Wednesday, 6 December 2017

knittin' with kittens


Want some help there, Peepers?

Hmmm...

Oh Peepers, you want some help?

HMMM...

You know, Peepers, it's not nice to ignore a kitty, ESPECIALLY when said kitty is offerin' his help.  MOUSES!

So...

SO YOU WANT SOME HELP THERE, OL' FIRST PEEP OF MINE?

What?  What's that look for?  Peepers, I don't think I like that look you're givin' me, at all.

Okay, well now you're just bein' rude.

I SAID, NOW YOU'RE JUST BEIN' RUDE.  It's not nice to laugh at a kitty, Peepers, ESPECIALLY when said kitty is offerin' his help.  MOUSES!

What do you MEAN my helpin' you with your knittin' isn't actually helpin'?

And if I'm not helpin', what am I doin'?

DON'T ANSWER THAT.

MOUSES!

Hey Peepers...  CATCH!

Well don't just sit there, Peepers.  Go fetch your ball of yarn.  I'll give you a hint.  It rolled under the pink chair over there.

OF COURSE my tossin' your ball of yarn is helpin' you with your knittin'.  Don't be so silly, Peepers.  Haven't you ever heard 'bout how peeps shouldn't sit about in one place for extended periods of time?  It's good for you to get up and stretch, now and then.  Get up and stretch while fetchin' that ol' ball of yarn.

Oh, don't give me that look, Peepers.  Deep down you KNOW I'm helpin' you out, for sure.  Now be a good peep and paw me over a couple of needles.  I'd like to try my paw at some actual knittin', too.

Okeydoke.  So uh...  So what are we knittin'?  Biff bags?  Nip hearts?  Some other kinda knitted nip toy?

You're knittin' a what?

A WHAT?

You're knittin' a cowl, you say?

Hmmm...

That anythin' like a chicken, Peepers?  You know...  Cowl... Fowl...

And where are you plannin' on puttin' the nip stuffin'?  Now if you were knittin' up a turkey...  Well turkeys get stuffed all the time, don't they?  But chickens?  Chickens, I'm not too sure about, so...

What do you MEAN a cowl has nothin' to do with chickens?

MOUSES!

Although truth be told, what you're knittin' really doesn't look like any kinda bird I've ever seen before.

And by the way, it doesn't taste like bird, either.

How do I know what it tastes like, you ask?

Well...

Oh, DON'T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT.  You know perfectly well that I like to slobber over your yarn while you're knittin'.  I've done it before, and I'll do it again.  The fact that I just did it a few minutes ago should come as no surprise, at all.

MOUSES!

Just IGNORE the slobbery wet bits of yarn, Peepers, and keep on knittin'.


I'm tellin' ya, it's like havin' to spoon-feed a kitten.

MOUSES!

Okeydoke, so what are we knittin' again?  Some kinda non-chicken, non-fowl cowl?

Yeah, 'cause who wouldn't want one of those?

WAIT A MINUTE.

Those cowl things.  Those are the things peeps wear 'round their necks in the winter.  Peeps wear 'em to keep warm and toasty when goin' out in the snow.

You know, instead of wearin' a collar.

Hmmm...

So Peepers, for whom are you knittin' this cowl?

You are?

YOU ARE?

You're knittin' the cowl for me?

MOUSES!

WAIT A MINUTE.

Wait a darned cotton pickin' mousin' minute.  I'm a cat.  Cats don't wear cowls.  Why, this here particular cat doesn't even wear a collar!

You're what?

You're knittin' the cowl for me to give away to one of my readers?

Well that's mighty nice of you there, Peepers.  Kinda like a Christmas gift, huh?

But...

But Peepers, I have more than one follower on my blog.  More than one pal reads it.  You can't give one cowl to one of 'em, and absolutely nothin' to all the others.  You're gonna have to start knittin' a bit faster there, Peepers.  A whole lot faster, for sure.  I mean, you're gonna have to knit dozens of those cowls.  Maybe even hundreds.  Maybe even...

YOU'RE WHAT?

You're givin' the pattern for the cowl away, too?  And EVERYONE can have the pattern?  Everyone who wants it can download it for free?  As a special gift to ALL of my readers, just from me?

Peepers, what can I say?  You've really outdone yourself this time.  Why...  Why...  WHY...

WHY I'M SPEECHLESS, for sure.

And you know that doesn't happen too often.

MOUSES!



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Okeydoke.  Now for the knitty-gritty stuff 'bout this giveaway..   KNITTY....  Nitty spelled with a k 'cause of knittin'.  Hehehehehe...

Anyway, so now for the details.

This giveaway is open worldwide, and there is no cost to enter.  All one needs to do is leave a comment on this here blog post.  And if for some reason Blogger won't let you comment, please let me know over on my Facebook fan page, or on Twitter, and I'll leave a comment for you.

The contest period is approximately six days.  At 10 pm Atlantic time, on Tuesday December 12th, 2017, Peep #1 will draw ONE name from all the comments, and that peep or anipal will be the winner of a lovely paw-knitted, 60-inch cardinal red cowl, knitted in Patons Canadiana yarn.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!

Nope, no sirree.  That is not all, at all, because...

Because it turns out that EVERYONE gets a gift, for sure.  Peep #1 is GIVIN' AWAY HER PATTERN for this lovely cowl.  So if you can knit, you can knit one of your very own!  All you need do is click on PEEP #1'S KNITTED OPEN-RIB COWL  and download your very own copy of the pattern, in a handy-dandy, ready-to-print, little ol' pdf file.  MOUSES!

And on Wednesday December 13th, 2017, I'll be announcin' the winner of the paw-knitted cowl right here on my blog, and I'll also be offerin' another giveaway for a matchin' hat and mittens.  You'll be wantin' to check back with my blog that day, for sure.  MOUSES!

19 comments:

  1. Well, it may not be EXACTLY to your "taste", Pal, but it is pretty all the same.

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  2. That's very pretty and y'all are a close knit family fur sure!

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    1. CONGRATULATIONS BRIAN! Congratulations, my good pal, for YOU are the winner of the lovely paw-knitted cowl. Peep #1 says she needs your mailin' address. PURRS.

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  3. You know what, my Mom has downloaded that pattern ALREADY!!!
    She's been crocheting up a storm for Christmas.
    She says to say THANKS and to stay out of the wool...what-do-you-mean...not Seville, you meant me?
    Hurrmph!
    Purrs
    Marv

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  4. Its beautiful but Seville it would clash with your perfect marmaladeness.

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  5. Seville, I know I always appreciate "help" from my kitties when knitting.

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  6. Your momma is talented, Seville! Is she planning to make you one of those cowls, too. I think red would be purr-fect with your ginger coat. My mom doesn't know how to knit, but she does love to do crafts. Tee hee hee. Hugs!

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  7. That is a beautiful cowl. I wish I knew how to knit, but all I can do is crochet. Great giveaway!XO

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  8. Sivvers, that is so nice of your Peep to give away that beautiful cowl!

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  9. That is a cool shawl! Too bad my human doesn't knit anymore (like she used to when she was 20) - I would kind of like my own cat-sized one!

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  10. That looks cosy, your human is talented ! We bet you are a good helper. Purrs

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  11. Don't worry, Seville, it's probably a lady cat thing, but I'd quite like a cowl in black and white with matching muff. They will be all the rage and I could make it into the best dressed cats pages of Society Cat Magazine™
    Toodle pip and keep them peeps fit!
    Erin

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  12. Sweet pic!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  13. Oh my. We responded yesterday but the comments have disappeared. What did we do wrong? Well, we love the cowl in red. What a delightful prize... and to have the pattern is awesome. Thank you. Any chance there might be a mousey or a fishy nip toy with it?

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  14. dood !!! peeperz did a total lee awesum job on thiz cowl for fowl; if it waz a weeeeeee bit tiny urr.....ewe could wear one; knot that catz knead furz collarz; but may bee we due when itz like 45 bee low zee roe.....any way, best fishez two everee one; mom did a grate job on thiz !!♥♥

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  15. What a cool giveaway! Your Peepers certainly did a beautiful job knitting that cowl scarf thingie - it's GORGEOUS and my Mom is so jealous she can knit so well. My Mom tried knitting many years ago and wound up making a 15 foot "nothing". That's the extent of her knitting talent!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  16. That is so pretty!
    Have a wonderful weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  17. The cowl surely looks very warm and cozy!

    Purrs
    Princess Cat Elenore

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  18. How pretty! The peep really did a great job here! purrs

    milleralley

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