Knit Your Own Cat
That title made me do a double take. The charming crafts bag
sized volume was a delight to look through. Highly talented knitters
who are also feline fanciers, say those who can knit socks on tiny
needles without a pattern on a moving bus, will be able to do a lot
more than admire the creatures in Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne's Knit
Your Own Cat: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 16 Frisky Felines.
The cats are distinctive and finely detailed. They're divided
into four groups: long-haired, short-haired, exotic, and street. If
you're ambitious enough to try the patterns, the street cats look to
be the easiest starter felines. On the more complicated side, you
have the Maine Coon with fur tufts between its toes. All the beasts
seem to be between 5" and 10" tall.
This is a great gift for the knitting diva. Maybe if you're
really lucky she or he will show appreciation by knitting you a feline.
On a purrrrrsonal note, one of this year's unusual clean sweep items
was someone's cat figurine collection. She wrote the source and date
of each one on its base. You don't see Palmer (writing style that
came before cursive) much anymore. Also the dates were decades back.
I'm going to guess she died or downsized to a smaller living space
because the collection was obviously special to her and she learned
Palmer back in school which means getting on in years. I took a few
of my favorites including an unusual cat bank and a music box figurine.
As for my own cat companion, Joey, apart from the mats he gets in his
fur as weather warms up, he is the picture of health and loving life.
Right now he's on his patio, watching through the window for birds.
He will celebrate his birthday June 8. I plan to get him new toys,
especially jingle balls which he loves to chase.
A great big shout out goes out to sweet Joey and my clean sweep gang.
We're going to price and make signs today and get ready for chaos
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