My current work in progress:

1. Mighty Mini, designed by Rachel Henry, knit from Socks That Rock Worthy in the "Tanzanite" and "The Green That Sings" colorways on a 3.0 mm needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

The Great Mouse-Along!

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:

mouse along The Great Mouse Along!

and

mouse along1 The Great Mouse Along!

and my personal favorite:

mouse along2 The Great Mouse Along!

How could I not love a button where I can see my sweet little Lucy peeking out at me?

Mouse-Along Pattern

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.

mousemay2003 The Great Mouse Along!

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

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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!

Comments

  1. Lucky you! Graymalkin (RIP) would never sit still on my lap.

  2. Lucky you! Graymalkin (RIP) would never sit still on my lap.

  3. vanessa says:

    lucy looks more lovely with every picture!

  4. vanessa says:

    lucy looks more lovely with every picture!

  5. Sick of hearing about Lucy? Pshaw!! :) Great buttons, and I can’t wait to start the mousie tonight. :)

  6. Sick of hearing about Lucy? Pshaw!! :) Great buttons, and I can’t wait to start the mousie tonight. :)

  7. No offense, Wendy and Marit, but I’m not a great fan of blinking buttons (they distract too much from the knitty and kitty info ;-) ). I know there are other ways of linking to you other than using the buttons, just wanted to give the feedback FWIW.

  8. No offense, Wendy and Marit, but I’m not a great fan of blinking buttons (they distract too much from the knitty and kitty info ;-) ). I know there are other ways of linking to you other than using the buttons, just wanted to give the feedback FWIW.

  9. Johanne says:

    Wendy, you and Lucy were meant for each other… And the blue mouse you are knitting will match her lovely eyes perfectly! :-)

  10. Johanne says:

    Wendy, you and Lucy were meant for each other… And the blue mouse you are knitting will match her lovely eyes perfectly! :-)

  11. I knitted one kelly-green mousie last night, it took about half an hour. I’ll knit another one tonight, then sew and stuff the day after.

    Lucy is lovely. I’m never sick of cute kitties. Mine will happily sit on my lap while I knit too, although I tend to encourage them to sit beside me and lean.

  12. I knitted one kelly-green mousie last night, it took about half an hour. I’ll knit another one tonight, then sew and stuff the day after.

    Lucy is lovely. I’m never sick of cute kitties. Mine will happily sit on my lap while I knit too, although I tend to encourage them to sit beside me and lean.

  13. Oh P.S. Did you take away your daily reads links?? Or is it my computer somehow?

  14. Oh P.S. Did you take away your daily reads links?? Or is it my computer somehow?

  15. Catherine says:

    Talk about a match made in Heaven!

  16. Catherine says:

    Talk about a match made in Heaven!

  17. Debbie: I hear yah! ;) Actually, I thought I had sent a static one to Wendy. I didn’t mean to send both of the first two, because they are almost the same. Must have replaced the static one somehow. So I made a new one. You’ll find it in my blog (click the link), if you’re interested.

  18. Debbie: I hear yah! ;) Actually, I thought I had sent a static one to Wendy. I didn’t mean to send both of the first two, because they are almost the same. Must have replaced the static one somehow. So I made a new one. You’ll find it in my blog (click the link), if you’re interested.

  19. Gorgeous, gorgeous kitty. I’m in for the mousalong for Jamtart with home grown catnip.

  20. Gorgeous, gorgeous kitty. I’m in for the mousalong for Jamtart with home grown catnip.

  21. If Lucy is readng my comments at home, she’s probably getting a very swelled head indeed!

    Caroline — my “Daily Reads” links are still there. Must be an internet hiccup. :-)

  22. If Lucy is readng my comments at home, she’s probably getting a very swelled head indeed!

    Caroline — my “Daily Reads” links are still there. Must be an internet hiccup. :-)

  23. All three buttons are SO CUTE! Marit!

    Wendy…how could we ever tire of Lucy stories? Never!!

  24. All three buttons are SO CUTE! Marit!

    Wendy…how could we ever tire of Lucy stories? Never!!

  25. Kristin says:

    I LOVE the new pic of Lucy! Awwwww, what a sweet lil girl :-) How wonderful that she loves her new home & new “mama”.

    I’m going to have to make 2 catnip mousies because my kitties still don’t know how to share anything…LOL :-) I’ll send along a pic of them playing when I get them done.

  26. Kristin says:

    I LOVE the new pic of Lucy! Awwwww, what a sweet lil girl :-) How wonderful that she loves her new home & new “mama”.

    I’m going to have to make 2 catnip mousies because my kitties still don’t know how to share anything…LOL :-) I’ll send along a pic of them playing when I get them done.

  27. Can’t wait to start the mouse tonight. It will be a gift for a knitty co-worker’s mouse.

    Lucy’s blue eyes will be even bluer when she plays with her new mouse toy. Keep raving about her…. and sending pix.
    Ruth

  28. Can’t wait to start the mouse tonight. It will be a gift for a knitty co-worker’s mouse.

    Lucy’s blue eyes will be even bluer when she plays with her new mouse toy. Keep raving about her…. and sending pix.
    Ruth

  29. Lucy is quite a cat! I think you got a real companion when you got her. When I met my husband, it took months for my kitty to warm up to him. It’s amazing how quickly Lucy has adjusted! What a sweetie.

    Starting my mousie today! (I have three kitties so I think I’ll have to make one for each.)

  30. Lucy is quite a cat! I think you got a real companion when you got her. When I met my husband, it took months for my kitty to warm up to him. It’s amazing how quickly Lucy has adjusted! What a sweetie.

    Starting my mousie today! (I have three kitties so I think I’ll have to make one for each.)

  31. Whoa – spent the morning hearing about my appointee leaving, so I couldn’t comment earlier.

    Thanks for providing us with a cat-toy pattern. I like the color you’re using, as it matches Lucy’s eyes. (I didn’t notice that yesterday when you showed the picture.) I do have some leftover DK around, so I may try it with that until I can pick up some worsted. Not sure if I have enough to use a double strand, but maybe.

    And I never get tired of seeing or hearing about your cat.

  32. Whoa – spent the morning hearing about my appointee leaving, so I couldn’t comment earlier.

    Thanks for providing us with a cat-toy pattern. I like the color you’re using, as it matches Lucy’s eyes. (I didn’t notice that yesterday when you showed the picture.) I do have some leftover DK around, so I may try it with that until I can pick up some worsted. Not sure if I have enough to use a double strand, but maybe.

    And I never get tired of seeing or hearing about your cat.

  33. ok, I’m in! Portia would love a catnip mouse. Max just looks at toys and gets an exasparated expression of “well, move! where’s the *real* mouse??!” I still think Lucy’s a ragdoll – the disposition certainly fits. I’m still infatuated with Portia – and hope you are forever infatuated with Lucy. It’s nice to always be in love with your kitty!

  34. ok, I’m in! Portia would love a catnip mouse. Max just looks at toys and gets an exasparated expression of “well, move! where’s the *real* mouse??!” I still think Lucy’s a ragdoll – the disposition certainly fits. I’m still infatuated with Portia – and hope you are forever infatuated with Lucy. It’s nice to always be in love with your kitty!

  35. Marta, I looked up the breed description of Ragdolls, and you may well be right — the personality description does fit her to a tee. And the description of the coat is exact. Lucy is very likely a Seal Colorpoint Ragdoll.

  36. Marta, I looked up the breed description of Ragdolls, and you may well be right — the personality description does fit her to a tee. And the description of the coat is exact. Lucy is very likely a Seal Colorpoint Ragdoll.

  37. Just finished the first mouse. I do not have a cat anymore but my son & his wife have two. Will be making the mice for them. Thanks for sharing.

    Love the Lucy stories!

    doni

  38. Just finished the first mouse. I do not have a cat anymore but my son & his wife have two. Will be making the mice for them. Thanks for sharing.

    Love the Lucy stories!

    doni

  39. ej michel says:

    wendy, you are an inspiration. the obvious success of your adoption of lucy has stirred me. i lost my two cats within a year of each other (one was 13 one was 16)and have been catless for two years now… yikes!

    i think i may be ready for some feline company.. i even checked out some places on the web.

    thanks for sharing your cat with us…and the pattern. i have several friends owned by cats and i love cables so i now have some great subway knitting.

  40. ej michel says:

    wendy, you are an inspiration. the obvious success of your adoption of lucy has stirred me. i lost my two cats within a year of each other (one was 13 one was 16)and have been catless for two years now… yikes!

    i think i may be ready for some feline company.. i even checked out some places on the web.

    thanks for sharing your cat with us…and the pattern. i have several friends owned by cats and i love cables so i now have some great subway knitting.

  41. Wendy – I read your blog everyday, and I’m so happy for you that you’ve found a new kitty buddy. She seems really happy to have found you, too! It just makes me feel good to know that nice things do happen to nice people…

    -Jen M

  42. Wendy – I read your blog everyday, and I’m so happy for you that you’ve found a new kitty buddy. She seems really happy to have found you, too! It just makes me feel good to know that nice things do happen to nice people…

    -Jen M

  43. I love Lucy’s blue eyes.

    I’m going to join in on the mousie knitalong, but at my speed, ya’ll will be done for days by the time I get there.

  44. I love Lucy’s blue eyes.

    I’m going to join in on the mousie knitalong, but at my speed, ya’ll will be done for days by the time I get there.

  45. Er…uhm…Wendy…has anyone pointed out to you ththat your St. Moritz sweater has the same colors that Lucy is made of? At least that’s the way it looks on my monitor.

  46. Er…uhm…Wendy…has anyone pointed out to you ththat your St. Moritz sweater has the same colors that Lucy is made of? At least that’s the way it looks on my monitor.

  47. Pretty kitty! Putt says “meow”. She always sits on my lap while I knit or on the arm of the couch under her “cat light”.

    Catnip hint: You can cut the toe out of a nylon stocking and put the catnip in it, tie it shut, then in the mouse if you’re afraid it will leak out.

    Of course, leaking out could be part of the fun…

  48. Pretty kitty! Putt says “meow”. She always sits on my lap while I knit or on the arm of the couch under her “cat light”.

    Catnip hint: You can cut the toe out of a nylon stocking and put the catnip in it, tie it shut, then in the mouse if you’re afraid it will leak out.

    Of course, leaking out could be part of the fun…

  49. Nice that Lucy sits still! Cin pushes her face into my hands and practically demands, “NOTICE ME!” On rare occasions she will sit next to me and purr, which is lovely, but it’s always temporary until she decides I’ve knitted enough and it’s time for her to be the center of attention again. :-) Jewel was no different.

  50. Nice that Lucy sits still! Cin pushes her face into my hands and practically demands, “NOTICE ME!” On rare occasions she will sit next to me and purr, which is lovely, but it’s always temporary until she decides I’ve knitted enough and it’s time for her to be the center of attention again. :-) Jewel was no different.

  51. I’ll never tire of hearing about Lucy! She sounds so endearing! Lucky crawls up my chest as I knit to snuggle under my chin—-try knitting like that! Oh, I guess that’s the point–he wants all of the attention! Molly curls up next to me only when I knit. Something about the knitting soothes the savage tiger in her.

  52. I’ll never tire of hearing about Lucy! She sounds so endearing! Lucky crawls up my chest as I knit to snuggle under my chin—-try knitting like that! Oh, I guess that’s the point–he wants all of the attention! Molly curls up next to me only when I knit. Something about the knitting soothes the savage tiger in her.

  53. I made my 1st mousie last night – tried my hand at an I-cord tail by simply picking up stitches from the cast-on end of the cable. It needs to be sewn, but James’ comment was when he came home from Indoor climbing: It looks more like a stingray to me!! Thanks lovey I actually might make a stingray by doing another triangle sans cable, for the next toy. Thanks for the fun pattern & knit-along, wendy. This is my 1st. Pics soon.

  54. I made my 1st mousie last night – tried my hand at an I-cord tail by simply picking up stitches from the cast-on end of the cable. It needs to be sewn, but James’ comment was when he came home from Indoor climbing: It looks more like a stingray to me!! Thanks lovey I actually might make a stingray by doing another triangle sans cable, for the next toy. Thanks for the fun pattern & knit-along, wendy. This is my 1st. Pics soon.

  55. Love the mousie pattern. Thank you. I am in the middle of my third right now. Went out right before dinner and bought some catnip, I might need to go get more. I will finish sewing them up and send you pics tomorrow. I have 1 each planned for my two kittys and then 1 each for my Aunt’s cat and her grandchildrens little kitten (well, he was a kitten when I met him last June), a cutie called Harry the Horrible. I will also make a few for my knitting guild’s old president who moved to FL but does foster care for the Humane Society up here when she is here and probably in FL, too.

  56. Love the mousie pattern. Thank you. I am in the middle of my third right now. Went out right before dinner and bought some catnip, I might need to go get more. I will finish sewing them up and send you pics tomorrow. I have 1 each planned for my two kittys and then 1 each for my Aunt’s cat and her grandchildrens little kitten (well, he was a kitten when I met him last June), a cutie called Harry the Horrible. I will also make a few for my knitting guild’s old president who moved to FL but does foster care for the Humane Society up here when she is here and probably in FL, too.

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