Marit was kind enough to make three Mouse-Along buttons for us. If any of you want to put one on your blog, help yourself. Please save the graphic to your own server rather than just link to it here — I’m using up enough bandwidth as it is!
Here they are:
and my personal favorite:
How could I not love a button where I can see my sweet little Lucy peeking out at me?
It’s here, as well as being linked to from the Mouse-Along button in my sidebar.
I started knitting my mouse. As I said, I’m using Brown Sheep Naturespun in a color called, appropriately enough, Cat Blue. I’m using US size 5 needles to knit.
The pattern I wrote up has a seed stitch panel on either side of a simple 6 stitch cable. But you can be adventuresome! Knit one up according ot the pattern. Substitute a different cable pattern in the center and make another one. And so on . . .
Roi has already completed a mouse and emailed me a photo of her kitty, Frazier, enjoying it! I’ll start the gallery page today and post it — there’ll be a link from the sidebar.
If you send a photo, please include any info you’d like me to add as a caption, and if you have a blog or site, let me know the url so I can link to it. Thanks!
Just a Suggestion . . .
These little mousies knit up quickly. If you enjoy the process and want to experiment with different center cables, knit up some extras! You could donate them to your local shelter or rescue organization.
Good Kitty Karma
Are y’all sick of hearing me blather on about Lucy yet? If not, read on.
The other night I discovered, to my very great delight, that Lucy will happily lie in my lap while I knit, even allowing my WIP to rest on her. Not only does she not complain, but she seems to like it, if the purring is any indication.
She seems completely oblivious to my knitting unless I happen to dangle the working yarn right in front of her face. Then she’ll try to catch it.
What a great kitty!