Several years ago, before Felix, I made myself a crocodile scarf (the pattern was from an old let’s knit magazine) and after wearing it that winter, it got shoved into the box of spare scarves and gloves and forgotten.
One day, looking for anything that Felix might agree to wear that was warm, she spotted the crocodile scarf and has since worn it like a shawl around herself.
It was adorable, and warm, and I never thought more about it.
The other day she got a toy cat that came with a lilac sparkly scarf with fluffy white trim. After one look at it, and a testing cuddle, she demanded the offending purple fluffy thing be removed and replaced with its own crocodile scarf.
I was about to tell her not to be silly when Engel replied ‘of course mummy will make Whiskers (the toy cat) one!’
Out came the pattern and one was made in miniature. And I have to admit, the photo bombed pictures of Felix hugging that cat wearing its scarf and squealing ‘thank you mummy! Love you!’ does make it worthwhile…but they’re for my private collection, so you’ll have to make do with the cat by itself.
He is cute with it on…
Besides this scarf, I made Engel another pair of armwarmers. Same pattern, same wool, same colours. Boring!
Quiet week otherwise. Well, a slow one. Redundancies have been announced at work so I’m playing the waiting game to see if I’ll be staying or going.
I’ve begun to stress knit…wool tension is through the roof though…
Wool Count down:
Starting total – 697 balls
Wool used – 10 (1 this week)
Total – 687