The beginning of my little knit cat for MoS. Size 1 dpns.
In my mind's eye...
Narrative Pattern (unfinished)45 stitches cast on to size 1 dpn with KnitPicks Palette in Wood and Bark. Stripe diagonally for 4 rows, one row of Bark, tie off Bark. Increase across front shoulders to 55 stitches. Knit until piece measures 4.5 inches. Divide into two legs with stitch-holders (stripe legs ## stitches). Knit two striped 'arms' (## stitches) with white paws. Begin head with (## stitches), increase to (##) stitches after (##) rows, stitch for (#) inches, decrease evenly. Make little ears and sew on. Make hat, belt and sword out of felt. Knit or felt boots?
My girls' older sister, 'Mouse'. Can you see the resemblance? Mouse, however, is tail-less, like her father (a true Manx). Our boss owns Mouse and Newt, the mother of all three.
This is a great little giraffe softie from While She Naps. Some owls too. The urge to sew stuffed animals is almost too strong to bear. But we have painting and moving of office equipment to do. Another disk of CSI came from Netflix today.