Sometimes I like being able to whip out a small project quickly. While I do love knitting large complex things, I am also a fan of immediate gratification.
I decided to make a tuxedo cat. I made my kitty as directed but made his feet white as well. In retrospect, it occurs to me that I should have given him a white tummy as well, but he is pretty cute with his black tummy.
I made him a little bow tie: using a 2mm needle, I cast on 7 stitches in fingering weight wool and knit in stockinette stitch until the piece was a bit ore than 2” long. I bound off, then with the knit side outward, I sewed the cast-on edge to the bound-off edge to make a little circle. I flattened the circle with the bound off edge in the center, and used the yarn ends from the cast-on and bind-off to wrap around the middle of the piece, making the “knot” in the middle of the bow tie. I tied the bow tie onto a black hair elastic and slipped it over the kitty’s head, doubling the elastic for a snug but not-too-tight fit around his neck.
Loki checks out the little interloper:
I finished my July project for Camp Loopy the other night. Here it is, hastily laid out on the floor while Loki was looking the other way:
And here it is, modeled.
Gotta go. It is time to start the laundry — my little helper is waiting!