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British Animal Shelter Will Let You Knit with Kittens

Photo via Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Photo via Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Crafting around kittens (or cats of any age) can be a challenge, with the little guys playing with your yarn while you're trying to work. But they're so cute you can't stay mad, and a lot of crafters love their feline friends.

That's what the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in the UK is banking on. They've been running a Knitting Kittens Club every month for about the past year, where they invite people to come in and knit surrounded by little kitties, according to Metro UK.

Photo via Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Photo via Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

The event offers knitting lessons as well as opportunities to just sit and knit while the feline residents wander around the room. The entry fee is usually £2 and goes to the shelter for the kitties' care, so it's also a good cause. Their next event is in conjunction with Not On The High Street Mission and will cost £5.50, but that's still a small price to pay for such unfettered cuteness. You've also got to buy tickets in advance for that one, which will be September 15. Attendees to any of the events have the opportunity to meet a new furry companion to adopt. It must be hard to leave these events without taking an armload of kittens home.

We've never wished so badly that we were across the pond. Maybe some shelters stateside will get in on the action and start a similar club.

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  • Vampirique

    I have 3 furbabies who love it when I pull out balls of yarn and my hooks and needles. They all know not to touch what I am using but they do like to try. If I have a tiny amount left then I wind it into a little ball and my house gets decorated with yarn. They chase, tumble and play for ages and if one of them finds a particular littke ball they like, they will hold onto it and not let the other 2 play with it.