4.12.2008

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!

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1.01.2007

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!

Alison

Without further ado, the Catnip Donut...

Materials:
  • Left over yarn (about 40-50 yards)
  • Cotton Balls, yarn or fabric scraps, etc. for stuffing
  • Catnip
  • Yarn needle
Gauge:
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.

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

Finishing:
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.

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