Wednesday, 11 March 2009

A Wee Bit o' Luck

DS is going into hospital soon for a wee op on her sinuses and as part of a little parcel of good luck, I sent her a black cat.

rare 'jungle' breed

Yes, well spotted.  Not a live black cat.  Which is probably just as well, as I couldn't guarantee that it would:  
  1. walk towards her (good luck to come)
  2. cross in front of her from left to right (good luck),
  3. not cross in front of her from right to left (bad luck) or indeed
  4. cross her path at all.  
No, here you will find another example of the 'Lovable Toy' from Marion Edmund's book 'Last-Minute Knitted Gifts'.  I used the the basic overall body shape, then the rabbit head template and changed the ears from long, floppy bunny ones to triangular feline ones.  I added a little pink nose and whiskers, and cut out some cat's eyes from felt and sewed them on.  And then added the toy equivalent of a Dr Who-length scarf!


winner of the 2009 'first-to-blink-loses' staring contest

The kitty is made from Ice Yarns' Short Eyelash sparkly black yarn and the scarf and whiskers are Grignasco Tango in a charcoal marl colourway.  Yes, I know.  Fun fur.  But it does come in useful sometimes, honest!

3 comments:

Iron Needles Thursday, 12 March 2009 at 15:53:00 GMT  

You are a wonderful, thoughtful sister! But, then, aren't we all???

Riohnna Thursday, 12 March 2009 at 17:45:00 GMT  

How adorable!!! Will ewe be my big sis??

Library Secretary Friday, 27 March 2009 at 20:57:00 GMT  

Jasper has settled into his new home very well. So far Mickey hasn't gotten near him so far so Jasper is still in excellent condition! Thanks again - it was so sweet of you. :-) xx

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