Kitty Cat

There are lots of reasons I’m looking forward to moving back into a house. Having a backyard, for example, or not hearing my neighbour flush their toilet in the middle of the night. High on my list of things to do when we moved was get another cat. Our beautiful (and very grumpy) Isis passed away about four and a half years ago and I still miss her a lot.

Isis (2002)

Isis (2002)

Unfortunately, the little man’s latest round of allergy testing not only confirmed his allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, trees, grass and mould (ugh!), but he also appears to be very allergic to cats and dogs. Ugh, again. So, no cat for us right now. Instead, I knit myself a purple cat.

Purple Greta

Purple Greta

Okay, it isn’t the same, but knitting this little cutie helped my feel a little better. The pattern is Greta the Captivating Cat from Rebecca Danger. The yarn is Cascade’s Luna Prints in colourway Wild Violets. Once I have my craft stash back, she will be getting a ribbon around her neck and around her tail.

Greta the Captivating Cat, 2011 edition

Greta the Captivating Cat, 2011 edition

This isn’t the first time I’ve made this great pattern. Back in 2011, I knit her for a partner exchange on Ravelry, and I had been intending to make another one for me ever since. And now that I know I can’t have a real cat, I sense several more knitted cats in my future.

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