Meet Henry. He’s my new little kitten that I rescued behind the shop a few months ago.
We’ve had trouble with neighbors and such this past year, so we installed an outdoor security camera out back so I could keep an eye on our stuff. We can’t have anyone stealing our gigantic rooster, who still doesn’t have a name. I call our surveillance my Mrs. Kravitz cam, and just like Gladys I am obsessed anytime it picks up a person or noise after dark.
One Sunday night at the end of September, I received a Mrs. Kravitz cam alert that there was a loud noise. It was a cat yowling loudly and continually. I had been watching a black alley cat who prowls around so I was worried that he was hurt or trapped. I convinced Keith and Mason to rush to my shop with me, only to find a tiny kitten hiding up underneath a car in the parking lot. Once we determined he was okay, we tried to leave but he’d cry whenever we’d walk away. Next thing you know, I have a kitten in my car and a husband declaring NO MORE CATS.
I honestly tried to find him a new home, to no avail. After a few weeks we were all attached. He is quite the cat! Henry often accompanies me to the shop, and is happy to be carried around by customers.
If the 24 Days of SWAK had started a few months ago, I’d be offering a cute kitten as a prize today. But he won us over, my husband included, so he’s part of our family now.
Since I can’t give you a kitten to pet, I have the next best thing.
Meet Alpine, a fur yarn from Sirdar that feels so fabulous you’ll forget that it is faux fur! Works up quick and affordably priced at $6.50/50gm
Two skeins knits this cozy cowl. If you still have your heart set on a kitten you can knit yourself a cat with 3 skeins…or a bear.
Today we’re giving away TWO SKEINS of ALPINE and the pattern to knit the cowl to one lucky winner. I need help thinking of a name for our gigantic rooster. Simply leave a comment with a name for the rooster and what color of Alpine you’d like to win. You can see the colors here. You have until midnight tonight to get your name in for the drawing.
Both boy and girl names will be considered. We found the story of Beyoncé the Rooster quite inspiring, and for all we know he could identify as a hen.