It's been a while since I posted, as I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. But don't worry - I'm in London now and going to have treatment at King's College Hospital and it does not appear to be life-threatening. Tomorrow's consultation will give me treatment options, but meanwhile life goes on as usual, and I have been knitting!
First I started the Holden Shawlette and as an antidote to that I made catnip mice for the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. I've done 8 mice so far and just started my second shawlette.
Here's the shawlette:
...and here are the mice!
I did the edge stitches a little too tight on the shawlette and I can't make the top edge stretch out flat, but I'm correcting that on the second one I'm making now.
I made the mice from odds and ends of sock wool and put some catnip in with the stuffing. They are rather cute and I hope the cats like them. I have a crochet pattern on Ravelry that is FREE if you would like to crochet some mice, but I thought I'd give this knitting one a try.
While in Southampton with my daughter and the grandchildren, we visited Hobbycraft. I quite liked a book about Coffee Cosies...
...but Max preferred to browse in the cross stitch material...
...must be in the genes...