December 3: Henry

Meet Henry. He’s my new little kitten that I rescued behind the shop a few months ago.
Gladys_KravitzWe’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. Sorry, drawing is over!
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.


  • Betty Schlotthauer

    03.12.2018 at 01:21

    Alpine #403/Brindle
    And I think the Rooster looks like a “Sherman”.

  • Beth Seeliger

    03.12.2018 at 05:24

    I love #404 Lynx. “Roho” is a good name for a rooster.

  • Bernadette

    03.12.2018 at 06:39

    Alpine Seal.
    Rooster’s name……Colonel SWAK

  • Linda W.

    03.12.2018 at 07:00

    I don’t want to be considered for the yarn prize, thank you. But I submit “Vincent van Coq” (Vincent for short) for your consideration. 🙂

  • Barbara Seiver

    03.12.2018 at 08:05

    Definitely Alpine Brindle. A handsome rooster in a Victorian name should be Prince Albert!
    You have a very handsome cat. I’m so glad he gets to come to the shop.

  • Jessica Harlow

    03.12.2018 at 08:13

    Foghorn Leghorn is the famous rooster that comes to my mind. But you should name him Sealy after the Bones character who wore a belt buckle that said “cocky” on it.

    • Jessica Harlow

      03.12.2018 at 22:36

      PS: Henry’s goatee is FANTASTIC!

  • Pattye McAbee

    03.12.2018 at 08:25

    So not good at this, how about Foghorn Leghorn? And I lime the Lynx color?

  • Carla Chisum

    03.12.2018 at 08:32

    I would like Seal. I think Purl is a great rooster name.

  • Amanda Shirley

    03.12.2018 at 08:37

    The Oxblood is beautiful. I think Rocky the Rooster is a wonderful name.

    • Rachael King

      03.12.2018 at 09:23

      🙂 we have a rooster named Rockey

  • Courtnie

    03.12.2018 at 08:43

    Albert Eggstien…..? And I like the brindle color.

  • Felice St-Germain

    03.12.2018 at 08:44

    First, thank you for rescuing/adopting Henry. He seems to be a very sweet boy.
    I would suggest the rooster be named Coquelicot (KO-KE-LEE-KOH).
    Alpine comes on such beautiful colors, I would love the Oxblood.
    Hugs to Henry!

  • Amy Otto

    03.12.2018 at 08:45

    #405 Oxblood
    “H.J. Whitely” – the one who persuaded Congress to make Guthrie the 1st Capital of Oklahoma and land developer

  • Stevie

    03.12.2018 at 08:50

    Big Daddy Roo! Oxblood! That is so beautiful!

  • Dana Cargill

    03.12.2018 at 09:02

    I love the Seal color. How about Boomer for a name?

  • Judy

    03.12.2018 at 09:06

    Sam for Samuel Leghorn
    I would like the seal color.

  • Mary

    03.12.2018 at 09:11

    Ed the Rooster. Brindle the yarn. I’ll play along just for fun.

  • Rachael King

    03.12.2018 at 09:26

    Your rooster looked like a Sampson.
    All the colors are beautiful; I prefer the seal.

  • Brandie Ferguson

    03.12.2018 at 09:39

    Love Brindle.. The rooster reminds me of my partridge silkie rooster..Leroy Brown

  • Ellen

    03.12.2018 at 09:47

    lynx or oxblood for me…of course I’ll have to purchase extra so I can knit an adorable pet.
    Rooster name: Cogburn

    • knorthup

      04.12.2018 at 08:47

      Congratulations! You’ve won two skeins of Sirdar Alpine. Please pick up your prize before 1/31/19 or it will be put back in the prize hopper.

      • Ellen

        04.12.2018 at 20:33

        Thank You!!

  • Machelle

    03.12.2018 at 09:53

    I would love the Brindle please. The rooster likes like an Elvis to me!

  • Jennifer Walker

    03.12.2018 at 09:56

    I would pick Oxblood to make that cowl! And I like Red for the rooster’s name!

  • Cari Deen

    03.12.2018 at 11:10

    I think you should name the rooster Cogburn.

  • Tammie Hulsey

    03.12.2018 at 11:11

    I would love the linyx for the cowl.
    I’d name the rooster Gregory Peck!

  • Sarah Bailey

    03.12.2018 at 11:42

    This rooster looks Spanish to me. I’m submitting: Chiquito Pollito. I would love a cowl in Oxblood.

  • Amy Sims

    03.12.2018 at 11:55

    I think “Bock Bock” is a good name ❤️
    I would love to have oxblood!

  • Tammy Adamson

    03.12.2018 at 12:16

    Ravelry Rooster (or Roku).
    Brindle Alpine. Please.

  • Jenna

    03.12.2018 at 12:22

    Seal please (aka “Henry gray”). And Leghorn and Cogburn get my vote. But he resembles a Welsummer breed. I love Henry’s little white goatee!

  • Patricia Riden

    03.12.2018 at 17:25

    I would like the yarn in “Polar”. And I think that gorgeous rooster should be Sir High Cockalorum.

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    03.12.2018 at 18:16

    Before I even finished reading I thought he should be named Beyonce. (I love that story.)
    I would like the seal.

  • Susan DeCarlo

    03.12.2018 at 18:28

    My choice for name would be Roofus Rooster!
    The color for the Alpine faux fur that I would choose to knit this cowl in is the #403 Brindle.
    By the way, Henry is a very lucky and beautiful cat. Love his white goatee and gold eyes!!!

  • Vicky Marshall

    03.12.2018 at 20:04

    Henry is adorable! I would like the Panther Alpine yarn as we have our own house panther – a black cat named Onyx. As for the rooster, Cluck Norris.

  • Carolyn Kirschstein

    03.12.2018 at 20:37

    I am partial to beautiful seal and “Papa Cluck”!

  • Renee

    03.12.2018 at 21:58

    I think the rooster’s name should be Kravitz. And I like the Polar color.

  • Courtney Wilson

    03.12.2018 at 23:16

    Luigi or Blanche. Seal is my color. Henry is super cute!

  • Barbara Kinney

    04.12.2018 at 05:45

    I suggest the name Gallina Roja de SWAK, meaning SWAK’s Red Hen. I like the white color.

  • Nyree Coffman

    04.12.2018 at 08:09

    Color: Panther
    Name: Parmalee

  • Melissa

    05.12.2018 at 22:38

    Sorry I missed this one – I am thinking Picot de Gallo for senor rooster, though…