but he is currently studying abroad and so having a cat is not possible at this time. I would love to knit a cat and send to him.

  369. Wilma JoWiak / November 1, 2013

    Our cats are getting older now – the 16 year old is blind and fairly deaf, but still loves to be petted and manages to hop up on the cabinet. The 12 year old is best buds with out bullmastiff (who is also 12, and on more meds than my husband and I combined). Our youngest kitty doesn’t like to be held, but will stand on her hind legs to push he head against your palm so she sort of pets herself!

  370. Syd / November 1, 2013

    Both of my current kitties are rescue babies…and they love nothing more than to sit under my knitting while I am working on it! I would adore those books….can see some wonderful play mates for my lovely fur-faces in them.

  371. Curlyblue62 / November 1, 2013

    I have two wonderful kittehs. blinky The One Eyed Wondercat is a 13 year old ginger and white tabby and Princess Storm Cloud is a 4 year old grey. They love to play tag.

  372. Mary / November 1, 2013

    My daughter hs a Maine coon cat, a rag mop cat and a sweet shy little cat who hides from everyone. What better gift than a knitted kitty for her kitties.

  373. Rhonda / November 1, 2013

    I have 4 cats, which were all rescued. One is an outside ferrel cat (Big Boy) with a house that is climate controlled and a heated water bowl. Big Boy has been with me for over 10 years.

  374. Pepper / November 1, 2013

    My cat Roxy is the most beautiful cat ever! … in my humble opinion! She loves all the cat toys I knit for her and she even has a knitted cat bed made out of furry yarn, which she loves. She also loves to attack my yarn and sit on my row counter… she is a good knitting helper!!

  375. Cathy / November 1, 2013

    I am a crazy lady (4 of them) and ALWAY googling knitted cat patterns. I volunteer at a no kill cat shelter too. Love all fur babies! I have framed pictures of my cats here in the office but none of my husband

  376. Judi / November 1, 2013

    My current cat, Misty, is turning into a lover, but my first cat found me to be his whole world. He was a Siamese named Tuptim, Tuppy for short, and even though I had to put him down about 30 years ago (he was sixteen and had liver failure), I still miss him. He was my whole world too.

  377. Harriet / November 1, 2013

    My parents have a new cat whom I met for the first time in September. When I took out my knitting needles and yarn, Bebe freaked out with joy and couldn’t get enough of the yarn, needles, and project. Her first experience with fiber fun. : )

  378. Tracy / November 1, 2013

    A must for every cat-lover/knitter, because what good is your knitting without a little cat fur?

  379. Susan Slack / November 1, 2013

    My Aunt and Uncle just adopted a Siamese who’s quite a talker. I can hear him in the background when I call them.

  380. Michaela / November 1, 2013

    I have 2 cats, Toby and Kyoto. They are both very sweet.

  381. Cristina / November 1, 2013

    We have a lovely little tabby at home who sits and watches me knit, and guards my yarn and needles. He’s also the perfect foot warmer during the chilly months. 🙂

  382. Rose Russell / November 1, 2013

    How cute the mittens are , I missy my sweet cat, too

  383. Karen Szewc / November 1, 2013

    We have a few kitties…the most unusual is Stewart who was born here on the farm, he resembles a Siamese but is not (we know who his momma is) He does all my chores and loves to play with the lambs, chickens and dogs….

  384. Sue Stevens / November 1, 2013

    Love, love, love, my kitties! I never knew there was a book of patterns to create your own! I would make some for my students that are allergic to kitties, so they can share the love!

  385. Rebecca OBrien / November 1, 2013

    Mauser and Mugsy are brothers that we rescued 8 years ago after out beloved 18 yr old Spike passed from cancer. Mauser is a gray tabby and Mugsy is a black long hair. We had to take them as a pair and they are still inseparable. Every day they have a grooming session that leaves Mugsy with his fur standing up on end.
    Mauser has epilepsy and takes pills twice a day – thank goodness for pill pockets. Because treats are involved, when it is pill time he will come and sit – staring at me – until he gets his treats. They are both the most affectionate babes and we were lucky to be the ones who rescued them!

  386. Kristy M / November 1, 2013

    I have two lovley smitten a!! PJ is a DSH who looks like a cow, hence his nickname “cow spots” and a Bengal mix named Althea. They aren’t necessarily the best of friends, but they will use each other for heat when they get desperate!

  387. Gail / November 1, 2013

    I’ve had my Suzy-Q since she was a kitten 1 year ago. She has long, black and white fur, and really long white whiskers. She is the softest cat I’ve ever petted! Even the vet loves her. Yesterday the vet said Suzy should be in movies!

  388. Linda S. / November 1, 2013

    Rorschach reminds me of my Sylvester cat. Even though he’s been gone for over 15 years, I still sometimes miss him and all the others who have passed on. I have eight right now, and they all “help” me with my yarn projects.

  389. Diane Dugal / November 1, 2013

    We have three cats – Tigger, Moosui and Pumpkin Honey. Moosui and Pumpkin Honey came from Cat Rescues in our area. If anyone is able to add another pet to their family there are many from kittens to adults in need of their forever home.

  390. Irene Valdez / November 1, 2013

    We had a very smart cat who was born the runt. His mother left him so we bought a baby bottle and fed him till he grew up. His name was Diego and he was all black and shiny. He had the most beautiful green eyes which sparkled. He loved being carried like a baby. He was the weirdest sleeper though. Would lay on his stomach with his legs spread wide and snored. He just disappeared last fall and we think he might have been poisened. We miss him so much. Every time we see a black cat, we wonder if it’s him.

  391. cindy valerio / November 1, 2013

    My Granddaughter Audrey loves cats. Her Dad is allergic to them so she must love from a distance. I would love knit her a life size cat to love at home!

  392. Lorraine Agnes / November 1, 2013

    I have 13 cats, one I hand raised from the day he was born 6 years ago when his mother left him right after birth, My grand daughter loves cats but due to my son’s allergies can’t have one but with these books I could knit her one. I am for sure a cat person!

  393. Laura / November 1, 2013

    This makes me think fondly of my late Abby, who was my companion for many years. I adopted her and she had obviously been abused, but ended up in a good home. She used to go to sleep every night with her head on my hand. Loved that!!!!

  394. Alexis / November 1, 2013

    Ginger (our cat) rules the house with an iron glove!

  395. Susan Forman / November 1, 2013

    My son has a cat named carter. The most sweetest and fattest cat. When he sits on my lap and I get to pet him all my troubles go away

  396. Cheryl Bast / November 1, 2013

    My manx definitely has me trained to open tuna and give her a treat every day, but I wouldn’t be without her!

  397. Roberta Lykins / November 1, 2013

    I have three rescue cats now. I dearly love them! I have had many rescue cats through the years. Each and every one has been so very special and will always be in my heart. ♥

  398. Marca Fritzemeier / November 1, 2013

    We have a gray tabby named Toby. He loves yarn, spools of thread, anything with ribbons or feathers, and the chipmunks taunting him from outside the windows. The books look like great fun, too!

  399. Jodie Gill / November 1, 2013

    We’ve had a lot of cats in our lives but one of my favorites is Linda, names by my son after his favorite great-aunt. Ironically she now lives with her namesake.

  400. Angela / November 1, 2013

    We have a cat named Cuddles who is the most misappropriately named cat I’ve ever met. The only cuddling she’ll do is on my lap sometimes, and only on her terms. She hardly let’s anyone else touch her.

  401. Sandi Bragdon / November 1, 2013

    I have enjoyed many kitties through the years, but the love of my life was a lavendar point siameise Houdini would disappear when company came out, unless they brought yarn crafts! Then he was always under foot and trying to ‘help’. I would love the chance to knit a dopplegang of him!-

  402. Phyllis / November 1, 2013

    Over the years we have had so many wonderful cats – everyone has or had it’s own distinct personality. The two cats we have now are Nick and Lilianna. Nick is a grumpy old man of 14, totally black with marvelous green eyes, and I hope he lives to be much older – he has an attitude toward everyone, comes and goes as he pleases and sticks out his tongue a lot now. Lilianna is 8 years old and is calico – perfect Halloween colors. She is sweet tempered and loves butter and lying on the top of my recliner whether I’m knitting or reading. Recently Sheba, Lilianna’s mother, passed away. When she was a kitten she adopted my husband (she came up to him when he was at the mailbox, followed him home having decided my husband was her favorite human. She always wanted to be with him. She had long black fur and white under her chin. She didn’t like dogs and teased them – she wasn’t afraid of them. We miss her. I’ve really rambled on about our kitties.

  403. Suzanne / November 1, 2013

    My husband and I teach a special group of students at an international school in Germany. They are Third Culture Kids, or TCKs. They have passports in one culture, have grown up in one or more different countries from their parents’ home culture. It is often like they are living between worlds, a third culture of not ever exactly belonging to one place. My kitty, Edwina, who predates our marriage, came with me from the Humane Society in Kansas and is our own TCK, Third Culture Kitty.

  404. Carole / November 1, 2013

    My cats are my constant, moveable, personal “stitch’n’bitch” group. There’s a little bit of cat (hair) in everything I knit, as a result. Now if I could only teach them to rewind all the balls of yarn they’ve torn up…. Sigh….

  405. Donna / November 1, 2013

    My son bought home a kitty from the shelter that was named “Kittie” about 5 or 6 yrs ago. We thought about changing his name but never did. He is the most loved pet! My kids are always texting me pics of him.

  406. Ruth / November 1, 2013

    love cats would love book

  407. Wanda Whiteside / November 1, 2013

    OK…My sister is a cat lover and has had many cats throughout the years-but the love of her life was Lunk-a-Lunks. Lunk-a-Lunks loved to play hide and seek in my sisters fabric and we would search crying out “Where is Lunks????” One day he hid under some sheer organza clearly we could see him but he still thought we couldn’t- we cried out the usual “Where is Lunks????” we pretended we never seen him and that organza became his favorite spot (go figure) After 16 years of becoming invisible under scraps of sheer organza scraps Lunk-a-Lunks passed away. RIP Lunks!!!!!

  408. Marj Miller / November 1, 2013

    My cat Zara is such a big helper when I knit. She will grab the ball and make a run for it.

  409. Kira Wharton / November 1, 2013

    I grew up with cats and would love to have one. My husband, however, is a dog person. Although I love our dog Lucy, I am still hoping to have a cat again someday.

  410. Robbi / November 1, 2013

    I have always been a dog person, but my sister (who taught me to knit 8 yrs ago) started going through a rough time, divorce after 25 yrs, trouble with teenage girls, job troubles,etc, she ended up taking in and falling in love with Layla and Lucy, sister kittens a daughter brought home. I fell in love with them immediately!! And they love me too, I’m the only one besides my sister that they come around and come out to see! My furry nieces! Now my sister is trying to start over…new career chg which meant a move, school and more financial struggles, she’s put her knitting needles away for a while now and I want to inspire her desire again! I would love to win one of these great books for her! If anything could rejuvenate her knitting it would be knitting kitties for the furry girls! I think it would help with the stress! Thank you for giving such a cool oppurrrrtunity

  411. Robbi / November 1, 2013

    I have always been a dog person, but my sister (who taught me to knit 8 yrs ago) started going through a rough time, divorce after 25 yrs, trouble with teenage girls, job troubles,etc, she ended up taking in and falling in love with Layla and Lucy, sister kittens a daughter brought home. I fell in love with them immediately!! And they love me too, I’m the only one besides my sister that they come around and come out to see! My furry nieces! Now my sister is trying to start over…new career chg which meant a move, school and more financial struggles, she’s put her knitting needles away for a while now and I want to inspire her desire again! I would love to win one of these great books for her! If anything could rejuvenate her knitting it would be knitting kitties for the furry girls! I think it would help with the stress! Thank you for giving such a cool oppurrrrtunity

  412. Paula Kuester / November 1, 2013

    What a purr-fect giveaway!

  413. Loretta Yerbich Aymond / November 1, 2013

    We have a black cat Scooter who we took in as a kitten, it had been my sister-in-laws kitten but she passed away. Scooter decided he was going to be my kitty after we took him in and he follows me around like a puppy dog. We’ve had him now for 13 years and he finally started sitting on my husband lap this year! He’s also a big scaredy cat when it’s storming or there are fireworks – he makes a beeline for my lap &you buries his head underneath my arm or a blanket if I happen to have one.

  414. Natalie / November 1, 2013

    I have been a cat lover and guardian all my life. I recently became an world traveler indefinitely, thus my 2 cats are traveling too! They have their own passports and it is fantastic to have them constantly at my side, even on a plane. Everyone loves them and they receive lots of attention by cat lovers world wide! Life is worth knitting with a kitten!

  415. Jolanda / November 1, 2013

    i adore my 3 cat the young one eats my yarn the real wool of couse no acrylics!!! naughty kitty ……

  416. Carol McMahon / November 1, 2013

    I have had cats all my life. We have two cats, Blue and Brownie, brother and sister we adopted after our cat Stripes passed away at 20 1/2. My neighbor’s cats decided they didn’t want to be mousers so they started showing up at my place plus strays/feral cats which I have been neutering/spaying as I can catch them. I’m a knitter and have made cat blankets and dog sweaters> Have many cat books and would enjoy receiving them. Hope I’m lucky!!

  417. Laura / November 1, 2013

    My black cat Leonard loves my white guide dog Arika and it’s mutual. I’d love to knit a cat for Arika to take along when we travel where Leonard can’t join us.

  418. Julie Lanner / October 31, 2013

    Hi, I have a pretty little white cat named Lilo who is a spoiled diva who refuses to believe that I am in charge. She is as pretty as she is pesky.

  419. Conchita / October 31, 2013

    We had 5 kitties when I was a kid and my absolute favorite was our black and white kitty named Lily. She was the sweetest! She loved snuggling and her purr was like a loud motor!! I miss her to this day.

  420. Lisa / October 31, 2013

    I just learned to knit this summer, taught by my momma who also taught me to love felines as a child. I would love to knit up some kitties for MY grandchildren who can’t have them.

  421. Delilah / October 31, 2013

    It’s been almost a month since our little Smokey (gray tabby) passed away. She was just 9 years old. I’d like to have a new kitty not to replace her – she
    can’t be replaced, but my husband says no. A knitted kitty might soften him up.

  422. Shari Richardson / October 31, 2013

    I have a 5 year old male cat named Grayson. When he was a year old we took him to be neutered and found out he had to be both neutered AND spayed. Yep. Both. Because he had an ovary and a teste! The odd thing about him is when we first got him I named him Gracie because we thought he was a girl! I later changed his name to Grayson after we were told he was a boy. He is the sweetest kitty ever and is small compared to our 3 year old female cat, Mackie. They love each other and play and follow each other everywhere. It doesn’t seem to bother him that he had both girl and boy parts when he was younger! 🙂

  423. pamela / October 31, 2013

    not sure I should enter this one. My daughter may never let me knit anything else!

  424. Magpie / October 31, 2013

    I’m currently fostering two cats for a local cat rescue. They’re a nine-year-old brother sister – he’s a big black-and-white guy and she’s a dainty all-black girl. I’ve promised them that they’ll never leave here for another foster home; until they get a forever home someday, they’re MINE.

  425. S. / October 31, 2013

    My hubby & his coworkers (an all male crew) noticed a cat hanging around at work. They’d put food out for it, fresh water & once it started to get cold left her inside overnight. The guys even made it a nice little nest with a warm bed and cubby in a safe, quiet location with plenty of nom noms. They took up a collection for the vet bill to get her checked over and spayed. She’s been the best thing for this bunch and makes the workday that much better. Even tough guys have a soft spot.

  426. Kathy / October 31, 2013

    Love cats, love to knit, love KnitPicks!! Have had many cats through the years; right now have a spoiled little tortoiseshell “inside” cat, a definite “talker”, who thinks she is Queen of Everthing and yells at us if she doesn’t get her way, and two “outside” cats, an adorable orange tabby Munchkin (google it if you don’t know what a Munchkin cat is!) and a black and white stray with a short (about 4″ with a kink) that was foisted off on me by a friend when he showed up at her house. Other favorites from the past were a pair of brothers who were polydactyl – an orange tabby manx with extra toes all around, big round paws like a snowshoe hare, and a creamy-pale tan guy with a magnificent long tail and “thumbs” on the front paws – actually had multiple extra toes between toes and he had to have surgery to remove a smaller extra toe on each front paw that had the claw curling down and growing into his flesh. Really prefer the real thing, but it would be fun to knit one for a gift or just for the fun of it. I knitted a crab once – a cat would be much more fun!

  427. Lee Ann / October 31, 2013

    I have a 19 year old cat who is probably not going to live much longer. My hubby says no more cats. I guess I’ll have to knit one…..

  428. Norine Hendricks / October 31, 2013

    I still miss our cat Jade and whenever I see a tabby I look to see if that cat’s markings match the ones she had. My story is that Jade knew the sound of our car. When she heard it she’d race to the window and look out and then run to the door, dog-like in anticipation of her family’s arrival.

  429. Toni / October 31, 2013

    We have had soooo many cats and kittens. My daughter, when she was little, was able to experience the birth of many litters. Today, a grown woman, she has a good orange cat named Dyno. Cats, cats, cats from before she was born to the present, 29+ years later!

  430. Sandra Niederhoher / October 31, 2013

    I had a cat named Patience, and she had a lot of personality. I got her from an animal shelter and she was a stray.

    She had her own chair in my sewing room. She knew she was not allowed to touch anything. If she wanted a scrap of fabric or a discarded old shoulder pad she would ask for it with a certain kind of meow. And I’d I said she can have she would take it. She was a beautiful Maine Coon cat.

  431. Marie / October 31, 2013

    I was heart-broken several years ago when I lost my cat and then a year later my dog. I felt so bad I have decided I won’t get another pet. I LOVE the idea of knitting my own cat, that would be just purrrfect. My favorite story is one time I was away and a friend and her Mom were pet sitting for me. They came in the house and my friend went downstairs to let the dog out. Her Mom stayed upstairs. When the dog was done my friend and the dog came up to get her Mom and my cat had her Mom cornered in the living room! She was such a watch cat, she’d protect me from anything big or small. 🙂

  432. Ellen Gaynor / October 31, 2013

    I have a 15 year old Siamese kitty named Sarasumi. She is the funniest, sweetest, most beautiful cat ever. She likes to ride on my shoulders. Since my boyfriend is allergic to her, my next kitty will need to be a knitted one.

  433. Debra Coker / October 31, 2013

    Cats! Love them! I now have five: 2 rescues and 3 big Maine Coons. There’s quite a contrast of different sizes, different colors, and different personalities. I love every one of them. I have a special bond with the youngest since I found him at the age of 4 weeks, with his neck trapped and within hours of death.

    I have had many cats over the years, most of which lived very long lives of up to 20 years. My current sweeties keep my house lively and fun. I’ll never have a home without a cat in it.

  434. susan ecroyd / October 31, 2013

    I love the “Knit Your Own Dog” books, but Alice,and Fiona at my house really think that it is time that cats received equal time. Is there a tuxedo cat in the book? Or a fluffy white round-faced spikey-tailed cat?

  435. Natalie Mietzner / October 31, 2013

    I LOVE kitties! We have three- an all black cat (well, he has a few white hairs on his chest) with green eyes, an Abyssinian, and a beautiful tortoise shell medium haired cat, with a harlequin face (divide face in quarters, opposite quarters in orange and black). Too sweet! They don’t bother my yarn TOO much, but it sure would be fun to make knitted kitties, too!

  436. Kat (aka thekraftykat) / October 31, 2013

    I don’t think I can pick a favorite cat, I’ve loved all my little friends – past and present – too much to choose! 🙂

    I currently have 3 adorable sweethearts. Amber, a orange and white striped grumpy old lady; Shadow, a black and very dark grey striped fuzz ball; and Chianna, a grey and brown multicolored tiger patterned princess.
    They each have strong personalities and are such characters. And they love to set on my feet or next to me when I’m knitting on the couch.

    Thanks for having a raffle to celebrate National Cat Day! All my little kitties say, “Meow!” (which translates to “Thanks!”)

  437. knittin@mac.com / October 31, 2013

    Ah, kittens. My son loves kittens. I so love this book, how have I never come across it before?

  438. Sharon collier / October 31, 2013

    I just love the hand/wrist warmers! and love , love the forest animals! OMG and the knit the kittens, I have the knit your own dog and love that book. I knit a lot of these things for my friends and clients children, and these will be loved when I make and give them ! Beautiful and so cute! I could just purrrrrr Thank you

  439. Vickie / October 31, 2013

    What goes better with a ball of yarn than a kitty kat??

  440. Joan Lichtenstein / October 31, 2013

    At this moment, we have 7 cats who call our place home. I work for the local veterinarian, and we often find a lot of female unwed mothers who produce a lot of darlings. We always find homes for them, and I seem to have adopted a few of these myself. My only non-from-work adoption is a beautiful one-eyed dilute long haired calico we found at the Humane Society. She is so beautiful, but then every cat I have ever seen is incredibly beautiful. I would love to have one of these books and make cat dolls based on my cats.

  441. Andrea / October 31, 2013

    I catsit for two lovely adopted cats. One of them, however, is quite shy; so when I can convince her to come close and chill with me on the couch I feel quite accomplished! I’d love to knit some kitties for the woman I catsit for and my friend (who is also mad for kitties).

  442. Trish Warrick / October 31, 2013

    Mike crossed the bridge a few months ago. He loved yogurt, so I left a dab on the Day of the Dead altar for him.

  443. C.G. / October 31, 2013

    I adopted two kitten sisters a couple of months ago: Jane Austen is a grey tabby and her sister Cassandra is a black kitty. The only thing more entertaining than watching one kitten entertain herself is watching two siblings cut up for hours at a time 😀

  444. Melissa Gay / October 31, 2013

    Our family has two cats, each with their own personality: Fuzzy the older cat doesn’t like too many people but she does let me pet her so I just smile, the other cat Mumbles is the younger cat and she is the size of a horse, well almost anyway and she loves to be petted and when I am holding my granddaughter she will jump on my lap too and while I am petting her she will rub on my granddaughter which she just curls her toes and giggles that there is actually an animal who doesn’t run away from her! Our cats are part of our family, Fuzzy’s full name is Fuzzy Wheelbarger and Mumbles is Mumbles Happy Feet Wheelbarger, because they are part of our family a BIG part and we love em!!!

  445. Sharon Howell / October 31, 2013

    I have two cats. A black & white one named Phoebe. I’ve had her since she was 4 months old in 2004. The other is Isabelle, who I picked up at the shelter a little over a year a go. Isabelle is a year younger than Phoebe and about twice her weight. I wanted a cat that had been surrendered, not a stray, that was an adult. I had talked to Phoebe about it. It had been over a year since Amber had passed away. I guess Phoebe liked being an only cat, even though she and Amber would cuddle together in a chair. These two won’t even sit on opposite ends of the couch together. They just don’t get along very well.

  446. Leena Monchka / October 31, 2013

    I love my cats, we are up to 4. It is amazing how they each have their own personality. I wish there were more programs in place to help with vet bills to lessen the abuse and neglect of unwanted pets.

  447. Caryn Rizell / October 31, 2013

    I don’t have a cat these days, but my sister loves cats and I would think these would be perfect for gifts for her.

  448. Gina / October 31, 2013

    I have two adorable kitties that I love! Out all black fluff Freya and our short haired tortoiseshell Fiona are so cute and playful. I feel like they’ll never grow up. 🙂

  449. Charon / October 31, 2013

    We have 4 psychopathic cats. Each one has their own weird personality. But, all four of them enjoy watching the massive wild turkeys in our yard each day.

  450. Zamiel / Heather / October 31, 2013

    Right now there are 5 kitties in my house. One is a kitten that was dropped off in my neighborhood very young with her siblings. I hadn’t seen the three for almost 2 weeks (neighbor mentioned calling around shelters) when suddenly she showed up again. It was about to get below freezing and well….I’m soft. I’m going to post her around on FB now that it’s after Halloween (mostly black w/ some white) and hopefully someone will snatch her up. She was so shy but I’ve really gotten her to open up, talk to me, and my cats AND pug even snuggle her. It’ll be hard, but I can’t afford another round of shots and spaying, or another mouth right now. But I couldn’t say no to helping her out! Kitties are so :3

  451. Virginia Wahler / October 31, 2013

    My two cats light up our lives. Jayla is a cute little tuxedo who “loves” to help me knit (by chewing the ends of my straight needles or gnawing on my yarn). Of course she “helps” with any kind of craft that keeps my attention off of her. When she isn’t helping me, she provides the entertainment. One of her favorite things to do is to “pole dance” on her cat structure. She will run at full tilt at the three level structure and then swing around and scamper up and around the poles. Sometimes she gets so wild she falls off the cat condo. Her brother, Panther, is the older of the two. He is a black part Siamese. One minute he can look regal and the next he can look like a cartoon cat. His favorite thing to do is groom my husband’s beard. His most annoying habit is headbutting you to wake you up for food. My husband has never really connected with a pet and now after eight years they are glued at the hip. I can see the two of them cuddling on the couch. Cats are awesome!

  452. Nancy / October 31, 2013

    I have two kitties – Tammy (Artemis), who is 14 and a tortoiseshell; and Isis who is 2 and black. Isis has lots of energy, so much that sometimes I call her Dash!

  453. Alexandra Maas / October 31, 2013

    I would love to have a cat, unfortunately I have allergies and can’t keep them in my house. Fortunately the neighbourhood cats come for their treats every day and I can enjoy them from a distance.

  454. Tammi Hackley / October 31, 2013

    We have a family cat who is 21 year old and a Diva. She lets everyone know what she wants and she gets it! Love the books.

  455. Kathy Burkleo / October 31, 2013

    We have two sister kitties, Rachel and Leah. They are both sweet, affectionate kitties. They both have endeared themselves to my husband who is not real fond of cats. They get along well with our yellow lab, Calvin. He loves it when they wash his face. As far as my knitting projects and yarn that are often on the couch, although intrigued, they both have learned not to play with “momma’s knotting”. I would love to knit some kitties in those books! So cute! I love cats!

  456. Nicole / October 31, 2013

    My kitty is a lovely bow-tied boy that looks very much like Rorschach, except he has a snazzy black goatee. Socks caught my heart at the shelter by sticking one little paw through the cage, and then using his other paw to hold my hand when I went up to say hi.

  457. Regina / October 31, 2013

    My cats, Ike and Mike, only THINK they are being helpful while I knit! But they’re good anyway…

  458. Paula Jacobson / October 31, 2013

    I only have one little kitty left. Her name is Louise and she came to live at my house with her sister Thelma 18 years ago last summer. I usually call her Wheezie or Beezie or sometimes just B. Because of a thyroid condition, she has a high pitched little squeak of a voice so I often call her Squeaky Fromm. After I saw the photos of your staff, I realize all of you are perhaps too young to know who Squeaky Fromm is. Louise doesn’t know either.

  459. Erma Ripley / October 31, 2013

    I’m a grandmother who used to have cats when our children were small. Some of them even now have cats. Hubby says we do not need more mouths to feed. But I CAN knit them for my loved ones and charity.

  460. Charlotte Lamers / October 31, 2013

    We currently have 4 cat friends. Cleo, Max, Molly and Gracie. They are a constant source of affection and entertainment.

  461. Michelle Mosier / October 31, 2013

    My husband wanted to surprise me after we had lost our cat, Midnight, to a kidney disease, about three years ago. We found Smokey at our local Animal Shelter. He was just a kitten who backed away from everyone but us so I knew he was meant for us. Since I lost my husband a year ago, Smokey has been a God-send. I am very grateful and blessed to have him. I am glad he chose us to come home with.

  462. Ann Thompson / October 31, 2013

    I have 7 cats at home right now, all rescues, and while I have been called crazy cat lady more than once; I couldn’t begin to imagine my life without them! Each one has unique personalities, special quirks, and some have special needs that would make them unadoptable, and all are super spoiled!

    I would love to win these books, thanks so much for offering them!

  463. Kat McGaha Crabbe / October 31, 2013

    I’ve always had cats, and my current one, Galatea is a beautiful but VERY skittish long-haired calico. The only time she will snuggle up with me is if I’m knitting or crocheting, so you can see why I like my knitting time! I love cat-themed projects, too, and would LOVE to receive one of these books!

  464. Corinne / October 31, 2013

    We are definitely a cat family with 3 fuzzy ones.

    Tonight is Halloween, and two of our cats are in costume as black cats (I wonder why???) and the third one is pumpkin-ish, mostly orange dilute tortie.

    I can’t imagine a home without the kitties, Daisy and Rocky and Dougie (all rescues, by the way)!

    It would be fun to knit “clones” of them!

  465. Cynthia / October 31, 2013

    I adore kittens! I’ve even thoroughly ensured my brother grew up to be a cat person through subliminal messages >.>
    I can’t wait until I can get a cat if my own. A knitted one might do in the meantime, though 🙂

  466. Mary Saunders / October 31, 2013

    Although I don’t have him anymore, I really liked my cat, Barney. I found him living in our barn (hence his name) and while he lived with us he was a great hunter bringing home both birds and rodents. He was friendly and loving and I still miss him.

  467. Sara / October 31, 2013

    I have two cats that own my heart. JD is sweet and laid back and huge! His sister is barely a month younger is tiny and full of energy! Though they are only 7 and 6 months old I can’t imagine them not being a part of my family.

  468. Aurora / October 31, 2013

    I had a Siamese with a tabby tail for 17 years, I sure miss him. I cant have an animal where Im living now. Id love to have a copy of your book so I can knit my own cat.

  469. Susan B. / October 31, 2013

    I’ve got 2 cats. I would love to have these books. Surely my cats are in there, right?

  470. Lisa Kettle / October 31, 2013

    I have two fluffy brown cats –Ephraim and Ernest. One loves chasing my yarn and curling up in my project bag, the other enjoys wearing knitted bow ties. I think they need a new friend made entirely of yarn 🙂

  471. Rachael / October 31, 2013

    My fiancé and I have a tuxedo cat that we adopted just over a year ago. Commander Shepard, named after a favorite video game character, is very friendly. He acts more like a dog sometimes. He loves belly rubs and being held like a baby. He’s also quite the entertainer with his laser pointer. And he surprises us with how high he can jump. He even learns tricks relatively quickly. 🙂

  472. Corey / October 31, 2013

    Love all my kitties. My first cat as a child I remember thinking if her as my guardian angel. Thanks!!!!

  473. Katrina / October 31, 2013

    We have 2 kitties- the oldest we rescued from the humane society last December. Her name is Nugget. The youngest we rescued from a box of kittens dropped at a friends house. Her name is Wednesday. She was less than 1 pound when we brought her home!!

  474. Elixabeth / October 31, 2013

    I have 4 kittehs, A momma Siamese, and 3 babys. 🙂 They are so pretty, and 2 of them look just alike. with the other one looks like their mother.

  475. Dorothy Macdonald / October 31, 2013

    I haven’t had a cat for the fifty-three years I’ve been married to a wonderful man who is very allergic (lots of dogs, though) but I still remember my cats when I was growing up. They were a mother and daughter gray tabbies. The mother died relatively young but Patches used to come with me through the fields and woods, and especially liked picking wild raspberries.. She lived to be 23 and our older children loved to play with her (at their grandparents” house, of course.)

  476. Sarena / October 31, 2013

    My kitty is a rescue named Nicky who YELLS……we all joke about how vocal he is. Nicky also helps me knit by chewing on the yarn so I come to a slobbery end and have to un-knit. He is worth it…my wonderful buddy. I hope I win one of the books so I can knit him a friend.

  477. Mary Bowman / October 31, 2013

    I grew up with two wonderful Siamese cats in our household – Smutty and Caesar. Smutty gave birth to Caesar in my bed when I was about 6 or 8. I miss them. My husband is extremely allergic to cats, so I think it would be nice to knit one. I have a friend who is cat crazy and is making a home for 2 Main Coon kittens just now. She’d also love a knitted kitten.

  478. maureen moniz / October 31, 2013

    When we moved into this house in 2006, there was a white and black stray living in the yard. Although feral, he broke our heart byliving just beyond our ability to help him…we built him a shelter, changed the blankets daily and supplied food and water to boot. In MArch of 2009, we managed to catch him for a “trap-neuter-release” effort, and got him a round of immunizations, While in the cage, I did get to touch him with one finger for about a second… This went on until the ice storm on Oct 31, 2011, when he cried at the laundry room door, and we opened it and HE STEPPED INSIDE!! Immediately after the storm, he was frantic to go out, but we kept offereing by leaving the door open and by October of 2012, he would come in regularly to eat, and then run outside. It is October 2013, and now he sleeps inside most nights.,, I still cannot touch him unless HE allows me to, but I did get to pick him up, just once, while he was eating on the counter in the laundry room. He thinks he is one of the gang ( 3 Maltese’s, a Yorkie and a Mini Pinscher, plus a domestic shorthair, Gracie who is 14), and follows me everywhere, but touching is on his term s only…. Maybe someday Kitters will declare me trustworthy enough…. a girl can dream!!! What a great idea..a kitty blog!!!!!

  479. Betty Rindal / October 31, 2013

    My very best love cats are Siamese, well ok, so they are really people in disguise! My first cat, KiKi, came to live with me when I was a junior in high school. And I have had a variety of them since then. KiKi, KriKet, SaSi, Brandi, Jake, ToKen, and a couple of others. Since I am living with my daughter now and due to allergies, I no longer have a cat, and would love to have a book to knit one. Ssuch fun!

  480. Mary Lou Milazzo / October 31, 2013

    I had two black and white kitties, Lilliputs (she was diminutive) and Jessie-Pie, who moved all over tarnation with us. Would be fun to make some black and white kitties for the X-mas tree this year!

  481. Lizzie / October 31, 2013

    Our kitty Frances is a tabby with the softest fur you’ve ever felt. Her favorite napping spot is on a pile of clean clothes!

  482. Ann Mitchell / October 31, 2013

    Our kitty, Zeke, is the very first pet any of us, (my husband, my 12-year-old daughter, and I) have ever had. He is the perfect first pet, attentive and sweet. He is beautiful and black with green eyes. I never thought I could love a creature as much as I love him.

  483. Donna Ford / October 31, 2013

    Oh, wow! We are truly “cat people”. It broke our hearts to lose our twenty year old. She was older than our oldest child!. We only take cats who have lost their families for one reason or another. Two of ours found our crawl space during an exceptionally cold week Another one’s daddy went to war. The twenty year old had been abused by an alcoholic. . We recently lost another one and would love a way to honor him with a likeness. God has been good to us with our animals. They are precious additions to our lives (even when their temperaments are not so fun). Cinnamon is our orange tabby who at 13 still wants to suckle ears. Callie, also 13, is a calico diva. Loki lived up to his name. It means the Norse god who tends to create chaos. He certainly created it in our home He was only nine when he died last month. The twenty year old was “girl” to us even though she earned her official name of Bandit. We never knew what would go missing while we were at work.

  484. Michelle Nicoletti / October 31, 2013

    I miss my beloved calico kitty Halley’s Comet. She talked a lot, she would say burrrr! Burrrr! Could mean “I’m coming into the room saying hello” or “burrrr! When is supper?” She was beautiful and sweet, miss her so.

  485. Jessica Sauer / October 31, 2013

    We have 2 “babies” who are half-sisters (their mommies were impregnated by the same big tom cat across the street. I rescued the mommy cats when they were dumped on our the lawn of our complex with their first litter of kittens. Neighbors scooped up the cute kittens & left the mother cats to fend for themselves. Soon they were pregnant & I helped deliver both litters-10 in all. My parents kept the mommies & 2 kittens and I kept 1 kitten and found homes for all the rest. Melly, the big Calico, is now 16 & her half sister Taffy is 15. Melly is ill and nearing the end of her life. I’ve knit several blankets for her recently to keep her warm and comfortable. The first thing I ever knit was a lopsided kitty “bed” for her many years ago. I’ve knit numerous toys for her & her siblings (my parents’ cats) over the years. I can’t bear to let her go, but I’ve already given word to the Vet that any “special needs” cat that comes her way I am ready to take in with open arms! I hope to continue to knit for the “babies” no one else wants.

  486. Karen Hoyt / October 31, 2013

    I have sn all white, long-haired cat ( who has 1 small smudge of black on the top of her head). Her name was Star when I got her from a family who was divorcing. I quickly changed her name to Tika or Teeks for a nickname. She only weighed 4 lbs when I got her @ 4 yrs old. I thought she was underwt & kept getting sick. Turns out she is allergic to beef! Ive had Tika for 4 yrs & she loves my yarn, esp tje bagd they are in. She often found in a knitting bag. Im sick myself & dont know what id do wout Tika & knitting in my life! Tika now weighs 8-9 lbs & no longer gets sick (no more beef). Anyway i would love to win a cat book! Thnxs for the chance! K

  487. Stephanie W. / October 31, 2013

    My neighbor’s cat sort of adopted her and though he is very independent he is quite a character. Napping in the sun and making peace with my dog, to mention a few.

  488. Pam / October 31, 2013

    I’ve got 13 cats currently, from Lucky, who’s 13 years, to Merlin, who’s 5 months. I’ll have a tough time deciding who to memorialise (probably Clea, who we lost recently; she was a calico, so very colorful).

  489. jessicac / October 31, 2013

    I have 2 adorable cats we adopted last year… Orson and Rita. We can’t live without them now!!

  490. Sholine Ravensberg / October 31, 2013

    I have more cats then kids – the kids leave but the cats stay. Nothing better then sitting by the fire with a cat on your lap, shoulder, next to you and working on a knitting project….except..when that project is knitting a new cat!

  491. Leslie F / October 31, 2013

    Kitty Khan is a big orange tabby who has taken over our household. He has never met a stranger…and he has trained my husband that big cats need wet food at daybreak and at sunset.

  492. Traci Otte / October 31, 2013

    Great giveaway! Thanks!

    We have three cats right now – Pixel, Fe, and Frisco. We plucked Frisco out of the bushes in July. He was very tiny – only 1.2 pounds. The vet thinks he was about 2 months old. He’s now well over six pounds and is a very sweet boy when he’s not being a little terror.

  493. Rebecca Rohrkaste / October 31, 2013

    In memory of our beloved, departed feline Fiona,
    I would love to “knit my own cat”, in her honor!

  494. Jen / October 31, 2013

    Our cat’s name is Fifi, and we just love her. She loves everything about fiber and yarn, too. We’ve had her for 9 years. She was a stray, but has settled quite wonderfully into domestic life indoors.

  495. Kaeli / October 31, 2013

    I love my sister’s cat Maurice! What a character. I’d love to knit him a buddy.

  496. Karen / October 31, 2013

    My Moyo has been gone now for a few years now and I miss how he liked to “help” me knit or sew, even as annoying as it was at the time.
    He did honour my knitting in his own way. The knit & crochet catnip mice I made when first learning were the ONLY toys with which he would play.

  497. Becky (aka Knittergirl39) / October 31, 2013

    I have 2 – Jada is Domino’s momma. Domino is my baby girl who always has to be right next to me and follow me everywhere.

  498. Robin Hutchinson / October 31, 2013

    My favorite cat of all time is my own cat, Comma. As a newly married homemaker we got her at the local Humane Society at just 6 weeks old. She was an adorable (later beautiful) calico. She walked with me to the neighborhood grocer and waited under a pine tree in order to walk me home. She was best friends with each of my children in turn, and with the neighborhood children as her own outgrew her. She was perfect.

  499. Debi VonBrutt / October 31, 2013

    My mother has two adorable kitties she rescude and they are finally coming out when we are there.

  500. Elendriel Green / October 31, 2013

    I have always adopted or rescued all of my cats. My most recent cats, Banshee and Thor are no exception. I adopted Banshee in 2008 from a cat rescue as a very small black kitten. His antics kept me entertained and he was one of the best jumpers I have ever seen. Unfortunately, Banshee did not have the best of health and from the time he was a year and a half on, he had nothing but health issues with a heart defect being detected when he was two years old. I did research and have a great vet who worked with me to make sure that Banshee got the meds he needed, he was doing great until six month later he took a turn for the worse and passed away a month before his third birthday. A year later, I adopted Thor, who had been rescued from the humane society from a hoarding situation, he weighed 3.9 lbs at 8 months old. His adopted brother Zeus, who we adopted the same weekend, but was 3 months old, weighed 4 lbs. Thor is an absolute scaredy cat. He’s afraid of his own shadow, but he absolutely loves me and he loves being with people. He doesn’t like change, but he loves learning to play with new toys. I can’t imagine my life without the Mighty Thor in it.

  501. shelly e / October 31, 2013

    I miss my kitties Hermes & Cleo, they were the best cats ever!

  502. Megann H / October 31, 2013

    We have three cats, two older cats and a kitten. My older cats love to snuggle when it’s cold, one even crawls under the covers! The kitten lIves to play and chase the other two.

  503. Sasha / October 31, 2013

    We have three cats, all rescues. Our girl is 14 and the boys are two and four. Two tuxedoes, one orange cat. Life is never dull. The youngest greets visitors by standing on his hind legs and hugging their thighs; his favorite foods (to steal) are bread, tofu and twizzlers. The orange cat adores dogs, and begs to play with the schnauzer next door. Our old girl is part feral to this day, and can do without most people, but she is my lap cat. What would I do without all of the purring?

  504. Sigrid / October 31, 2013

    My kitty is an old dilute calico. We are like peas in a pod, and I love her to bits!

  505. Judith / October 31, 2013

    We have a black cat named Lucipurr. He is sweet and funny. He is a little devilish!

  506. Sue Mc / October 31, 2013

    A knitted kitty! Just what mom needs now that she no longer has a real one.

  507. Megan strohschein / October 31, 2013

    I don’t have a cat. I have four! Simba, Kira, Boots and Spunky Doodle. I have seen the Knit Your Own Cat book. It looks fantastic. I could have more cats , but without the fur balls and vet bills! Sweet!

  508. Candice E. Boggs / October 31, 2013

    I have an adorable kitty named Forest. He is a black cat, and I am very passionate about adopting black kittens and cats as they have been some of the sweetest cats I’ve ever met, and so misunderstood. Today is Halloween and every year I like to share about my boys (my black kitty and baby boy passed away in late August) and mention that people need to keep cats indoors in and around Halloween. Any cat really, as if the deviants out there can’t find black cats they will settle for other colors. 🙁 I love cats – Forest brightens my life and literally (not figuratively) wipes the tears away with his soft, fuzzy paws! <3

  509. Maureen / October 31, 2013

    My “lap” cat Oreo loves to snuggle while I knit. She is such a good girl…always avoiding the temptation to play with my yarn as I knit it into lovely garments! Love the idea of making Oreo a knitted friend!

  510. Ruth / October 31, 2013

    Could I knit a kitty?? Yes I could try???

  511. Kris Tromiczak / October 31, 2013

    My red tabby, Weasley, loves sleeping in my yarn, making it TOO hairy. Alas, I have to use clothespins to keep my knitting bags closed. Showing off my stash in lovely baskets simply is not an option. I guess I should count my lucky stars that she doesn’t unravel and tangle my yarn.

  512. Helene Willson / October 31, 2013

    All of our cats were left with us over the years. “Old Girl” was left by the previous owner of the property. We were informed at the closing. The next 2 were a brother and sister that were dropped off. The sweetest pair of cats ever! Finally, we have Angus. When we seriously were going to bring him in to the humane society, he told us no…. by ringing our big cast iron bell on our front porch! He now rings two other bells we’ve hung up around the property. Talk about being saved by a bell! They are all really smart and playful; giving us hours of joy on a daily basis. Although I must admit that I have to still pay attention to who is around while I’m knitting and what kind of mood they are in. LOL!!!

  513. Pam / October 31, 2013

    We LOVE cats in our house but due to allergies cannot have one. Sigh! But we also love knitted kitties.

  514. nona / October 31, 2013

    My daughter, Cindy, has two cats, Basil and Sage. They are 11 years old, and definitely slowing down. Sage is all black. He is the cuddly , friendly one, Basil, his brother, is black-and white and rather odd. He stares a lot and for a while I thought he needed glasses. In his younger years, he was able to leap onto very tall bookcases, and pose in his regal, staring way. He likes petting, but no snuggling. Sage is trying to learn English. When Cindy asks,”Are you hungry?”Sage meows in ways that sound like words. This year I am going to give Cindy a skein of yarn and a pair of knitting needles, and a book for beginner knitters. . I have promised to teach her how to knit , and this year I am going to do it. I think we will enjoy knitting kittens and cats together.

  515. Diana Salmon / October 31, 2013

    I have a 10 yr. old all white cat named Belle. She is the recipient of more of my knit projects than anyone else. These include a knit catnip mouse, a puffed hexagon pad for her cat carrier and for her favorite dining room chair. And I am just now finishing a bobbled cat blanket to put on our bed for her very own bedding. She has her own kitchen drawer that she opens all by herself and totally has my husband wrapped around her tail. She needs a knit friend made from one of these books to keep her company. I forgot that I don’t have any grandchildren but do have 7 Grandkitties for whom I’ve also made catnip mice. They all hope I win.

  516. Jeannine / October 31, 2013

    I have two kitties that love to sit on my lap while I knit or crochet making it hard to complete any projects……

  517. Julie / October 31, 2013

    I had several cats on the farm and had to give them away when we moved to town and I miss them.

  518. Renee / October 31, 2013

    My Bengal, Maxwell, is currently meowing loudly from the place where toys on strings are stored. I don’t know why he doesn’t just play with Margot, the little sister We got to entertain him.

  519. Rebecca / October 31, 2013

    Kitties! I have three, Lilly, Simon and Daisy. Lilly is my first born and really adopted me. I was actually quite frightened of cats. I was volunteering in a vet clinic and one day one of the techs asked if I would like a cat. “No” I said “but I’ll come see it”. She was 6 pounds, a grey and white beauty and as I stood there looking in a little white paw reached out and snagged my pant leg. Love at first sight. Lilly is now 16 and has shown me how wonderful cats can be. Simon and Daisy are both rescues as well thanks to Lilly that first day 15 years ago.

  520. Tina Lavender / October 31, 2013

    I love the idea of a kitty that doesn’t require a litter box. How sweet!

  521. Sumac / October 31, 2013

    Three cats live with me, they’re siblings and almost 10years old! Their mom lived with us for many years, and we all miss her.

    Lovely new patterns!

  522. Cindy Jensen / October 31, 2013

    Our kitty Buehrle looks just like your Rorschach. We adopted him and his sister Dinah, a calico, after they were abandoned behind a dumpster. They are the loves of my daughter. I’ve actually knitted her an Abyssinian kitty from the “Knit your own cat” book. Super cute projects. But my kitty heart belongs to my Moojy, a Russian blue who was my first cat pet. I got him right before I was engaged. First thing he did when I met him was rub his head to mine. Those little headbutts were so cute and affectionate on a little kitty, but really rough when he was a big beefy guy. He would lay on my chest and give me kisses on the chin. He loved to go outside and chomp on the grass, never straying far from me. This cat thought he was human, often laying on my pillow and under the covers at bedtime. He was a fighter, living several years after being diagnosed with thyroid disease.

  523. Scarlett / October 31, 2013

    Our cat, Charlie (who is a girl) has been with us for almost 8 years. She’s grey and white and tubby and sweet.

  524. Krist / October 31, 2013

    I have four cats, but I want to talk about my cat, Socks. He is VERY lucky to be alive today and the reason that I learned to knit. Nearly three years ago, he was diagnosed with cancer. The vet didn’t give him but a few months to live. He was furious with me for it, but I’ve dragged him, kicking and scratching, into near remission. He is now thisclose to being totally healthy!!. It is because of having to learn to give him an IV for a year and a half that I started to learn to knit. The psychological part of using “needles” to knit would help to calm me when I would knit an hour or so before giving him his fluid treatments via IV. While his illness was terrible, it did help to bond us even more. I am very grateful to still have him around, and even more so now that he’s nearly in remission!

  525. Gayle / October 31, 2013

    I love all kitties, having been “owned” by several over the years. My daughter’s cat Lance, a lovely tuxcedo cat loves to cuddle at night and sing

  526. Anita / October 31, 2013

    I have three cats, two older grey tabbies and an adorable one year old black and white kitty.

  527. Monica / October 31, 2013

    My cat Finley is crazy but sweet. He is so full of personality . . . he jumped out of a second story window just to chase a bird (don’t worry he was unharmed and won’t have the chance again!). Anyway, he is a special guy that makes my everyday bright and cuddly. :3

  528. Lynn / October 31, 2013

    We have 8 cats, all of which were saved. Two were adopted from a shelter & the other 6 were feral cats that we brought into the safety of our home space. Still feral to a degree, 3 live in the basement, 1 lives of the second floor & 2 live on the front porch in a heated house my husband built.

  529. Robin / October 31, 2013

    There are currently 13 cats in my house! Eight are our resident cats, and all but two were rescues of some sort. Got the first one, Rufus, as an adult, but he was found as a kitten by another knitter with whom I connected on a messageboard when she needed to find him a home. Shortly thereafter, two kittens born to neighbors of my parents made their way to us. While taking Rufus to the vet a couple months later there were three kittens in a cage in the waiting room… they came home with us the next day. First two kittens finally got names along with the other three: Triquet, Velcro, Moonstone, Rhombus, and CMY. About three years later we adopted Licoris, a kitten from the local rescue, as she was small and would give Moonstone a playmate her own size. And a couple of years later the same rescue talked us into taking Aliquot, a little guy who had been fostered since he was a week old and a narrow success story after being tube-fed.

    A few months later, we noticed a new stray in the neighborhood (we were already feeding one stray) and some time after that she started showing up with four kittens… and those are the other five in our house. We trapped them and brought them in and are trying to socialize them enough to be adopted. At the very least, they’ll all be going to the vet to get fixed and treated. But yes, a VERY full house right now!

  530. Pat Weed / October 31, 2013

    I’m currently owned by 4 cats — three of whom are rescues and one was apparently dumped in our neighborhood. My husband worries that I’ll eventually adopt every stray I find. Apparently this has also rubbed off in our kids. Our three kids are owned by a total of 9! And although non-cat lovers would disagree, each is definitely an individual. I would love to knit with the fur of one our kitties — his fur is almost like angora!!

  531. Paula / October 31, 2013

    Sunny the big orange boy is 18# of tabby – rescued from St. Louis, Mo. Aries aka Boodgie is a rescued flame point and sweet as can be, except for his taste for baked goods. Homemade or exclusive bakery only please. Squeak (must be said with high pitched voice) is the baby of the family, 5 mo. old b/w tuxedo was rescued by me, from a tree in the rain.

  532. Tish Dudevoir / October 31, 2013

    Our cat, Boris Bad-enuf, was rescued several years ago as a tiny kitten on a cold, rainy day by my oldest son. He came to live with us when my son moved to military housing that didn’t allow pets. Boris is very affectionate to everyone except the puppy (an 11 month old Great Dane mix) but Ranger the puppy remains optimistic that he and Boris can become best buds.

  533. Renee Thrasher / October 31, 2013

    Love the kitties! I have 7 currently – have had as many as 15. Yup, crazy cat lady!

  534. Julia Ky / October 31, 2013

    I love these books! I know exactly who to knit some of these patterns for! My kitty Little Man was the most amazing cat ever. He was super cheeky and would hunt mice and birds and not kill them but bring them home stunned. He would then let them go in the house and recatch the animal in front of us to show how amazing he was. It was always an adventure because no matter what we did to prevent him from hunting, he’d still manage to catch something and present them too us.

  535. Susan Davis / October 31, 2013

    Sophie my cat is a shelter cat. She is my second cat and I got her the day after Christmas, 2008. After my first cat passed it was 5 years before I got Sophie. She was surrendered to the shelter because her owner passed. She was sick, sad, over 5 years old and no one wanted her. It was a perfect fit; I lost my cat and she lost her master. We are inseparable.

  536. Anick Lapointe / October 31, 2013

    My cat Coco is a traveler. I received her when she was a kitty by plane from Oklahoma. It was quite a story. I bring her everywhere I go. She likes to play hide and seek and also with my knitting project. She is a cutty.

  537. Lynne Dardanell / October 31, 2013

    Love love love the new cat knitting books! Would love to win one. Thank you!

  538. Teresa R. Roberts / October 31, 2013

    I don’t have any cats of my own but I housesit for two lovely lady cats that were born on my birthday (Bastille Day). They are named Eloise and Madaleine. Magnifique!

  539. susan h / October 31, 2013

    I have had many kitties come and go. Currently added to the crew is a mom and her remaining two kittens. Poor thing had been abandoned in a field behind where I work in a heatwave right before the july crazy. Mom answered to Madelyn so that is her name.

  540. Sherian / October 31, 2013

    My husband and I rescue both dogs and cats. I love the idea of being able to capture the cats who have crossed over the rainbow bridge in yarn!

  541. Barbara / October 31, 2013

    We have 8 kitties but no knitted ones. I think we need a couple of those. They would certainly be easier to take care of! Don’t know what I’d do if we didn’t have at least a couple of cats to keep us in line.

  542. Mary Alice Helgesen / October 31, 2013

    I love my rescue cat. She is shy, very affectionate, and even comes when we call her. When we took her to the vet recently, he welcomed her into senior citizen years, but we hope to have her for many more years.

  543. Sue Snow / October 31, 2013

    I have two kitties, Blackie and Ria. They are brother and sister. One minute they’re sleeping in the same cat bed, and the next they’re rolling on the floor and the hissing begins. Yes, just like human siblings!

  544. Heather / October 31, 2013

    Awwww, I would LOVE a kitty book! Though I love dogs I AM part cat! I have 4 indoor kitties and rescued 4 outdoor kitties (and had them all fixed and all are spoiled) — they would love it if their Mommy could win a a kitty book! 😛

  545. Julia / October 31, 2013

    I had my Daniel for 15 years. He was the runt and kind of ignored by the mother attention-wise so he was with me every minute. I taught him how to sit and high-five when he was a baby and he could still do it on command as an old man! Danny had the loudest purr and was the only cat of our 4 to sleep in the bed I knit for them. Sadly, Daniel passed away in March of this year. I’m so glad I got to spend so much time with him, but I still miss him every day.

  546. Tori / October 31, 2013

    I adopted 2 sister cats about a year ago and named them Sansa and Arya (their names match their colors and personalities for sure!). Sansa “talks” to us a lot and will cry at our feet until we bend over so she can kiss our faces… just the other night I successfully taught her to play fetch and it’s the cutest thing. 🙂 Arya is a little more quiet and on the timid side, but has the highest jump I’ve ever seen (seriously, she’d be a great basketball player if she were a human). I absolutely love my cats to death and can’t imagine not having them!

  547. Kathy Glasgow / October 31, 2013

    We have two cats that are grandmother and grandson. Maggie (grandma) does not like grandson (Midnight), who wants to be friends. She is much smaller than he is, but she is still QUEEN of the house!

  548. Carissa / October 31, 2013

    I ssssooooo wish I could have a cat. I luv them. My whole family wanted a dog instead, but I certainly would knit a cat instead and then we can all be happy! 😉

  549. Wunx~ / October 31, 2013

    I have been owned by cats for more than half of my life and wouldn’t know how to survive without their supervision. I am currently being bossed around by Queen Kitsune and Princess Sachiko. (The Princess position is even better than the Queen job – it has all of the perks and none of the responsibilities.)

  550. Joanna / October 31, 2013

    Despite being allergic to most animals, I fell head over heels for my best friend’s little snuggly black fluff ball. We were roommates for a year and every Friday I would insist Madison sleep on my bed and I would wake up hourly to pet her. I couldn’t let her sleep in my room any other night of the week because I got no sleep! She was just so cute I couldn’t resist waking up to look at her sleeping! Gah!

  551. Polly Mertz / October 31, 2013

    I adore all of my grandkitties–Moe, Olive, Gus, and Linus. They always make me smile.

  552. Johanna / October 31, 2013

    Our cat Misu loves to take naps on wet wool. This means I have to hide my sweaters when I’m blocking them. She will also pull out all the needles and spread them around the house. And, like many other cats, she loves to play with yarn. If I leave a project out I have a lot of mending to do in the morning 🙂 We have had her for four years now, she came to us as a very young kitten after she was found abandoned on the streets of NYC.

  553. Jeanie / October 31, 2013

    My dear sweet cat died just last week–I miss him very much–when I saw this book I was stunned and sad and happy and now I have to buy it and knit may kittens!!!! 🙂

  554. Nancy Simons / October 31, 2013

    What could be better than knitting a kitty when you have a kitty snuggled in your lap?
    TWO kitties!
    I’d love to try to make a toy Toyger cat, of which I have two – they looks like miniature tigers, are as sweet as can be.Thanks!

  555. Lin Schoelch / October 31, 2013

    I am the”aunt” to a very special ,rescued little Kitty named Hemingway. He is a very small, love able little guy who is very sick right now, struggling to eat and drink so he can get well. He sleeps snuggled up under the chin of his great big brother dog, Jake, who is his sleep buddy and night nurse. Hemingway’s Mom is an avid knitter and I know she would love to knit a couple of knitted Kitty buddies for Hemingway.

  556. Bonnie Gault / October 31, 2013

    I have 3 cats. Timmie, White Cat (aka Large Marge), and Goldilocks (aka Porch Kitty). Our first cat died 3 years ago and was the sweetest of them all. Streak was so loving and would chase you down for an olive or a cheeto. We love all our kitties but we really miss Streak!

  557. Molly / October 31, 2013

    I had a cat named Paisley who would bite the tops off of all my little plants, but make up for it with expert cuddles. He also used to watch me knit like he was watching the most entertaining TV show of all times and then he would start eating the yarn. I miss him!!

  558. Kathy Swanson / October 31, 2013

    I have the softest cat who used to be a skitty kitty. She was very uncomfortable around people, but after three years of slow movements and soft voices, she has come out from under the furniture and has become my lap kitty. She is the sweetest thing and I am so glad she is now enjoying life to the fullest.

  559. Sara Kline / October 31, 2013

    I love cats almost as much as I live my husband. Unfortunately, my husband is allergic to cats, so I need to knit myself one!

  560. Donnell Sutherland / October 31, 2013

    My kitty is a little tuxedo cat who adopted us when she came out of the woods to join my husband on the deck in the back yard. She’s fierce and at 7 pounds, totally intimidates our 70 pound collie.

  561. Susan Dye / October 31, 2013

    I celebrate my beautiful Rescue cat, Braveheart, every day. The presence of a cat automatically makes the day better.

  562. Marissa / October 31, 2013

    I love kitties! My beautiful baby is 12 and still acts like a kitten

  563. jax / October 31, 2013

    Tobias is our spoiled shelter cat. He loves to bask in the sun from my kitchen chair where he can watch the birds at the feeder.

  564. Joan / October 31, 2013

    We had Sherbert, a huge orange cat, for eighteen years. I still miss him, but I have a knitted version that was given to me. I’d love to be able to make one for my grand daughters.

  565. Leslie Smith / October 31, 2013

    We have four cats at the moment. Millie the calico and her three daughters. The oldest is Sylvie ( Sylvester turned out to be a girl). She’s black and white. Did you guess? The other two are fluffy Siamese mixes and you can tell them by their faces. Smudge has a black streak onher nose. The last one has a moustache reminiscent of a certain WWII dictator. There is even a website for cats who look like her. I will let you guess her name.

  566. Suzanne Bitondo / October 31, 2013

    I was buying mouse traps in a hardware store when I mentioned tomthe clerk that what i really needed was a cat. She just happened to have 5 kittens. That was how I got my wonderful Thor Thunder Paws. He’s a year old and has caught 4 mice, all in the house or g arage. He doesn’t kill them. He plays “catch and release” until I take them away and set them free in a nearby park.

  567. ElizabethGS / October 31, 2013

    Our newest is Percy (Sir Percival to his friends). He brings us back up to 7 in-home kitties after losing 2 of my babies earlier this year, along with their ‘Boss’, my beautiful American Eskimo Dog Kaya who never quite ‘got’ that head-butting thing but cuddled up with 2 of her favourite kitties anyway. Kuma still misses her but is beginning to make friends with Percy. His 3 sisters: Kira, Kimba & Chloe are all still here too and all 13 yrs. old. Alfie is coming back from detached retinas, thyroid and kidney disease. We don’t know his age since: he came in from the cold in 2009–only that he’s a Senior. My oldest, JenniPurr is using up her 44th life. She’s 21 and still purring along like the Energizer Bunny Cat. Knitting around any or all of them is an exercise in futility. I would love to knit each of them their Doppelganger, though. Wouldn’t that be amazingly cool?

  568. Susan Lindrud / October 31, 2013

    Knitted kitties might be more practical that real ones. I have two, both introduced to the house by my kids, which is my excuse to adore them. They drag my yarn all over the house and frequently hide it on me. I think they resent yarn residing in baskets that are just the right size for cats.

  569. Sue / October 31, 2013

    Our kitty got his name at the shelter – Hemi – because his motor is always running! He’s the most awesome boy, meeting us at the door wanting snuggles every night.

  570. Peggy / October 31, 2013

    My cat is Ms Kitty, I would love to win these books!

  571. Doreen Riche / October 31, 2013

    My kitty looks like yours. Her name is Alpha Cat. When she wants to be cuddled, she pulls my knitting from my hands .

  572. Lily / October 31, 2013

    I have two cats. The first one is a 5-year old tabby with beautiful tiger-like markings named Kimchi, he has been an outdoor kitty, slaying birds left and right then leaving them in the kitchen as an offering. Although he is very ferocious, he has his kitten moments such as crawling up to me at night and falling asleep on my stomach. My second kitty is a one year-old Bombay kitty named Captain Kirk; he is very mischievous and often gets himself into trouble due to his curiosity. He is the friendliest cat and purrs very loudly, he is also my alarm clock because when it goes off, he will climb up to me and then sit on my face.

  573. Casey mmazzio / October 31, 2013

    I love my cat big daddy Lewie. We rescued him and. He make my life so much better

  574. Sylvie / October 31, 2013

    My cat looks like an anime character. She’s solid black, tiny, and has huge yellow eyes and short round ears.

  575. melissa bailes / October 31, 2013

    My cat was found at our church after service in a drenching downpour. He ran to my daughter’s outstretched arms. He has an orange heart on his side and used to ride on the seat of my mom’s walker before she went into the nursing home. He was a great companion to her. At 96 she still knits and had taught Jake to never play with the yarn in her lap. He still lets me knit without bothering my yarn.

  576. Penny Smith / October 31, 2013

    I have two cats I rescued one cold day last winter, and an old cat that tolerates the new ones. Duke, Violet and Cheeto, all love to help with my and my sister’s knitting projects. They have their own basket of yarn they play with, so that they leave our projects alone!

  577. Renae / October 31, 2013

    We have two cats a Maine Coon named Quoddy after the West Quoddy Lighthouse in Lubec, Me and a Siberian Forest named Tuvan after the language of the country of Tuva located in Siberia.

    My first pet was a cat called Tiger which at the age of 5 I lied to the owners and said it was ok to take him home. Of course I was found out, but I got to keep him!!

    Many dog pets later I have returned to cats and it is a lot of fun. As one person said, “Dogs have owners and Cats have staff.” It is good to be staff again!!

  578. Nancy / October 31, 2013

    Both my husband and I love cats. A few years ago for Christmas I gave him a beautiful Maine Coon, female, classic red tabby with white cat he named Butterscotch and he gave me a handsome male Maine Coon, classic brown tabby with white cat I named Sambuca. They keep us entertained and are the best gifts ever! Butterscotch is a princess and knows her station in life and Sambuca is a clown who makes us laugh daily. Can’t tell you how much we love them.

  579. Deanna / October 31, 2013

    MEOW!

  580. Lori Stathem / October 31, 2013

    I love cats! My favorite was a black and white kitten I had found at a car wash. Unfortunately she was filthy with car oil and I spent hours getting her cleaned off. I named her “Baby” . She would always sit in my lap when I was knitting. I miss her terribly. I would love to win one of the books, they look adorable!

  581. Karey / October 31, 2013

    Our Primrose was rescued by the Humane Society from a hoarder who had 51 cats. About half of them were too ill or too neglected to survive. Primrose was so pretty, they made great efforts to save her, but she was also so shy they did not immediately realize she’d reverted to being feral. It was hoped that once she went to a good home, she’d become tame again. Instead, after 10 days, she “escaped” to the cellar, found a hiding place between the inner and outer walls of our house, and hid there quietly starving to death for five weeks. In that time, I contacted all the neighbors for two miles in every direction, set out a live trap (and didn’t catch anything) and cried a lot. Eventually she yowled – she was close to death – and we broke down the walls and found her. She still would not come out, so the live trap came inside and caught what was by then less than a pound of spitting, starving, frightened adult cat. For three months, we nursed her back to health in a large rabbit cage set up in our living room, she slowly got used to us, and became slightly more tame. Meanwhile, a carpenter repaired the walls and closed off all between-the-walls escape routes. Just when we thought she’d never want to leave the cage, she decided she would try it – and hid in the linen closet for weeks. Seven years later, she’s a plump and beloved couch potato who loves attention from her devoted humans… except at mealtimes, when she turns into a sort of feline border collie, loudly herding whoever’s around to her empty food dish. She’s the personality kid.

  582. kimberley / October 31, 2013

    I have two ‘loveys’ in my home. Their names are ‘little-grey-guy’ and ‘skunky’. My two older children gave them to me for my birthday last year……. following the loss of my precious cat named ‘pew-pew’ who lived with us for 18 years. I love cats very much and also knitting,
    sewing, and weaving. Thanks for a chance at this contest!!

  583. Shawn Michelle / October 31, 2013

    My husband found our cat when he was a kitten. He was living in a vacant lot next to where my husband worked. His mother and brother and sisters had been killed when some workers came in to clear brush off the lot. So my husband called me up and asked if he could bring the poor thing home. That little kitten is now a balding senoir with saggy skin and a place in my heart forever. I could not have asked for a better cat.

  584. Chrissy / October 31, 2013

    OMG! I have three kitties and they are all so adorable. I have to use my willpower to not adopt more. I just love the fact that I saved their poor little helpless souls from the pound. All three of them were gotten off of Craigslist just as they were about to be taken to the pound. 🙁 I couldn’t imagine that happening to them.

    Honestly, I used to say I “hated” cats, because I was allergic to them. Then I felt so bad for Bart, my first baby, and I was hooked. They have such amazing personalities!!!

  585. Kyla / October 31, 2013

    I have two kitties Moonshadow (aka the Beastly Beast) and Jack (aka the Snuggle Beast). Moonshadow is a small black fluffy cat that gives the sweetest kisses and makes all birds tremble in fear. Jack is a large white cat with a grey mohawk that loves to snuggle and attack yarn. They both love their belly rubs, kisses, treats, and cat nip. They also love to help me work on knitting, weaving, spinning, and sewing. Life would not be the same without my beasts.

  586. Karen Hagstrom / October 31, 2013

    we are down to only 3 kitties now – all 3 are strays who appeared one each year on our doorstep (told the vet when we took the last one to them for shots, etc. that there must be a sign out by the road that only cats could see saying “any strays go to that house – they are suckers for a pretty face”) The first one we named “Hobo” since he was a hobo who lived on our front porch until it got cold & we brought him inside – the next one I could not think of a name when I took her to the vet for shots when we brought her in – so she is “kitty” – the last one was so cute & I knew he was going to be spoiled – so his mane is “Trouble” – and he lives up to his name!!!!!

  587. Debbie / October 31, 2013

    We have two cats, a bulimic Siamese named Cam and a very skitty tabby named “Boy Kitty” . Cam is our under the covers foot warmer. Love them both and I can’t imagine being without a cat in the house.

  588. Tasha / October 31, 2013

    My favorite cat was my foster kitten. He was found on the side of the road and a friend picked him up since he was so small and another kitten didn’t make it. He was amazingly sweet and dramatic!

    During his first vet visit, they had to draw blood to rule out feline AIDS. After they took the blood, the refused to hold his head up and lay there in my arms, head limp with glazed eyes. I worried until the nurse called his name. He picked up his head, glared at her, then went back to being dramatic.

    He loved to lay on my arm while I wrote stories on the computer. Whenever I stopped typing, he would gently stick his claws in my arm to convince me to type again (he liked the movement of my arm muscle). He also managed to steal an entire pillow from me every night even though he was so tiny!

    I did eventually find him a forever home that he absolutely loves to this day! It was so hard to give him away but I knew it was a temporary situation. He was such a character!

  589. Cat / October 31, 2013

    We have four dogs and no indoor kitties, but have several feral/strays that we put out food and water for. Some come and go, but our little Blackcat has stayed around for three years now. She has become a very trusting and sweet kitty and loves us so much. It’s hard to not feel that she is just as much a part of our family as if she was an indoor kitty!