Appeasing the Cat Goddesses

I am certain that Cat Goddesses rule the cat universe.  I can't explain my theory as it is simply in the beginning stages.  Anyway, as any knitter with a cat knows, yarn entices any cat.  So, in an effort to appease the Cat Goddesses I have knit my two toerags, cats, lovely kitties (phew) a kitty bed.  

The pattern can be found in Stitch' N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller.  One thing I should mention about this pattern, just knit the big size.  My cats aren't all that big but the bed seems a little small.  

Beatrix meet Bed, Bed meet Beatrix.

I guess she will need to choose which end rests in comfort.  Front end or Back end?

Ah well, it was a fun project anyway.

Want to see another great project knit from this book?  Check out Tanya's hat!  I am pretty impressed with anyone who can pick up knitting after a while and start out on DPNs.  What an achiever!



Start off the New Year right...with a donut?

So, I felt kind of bad that my cats didn't get a Christmas present when I have extra tidbits of yarn all over the place. Instead they both start out the New Year right with a donut. I initially began to make them
Wontons or Eggrolls, but settled for a good ol' American donut. The donut is really easy to make and easily accommodates all yarn leftovers. Happy New Year everyone and Happy Knitting!


Without further ado, the Catnip Donut...

  • Left over yarn (about 40-50 yards)
  • Cotton Balls, yarn or fabric scraps, etc. for stuffing
  • Catnip
  • Yarn needle
There isn't a set gauge, just make sure that when knit in stockinette stitch it is tightly knit so that the catnip and stuffing don't come out easily. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky on size 8 needles.

CO 60 sts.
Work in St st for 4 inches, ending with a WS row.
BO all sts.

Fold the piece in half the long way and sew the seam. You should have a long tube open at both ends. Stuff the tube with stuffing and catnip. Sew the ends together so that the donut is still a tube.