Can you guess who I found sneaking in the cat mint this time? Armed with her handkerchief to try and catch mice?
Here’s the culprit from the back…
And the front! Why it’s Miss Moppet, Tom Kittens sister and daughter of Tabitha Twitchit.
This is the kitten Felix has been wanting me to make the most, whilst she adores the two stories of Tom Kitten, it’s Miss Moppet that first caught her heart and attention. I used the basic body pattern of Tom Kitten, added the paws on again, as well as extra stripes and a little tummy. The bow is of my own creation – basic rectangle bow on top of a keyhole scarf that tapered into wider ends to give that nice bow shape.
The handkerchief is actually based on the free knitting pattern Waffle Check Dishcloth by Rain Coast Knits. It was the most suited pattern I could find to give the not quite checked blue and white appearance of the handkerchief in the book.
Felix was very critical in the making of this particular toy, and was in charge of every step – the choosing of the colours, number and placement of stripes, the bow shape and the handkerchief also.
I’m fairly sure I have memorized the whole story of Miss Moppet I consulted the book that much!
At least I’ll be in for a much easier knitting journey for Moppet and Tom’s sister, Mittens!
In other news, the dash is still going on and I did a little kid week chant that went:
Knit it! Spin it!
You’re all trying really hard!
Craft it! Weave it!
Go and use up every yard!
Not as good as my first but…it’s still a cute chant. Hmm. Need to come up with more…
Have a nice week everyone!
Starting total – 622
Wool used – 56 (2 since last post)
Wool bought – 8 (1 since last post – it called to both myself and Felix!)
Wool given – 5
Wool gifted – 0
Total – 579 (checked my numbers and at some point I made a mistake, hence why the total has gone up!)