My mom made all this stuff in the 70s when she was diagnosed with high blood pressure. She had to take potassium for medical reasons, but making these cute little animals also relaxed her. She was way ahead of her time!
Feb 7 / The spring was a little stressful. I took the stray cat inside in December, and when she first went into heat, I scheduled her to be neutered. Then, Kitten aka "Fat Cat" and Felix got into a fight. I walked in to the commotion to see Kitten with a mouthful of hair in his mouth, looking as innocent as he could. I thought Felix was ok, but after a week I noticed he had pus on his back and after unsuccessfully trying to clean it / cure it (it's one of those "don't try this at home" instructions), I brought him to the Vet. This is his homecoming after four nights at Kitty Club Med. Advice to pet owner's: bring them right away.
I made this for a co-workers' baby. He wanted sky blue and sunshine yellow. I kept telling him the two colors didn't really go well together. Then I made it. It went well together! And perfectly in the blue yellow baby's room! (What do I know?)
This was a difficult project for me. I started a scarf for Marina in Homespun's red apple, since red is her favorite color. I was working it in a K1P1 rib, which is a pattern her mother had done for her. All very well and fine, but then she wanted it mixed with purple. The purple was a little subdued, and the red was bright. But it turned out alright.
When I showed it to my knitting buddies they asked if she was a Red Hatter. Aaargh! Marina is two decades to being a red hatter. And given she is originally from Russia, I let her know about Red Hatters, just in case anyone might stop her and ask that question.