Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cat Toys!

I made this cat toy for my cat a couple years ago. She was playful today, so I took the toy out to see if she still likes it. It turns out she still loves it! From her immediate reaction, I would guess that the catnip inside still smells fresh and yummy :)

The toy is knit in wool and then felted. The felted wool makes it very durable, although my cat does tend to be gentle on her toys anyway.

Isn't she cute?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Angry Cardinal

My hubby's assistant loves to play the game Angry Birds, so when I saw this pattern I immediately thought of her. He needed an end-of-the-school-year-gift, and I took out my yarn and crochet hook :)

Hook size: F
Yarn: mostly acrylic with some white cotton
Pattern: Angry Cardinal by Itsy Bitsy Spider

Ths pattern was really fun to make. It was easy overall, just a lot of little fiddly bits that had to be sewn on. I used black felt and hot glue for the centers of the eyes.

My hubby's assistant loved it! That's the important thing :)