On Monday I received mousies from Karen in Denmark. With her mousies she enclosed the above photo and the following note, which I’m reproducing here with her permission:
Enclosed please find some mice contributed in loving memory of Mr. Kitty (1986 – 2001).
Mr. Kitty was a connoisseur of both North American and Northern European mice (particularly Danish forest mice). He began his life as an unwanted kitty and his travels took him from Silver Spring, Maryland to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He ended his days in Snekkersten, Denmark — a happy, plump and much-loved cat. Mr. Kitty spread laughter and joy wherever he went and was very fond of water-packed tuna juice and catnip toys. He would have loved your mouse-a-thon.
Thank you for making this possible.
Karen, thank you for sharing your photo and dedicating your contribution to Mr. Kitty’s memory. I defy any cat lover to read the above without feeling a tear or two welling up.
And in the “Wow! Wowie, Wow, Wow!” Department . . .
I am so happy to announce that we have yet another prize donated for the Mouse-a-thon Raffle.
Offered in the blue/black colorway with an accent color of red (the photo shows apple green). This prize includes the Daletta and the pattern to knit Kongsberg in up to a size medium (finished chest size 41-3/8″).
We have the very generous Betsy Kleger to thank for this prize. Thank you so much, Betsy!
The Furlana is knitting up into a really nice fabric. Knitting it as such a tight gauge, it gives the appearance of almost being felted. And has a soft fuzzy look that my camera can’t capture.
I bet Lucy would like a Furlana kitty bed. But she’ll settle for Marina.
I’ve got four more rounds before I start the back neck shaping — then 8 rounds after that the body is done.