One of my coworkers is pregnant, and as we were working on CATS together, I just had to make the baby a knitted cat. I found this pattern for the Woobie Kitty on Ravelry, and ended up buying the whole e-book of ‘woobie’ patterns. I want to make a zebra for the next person I know who gets pregnant!
Embroidering the face on straight was very hard! In the end he’s a little cockeyed, but it just adds to the charm, yes? When I ordered the yarn online, I thought the brown was going to be more of an orange, because I wanted to make a green-eyed orange and white cat. It’s more of a brown and white cat, but the eyes are still green.
I made sure to sew on the ears as well as I could, and then I gave it a few test swings around the room. Turns out that you can swing a cat in our 900 sq foot condo!
I love the floppy body, I think it will make a great toy for a kid. They could curl up under it, drag it around by one corner, turn it upside down and hold things in it, sleep on it… I think it’s an original and versatile shape.
I used the recommended yarn (Cascade Superwash Sport), and bought the recommended amount (2 skeins orange, 1 white). The picot hem for this thing used one whole skein of the orange! I was worried I’d run out, but there was plenty of yarn.
Peace out, cool cats.
*I call the baby ‘Baby P’ here… the P stands for Pubert. Whenever my friend gets asked what the baby’s name is going to be, she says ‘Pubert. Or Skillz.’ so people stop asking. We think that the cat should be named Pubert though, so fast-forward 3 years when the family is running through an airport somewhere with a child screaming ‘I WANT PUBERT! WHERE IS PUBERT?!!’. I found that funny, anyway.