After Piccolo died, a friend sent a stuffed Pekingese as a remembrance. I thought that the gesture was lovely. I wanted to adopt that tradition as my own. I knit a little dog for that same friend after the passing of her dog, and it sadly was lost in the mail. I must make another.
This little kitty was for my friend T, who had a grey tabby that died the week of Thanksgiving. I used a pattern from the book Knitted Cats and Kittens. I modified the pattern to have the head markings done by duplicate stitch. The pattern as written had the markings knit separately and then attached. I stuffed pipe cleaners into the legs so Henry could stand up straight. I used Debbie Bliss Bluefaced Leicester dk, and Rowan Felted Tweed for the markings. I purchased the glass eyes from Amazon.
The current status of everything is that I'm overwhelmed. I have been doing a lot of teaching, classes and private lessons. I expect this will slow down a bit in March. There's also a pile of finishing and repair work that I'm behind on. Add to that the distractions of wanting to knit things for my wardrobe. It seems that I used to be able to get lots more done.