The Knitting Lesson


The cats had set platters of cheese and crackers on the coffee table, and the three of them perched on the couch and nibbled on snacks while Squirrel pulled several balls of multicolored yarn and three sets of knitting needles from his backpack.


There was one ball of yarn for Max, the youngest of the cats, to play with; one ball of yarn each for the two older cats to practice their knitting, under Squirrel’s watchful eye; and the rest, in muted shades of purple and lavender and mossy green, were destined for the striped shawl Squirrel was making as a gift for Rabbit.


(May 2023)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
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