Knitters with Kitters

I had the pleasure of hanging out with 16 knitters, and a group of kitters, last night. It was the first ever Knitters with Kitters event at Purringtons Cat Lounge. It sold out quickly. I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last!

We had some great product tie-in. Stacey from Knit Picks came with copies of their 9 Lives Collection, a very fun book of patterns. The photographs for this 2017 book were shot at Purringtons! We had a copy for each of the attendees, and then a drawing for a cat-themed tote bag, and a set of interchangeable needles.

Lucky is my kitty halo!

Cats can help crochet, too.

They’re very social, and would like to go home with you. All the kitties at Purringtons are available for adoption; they’re from Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood. The cat café is an opportunity for them to get social skills before adoption. Our Biscuit is from Purringtons, too; she was adoption #194. Purringtons is now up to adoption #528.

A good time was had by all, knitters and kitters both.

I have an extra copy of 9 Lives that I’d like to share. Is it calling your name? Leave a comment below and let me know. You can also leave a comment just to leave a comment, but if you want the book, please say so! I’ll draw a name next Saturday, Cinco de Meow-o. (Ouch!)

If you’d like an extra chance to win, sign up for my newsletter here; I’ll send one out next week after Knot Another Fiber Festival. Busy busy! (If you’re already signed up, you’re in! Just reply to the email when it comes.)

19 responses to “Knitters with Kitters

  1. I would love to win a copy of the 9 lives book. I knit with my kitters all the time. Everyone knows that my knittings always come adorned with cat hair!

  2. Jill Ferneau

    Of course, I would love a copy of the book. My own three rescue cats are fascinated by my yarn and needles. (Sometimes, too much so.)

  3. Dawn Sharafi

    What a puurrrrfectly wonderful event!!!

  4. One of my wish list books. My cat is a rescued stray. Pdxknitterati sure lives the good yarn life!

  5. Oh I would love to have a copy of the book as I am a knitter and a cat lover/owner!! ( I have been searching for ages for a yarn that looks like my brown tabby cat!)
    And I would love to attend a knitters with kitters night…but sadly I live in Vermont.

  6. Oh my gosh …..that tabby cat is a handsome kitty. Sounds like a wonderful fundraiser and up to over 500 adoptions!!! Way to go!!!

    I’ll pass on the give-away (let someone else have the fun). Just wanted to pop by and say hello this time.


  7. Looks like it was a fun event! And I’d love a copy of the book 🙂

  8. I have been admiring this book for a while, and my son who is cat obsessed would love kitty knits. I would love to win this, thanks for the opportunity.

  9. great giveaway! i am so bummed that i missed the event, i didn’t know about it until today! a copy of the book would be amazing!

  10. I would love to win the Nine Lives book. I knit with Marigold, our rescue tortoise-shell kitty on my lap.

  11. Oh my goodness! That is heaven!

  12. What a cute idea, “Knitters and Kitters.” Looks like fun. I’d love a chance to win a copy of the book. Thx!

  13. Rhea Kohlman

    What a cute idea, “Knitters and Kitters.”  Looks like fun.  I’d love a chance to win a copy of the book.  Thx!

  14. MeOW! Wish I had a Purringtons in my neighborhood! I’d adopt them all!! : ) I’m definately a knitter and kitter too! Put ME
    in for the draw!! I’ll knit MY kitter a bed even though he prefers my actual KNITTING basket! : )

  15. 9 lives giveaway is so cute! My cats love to lay on my knitting so I can’t ignore them 🐱

  16. Yes please!

  17. What a fun event! That event looks like the cat’s meow. 😉

  18. book looks great – but I may be too late already!!