Wednesday, 17 February 2016

kittens knittin' mittens

Let's talk kittens.

No, let's talk mittens.

NO, let's talk about kittens wearing mittens.

NO, I know something even better than that about which to talk.  Better than kittens wearing mittens, you say?  How can that be?

Let's talk about kittens wearing mittens that have been knitted by kittens. KITTENS KNITTIN' MITTENS!  Yeah, let's talk about that.

On the other paw, how 'bout we talk about my sister Mason's thumbs?  Actually, those would be on the same paw because it's because of those thumbs of hers that I'm thinking she could knit up some mittens and it's because of those thumbs of hers that if she were to wear paw wear, she would need mittens because without those thumbs of hers, she would only need socks.  And let's face it, my friends, talking about kittens knittin' socks just doesn't have the same kind of ring to it at all.  MOUSES!

Oh yes, it has been a long-held belief of mine that if ever there were a cat in my family to start knitting up mittens, it would be my sister, Mason.  Mason has a true love of the yarn, for sure. Whenever Peep #1 starts knitting up nip mice and the like, Mason is right there, paws at the ready. Peep #1 has always assumed that Mason simply wants to play with the yarn but Mason and I know better.  She wants to learn how to knit  She wants to learn how to knit mittens.  MOUSES!

And why mittens, you ask?  Well for starters, mittens rhymes with kittens.  MOUSES!

But besides that, she has those thumbs.  She needs mittens so as to accommodate her thumbs. You know, mittens instead of the socks.

And besides that, what else would a kitten who was knitting wanna knit?  MOUSES!

Scarves?

Well actually...

Now scarves, you see, are a totally different beast.  They have their pros and their cons but generally speaking, the pros outweigh the cons, to be sure.

The problem with scarves is twofold.  For starters, if they're too long, they fall into your food and get all icky.  Of course that all depends upon the food.  If the food is super yummy, the scarf isn't so much icky or soiled as it is...  flavoured.  And technically, flavoured scarves aren't all that bad. Believe me, I know.  Not that I've ever worn such a scarf myself as personally, I don't wear scarves, but I've read about these things in the kitten knittin' manuals and the like.  And I may have helped a peep's scarf...

But never mind that.  Fact of the matter is, a scarf dipped in a bowl of cream is a scarf to be enjoyed, for sure.

Now if said scarf were to be accidentally dipped into a bowl of lemon juice or something like that then... Well...  Yeah, that counts as icky as icky can be. MOUSES!

The other problem with scarves is that they can make a kitty trip something awful.  You ever try wearing a scarf while chasing a mouse?

Truth be told, I haven't either because as I stated earlier, I don't wear scarves but again, I've read all about scarf related trip-ups in the knitting manuals for kittens and apparently it's a huge problem in areas where kittens regularly wear scarves with their mittens.  MOUSES!

But the knitting of scarves is not to be totally ignored by knittin' kittens.  A scarf, you see, in a pinch, can be used as an excellent interactive toy to be played with, with the peeps.  Oh yes, a scarf can make a wonderful toy to be chased and caught and then let go and chased some more. Dip that scarf in a little cream and you have one very tasty toy, to be sure.  Dip it in a little tuna juice and....

Mmmm....  tuna.  *sighs*

Now, where was I?  OH YES, I was dreaming of tuna juice flavoured knitted scarves.

Now the thing with these scarves is that if a kitty wants a scarf toy, especially a flavoured scarf toy, a kitty is most likely gonna need to knit said scarf up by himself, or of course, by a sister with thumbs.  Why, you ask?  Well I'll tell you why, my friends.  The reason is as simple as pie.

Pie?  Chicken Pot Pie?  Chicken Pot Pie flavoured scarves?  Mmmm....

But getting back on track.  Peeps generally tend to frown upon their scarves being dipped into various flavouring ingredients on account of peeps generally not being able to identify a good thing when they see it.  Or taste it.  Or smell it.  Or whatever.

And speaking of smells...

You dip a peep's knitted scarf into a bowl of tuna juice and a week later, you'll be hearing about nothing else but the smell of that scarf, from your peeps.  And what you're hearing won't likely be good, either.  It happens. Happens more often than you might think.  MOUSES!

So this, my friends, is why we cats need to start knitting ourselves. Knitting mittens and scarves and the like.  As I am personally thumbless, I must rely upon my sister Mason's knitting skills. Unfortunately, she has yet to acquire any.  That's right, she has yet to learn how to knit but I'm confident that I'll have that sister kitten of mine knittin' mittens in no time.  And scarves, of course, too.  Scarf toys, that is.  And they will be ever so fine.  Especially once they've been dipped into the tuna.  MOUSES!

32 comments:

  1. Our lady doesn't knit either or maybe she could help you out with the mittens and scarves.

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    1. Yeah, if Mason would learn how to knit the scarves, I could handle the dippin', for sure. purrs

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  2. I could go for a tuna-flavored scarf!

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  3. I'm not too sure about the mitten thing but a hat would be okay with me!

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    1. I've always had trouble with hats. Never figured out what to do with my ears, you see. purrs

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  4. Hmmmm Mason better get to learning that knittin' kitten! That tuna flavored scarf toy now....*sigh* heaven....

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    1. Well she certainly has the thumbs for it! purrs

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  5. Balaclavas could be the answer, and cardigans, cardigans with pockets for nip. Mind you the buttons would be an issue not having thumbs. Hmm, I'll get back to you on that one...

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    1. Velcro. Velcro might work in a pinch. purrs

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  6. I always thought knitting was HUMAN work!

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    1. Trouble is getting 'em to do it. Especially when they learn you're gonna dip the scarves into the tuna. MOUSES!

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  7. You mean humans actually complain if their scarf gets dipped in tuna? Unbelievable!!!

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    1. I know! I think it should be a selling feature, for sure!!! purrs

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  8. mason.....we lovez yur paws.....thumbz and all.... N thanx everee one for gettin bak on trax & away frum BURD PIE.....eeeeeeeeeegggaaa....we thinkz a nice mittenz & scarves set wood be a grate seller....sure itz been done bee fore...but.....NEVER...in tuna flavorz { we will order a set oh three pleez } ♥♥♥

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    1. Three tuna-flavoured mitten and scarf sets coming right up! purrs

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  9. hehehe my mum can knit you scarf toys,xx Speedy

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  10. Mum stops knitting when Pixie arrived home. We wonder why. Purrs

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    1. Nissy used to like to suck on the yarn AS the peep was knitting. Slobber all over the place. MOUSES!

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  11. Mason and I could start a knitting club.....we're both blessed with thumbs - we ought to put them to good use!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. A knitting club, you say? Mouses that's a good idea, for sure! purrs

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  12. Knitting is fine but just don't get any ideas about sucking up that yarn.

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    1. No, I'm not into that. Nissy would suck on the yarn AS the peep did her knitting but he never swallowed or chewed it or anything. Just slobber, really. Then the peep would get a paw full of slobber and cry, "Ewww!!!" purrs

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  13. A tuna-dipped scarf! Please let Mason know she can knit me one as soon as she learns to knit!

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    1. I shall put your name on the list, for sure! purrs

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  14. Tuna scented accessories! Sounds like a great idea...

    Noodle and crew

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    1. Doesn't it, though? I've got to market this, for sure. MOUSES!

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  15. Your sister best get learning to knit very soon. Flavored scarves- you are onto a new business venture. :)

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    1. I sure am! I'm gonna make a fortune with this, for sure. purrs

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  16. No knittin' mittens, kittens,scarves here. But I'll make first bid of 12 bags of humongous nip on the first scarf Madson makes

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