Dear crafters of the internet with cats: this is my first experience with kittens this young (12 weeks), so I had no idea they explored so much of the world by chewing on things.

In your experience, at what point can they be trusted around yarn/knitting? 6 months? 1 year? Never?

My grandmother's favourite story about their adult family cat was about a knitting set which was "kidnapped" and the thread wound around several chair and table legs.

I think it very much depends on the individual character of the cat, but wouldn't trust an unattended knitting set if the cat us not very mellow :-)


@unixwitch oh noooo

I have had cats accidentally take some knitting with them and wind it around the living room, usually followed by me saying "nonono, stop so I can get that yarn unhooked from your leg"!

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