Love…are you all feeling the love today? I hope so but i hope you feel it everyday! I am feeling the love not just from my family but also from my friends!
Stacey sent me a Valentine with some very sweet words on the inside!!! Thank you so much. It was such a wonderful surprise to find that in my mailbox and put a big smile on my face.
I had to stay up until 1:30 in the morning but i finished my Valentine’s gift for Little Man on time!
Creature of the mystery paw is revealed…
It’s a cat! We have two cats and Little Man just loves them and likes to pretend he is a cat so i thought i would knit him one. I bought this pattern over a year ago for myself but when i pulled it back out I thought he would love it. I had planned to have this hanging out of his Christmas stocking but with my whole eye drama i never got to do it. Then i was just going to make it just to surprise him but i realized he would make a really cute V-day gift. Nothing says Love like a knitted item 🙂
Pattern: Muswell by Jennie Eveleigh Lamond
Dates: Jan 23-Feb 14, 2009
Made for: Little Man
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice
Needles: Size 2.75 mm double points
Notes: I followed the pattern as written besides 5 teeny things. Row 14 on the hands, the last row of the muzzle and the last row of the ears she has you doing K 3 tog and it was hard enough at times trying to do k2tog at time that i didn’t even try to stuggle. I just did S 1 K2tog PSSO. Much easier on my already aching hands 🙂
You are using small needles with thick yarn and the tighter tension is rough on my hands so i works on this in parts and even took an evening break now and then.
I did have some problems with the muzzle-i just did the muzzle last night and i couldn’t find any patterns errors online quickly so i winged it and just did it my way. It turned out fine but i do want to look into it more for future reference and if i find anything i will post it. It could also be that i just kept messing up over and over 🙂
The little fingers are a pain to do. You start out with 3 sts and have to join thme in the round but once you do a couple of them you get the hang of it and they aren’t hard anymore.
The pattern also has directions for a dress which i am not making at this point. I did make the cat a collar with a heart tag and if we ever decide on a name i am going to embroider the name or the first letter of the name onto the tag.
I am so happy with how he came out and Little Man loved him too. He had the best face when i first brought him out holding the chocolate part of his gift. i couldn’t have asked for a better reaction-Makes a knitter happy.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!