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There is no surprise that many knitters love cats. And cats love knitters, and probably even more they love the wool. Sitting, quietly occupied, in a trancelike silence cats and knitters share so much. In quiet solitude they sit, counting rows, stitches, checking colors, or licking paws and whiskers. They often share their space with each other and both have developed cozy to an art. So, for this special group of feline lovers what wonderful holiday gifts might be the perfect indulgence? Look no further, here are some perfect gifts for cats and cat lovers, the knitters edition. Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza the perfect gifts for knitters are here.
Morehouse Farm is a small farm located in the Hudson Valley of New York that raises sheep that produce the most wonderful merino wool that is soft, warm and comes in a rainbow of colors. To tempt the feline lovers among the knitting community they have some wonderful ideas for how to use their yarn. Their selection includes CatMat KnitKit a kit for a 15 x 12 mat for your favorite feline to snuggle on. Including yarn and pattern you just provide the needles. The CatWrap KnitKit is fun and warm neck warmer to chase away the chills or top your fashion look off with CatCap, a kitty inspired hat, to keep your head warm. Or how about a cat pillow to decorate the home or a cat bag to hold the yarn, or shopping, or whatever? These would all make great gifts for the knitter, or to give from a knitter to a cat lover.
What about some knitting books which will keep the cat loving knitters busy? Or, if you are the knitter you can use these to make gifts. Short of time? Don’t be afraid to give certificates for what they will receive once the project is completed (not perfect, but this is the real world after all!)
Knitted Cats & Kittens by Sue Stratford is a delightful book chock full of adorable and cute cat patterns.
Beautifully photographed with clear instruction this is a perfect gift for a cat lover. Either to knit, dream about, or aim for.
Knit Your Own Zoo by Sally Muir covers the spectrum of zoo animals which includes tigers and lions. If you need a safer version then Muir’s Knit Your Own Cat is the better bet. Featuring wonderfully soft and creative cats there is no reason why you can’t have a cat. This will make the landlord happy.
Finally, Pet Projects by Sally Muir has a couple of projects that will have you knitting for your lucky kitty.
A cat pillow (either for Fluffy or owner) and a mouse mat (definitely for Fluffy) will decorate the living space, keep the lucky feline warm and add happiness to the lives of both owner and pet.