My cat, Batman that is... Batty has never been a big lap cat, it was a special treat anytime he would snuggle, but ever since I started knitting (september) I have him to myself every single time I knit, (practically 24/7).
He's totally reliable too. it's like he knows the second I am knitting BAM he's in my lap snoozing away. And for a 3 yr old string lover (my other cats can't be bothered with string) he's such a good boy with the knitting. He paws at it once or twice sometimes, but he's mostly in it for the watching.