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:
- walk towards her (good luck to come)
- cross in front of her from left to right (good luck),
- not cross in front of her from right to left (bad luck) or indeed
- 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!
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!