I don’t knit with mohair yarn; it makes me itch. But don’t worry that I’m doomed to smooth yarn projects only. Once I start knitting, enough cat hair makes its way into the yarn to create that characteristic fuzzy quality.
This is pretty much every knitting project ever. As soon as it’s more than 4″ long, one of the cats wants to nest on it, regardless of how inconvenient that might make my ssk.
I spend a great deal of knitting time wrestling yarn away from cats and convincing them that no, that $20-a-skein yarn is not meant for them to floss their teeth with.
I have actually adopted this trick I found on Pinterest.
The yarn goes in the pot, and the working strand comes out the spout. It works a treat as long as I keep the lid on. If I forget, one of the cats inevitably tries to fish out the yarn ball and make off with it.
So if you receive one of my hand-knitted gifts, you know it’s made with love. From ALL of us.