January can be a bit grey, can't it? So, recently, I came across this photo of a crocheted cat that I'd seen somewhere on the net over the last year and printed it up. I gathered together some new skeins of KnitPicks "Simply Cotton Worsted" I had ordered not long ago and began to make up my pattern as I went along. Here is the result.. Krazy Kat!
Here is a shot of kitty against our new yellow painted wall so you can see the colors with less distraction. I think this would be fun done in self striping variegated yarns, too!Using a G sized crochet hook, I chained 12 and made 3 sc in the 2nd chain from the end, then sc around -- adding 3 sc at each end until there were 5 rows - then just sc around until the 12th row - where you decrease twice each row at the outer edge - every 4 rows, or on the first row of a new color. I did 4 rows of each color. When he was tall enough, I slip stitched the top closed after stuffing it. I made the ears by chaining 10, then connecting it and sc around for 6 rows, then decrease around to close the ear. I put a little bit of stuffing in the ear to make it stand up. Sew them on, a few button eyes and embroidered nose and mouth... and Voila! Your own kitty! :-)
You can never have too many colorful kitties, can you? And it's a great stash buster, as you can use whatever you have around!
While I finished up the kitty, Dayle made some chicken noodle soup for our dinner. Yesterday was so grey!! Today, there is not a cloud in the sky and the house is filled with sunshine!!Yesterday I met my 2 sisters and friend Shirley for lunch at the Claim Jumper restaurant and then we went on to see a movie - "Silver Linings Playbook". It was a great movie - you really connect with the characters, it shows the inner workings of a guy who is bi-polar and how he tries to pull himself up after a breakdown. If you have a chance to see it, you won't be sorry. The cast is Jennifer Lawrence (from Hunger Games), Bradley Cooper (the Hangover) and Robert DeNiro as his dad. I hope you are having a good day where you are!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)