Have you seen this book?
This is Knit Your Own Cat: Easy-to-Follow Patterns for 16 Frisky Felines by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne.
Are you a knitter? Are you a cat lover? Then I think you need this book!
I got this review copy a little while ago and brought it to work. There was some serious squeeing and exclaiming from the cat lovers among my coworkers. The cats in this book are really cute. Here is a panoramic photo of all the kitties in the book:
And here is the Table of Contents:
The cats are made from small amounts of many Rowan yarns — but if you had bits of leftovers in the proper colors and fibers you’d be fine. And you could always use different colors to make different cats.
A few of my favorites, starting with, of course, the Ragdoll:
The Devon Rex!
And the exotic Bengal:
The pattern for each cat is very detailed and accompanied by several clear photos of the cat. While there are lots of fiddly bits to knit and a fair bit of finishing, there is nothing terribly difficult about the patterns. They just take time and patience.
The book is written with wit and humor and is fun to read. After visiting the authors’ website, I discovered that they designed Princess Diana’s black sheep sweater back in the 1980s. (I made a black sheep sweater in the 1980s — mine had a blue background instead of red. I used a fingering weight wool — seems like it was called Coraline or something like that and was made by Baruffa or Lane Borgosesia. But I can’t quite remember. Anyone remember that yarn?)
Anyhow, if you think this book is something you’d like . . . get it! You won’t be disappointed!
Lucy is feigning indifference.