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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6 Responses to Kitty Cat

  1. Linda says:

    Cute kitty and love the color.

  2. Judith says:

    very beautiful,
    Loved the article about you in the cross stitch magazine ♥

  3. Giovanna says:

    Cute kitty! Shame about the allergies though…

  4. Thoeria says:

    I love your little knit kitty…but understand how you must miss a real cat! I have 3 of them and adore them to bits!

  5. Kim McCool says:

    Oh my goodness – what a sweet cat. (Sorry to hear about the allergies. They can be annoying).

  6. Joanne P says:

    Lovely knitted kitties! Such a shame about your son’s allergies, do they think he might outgrow them one day? You don’t really want one of those hairless cats, do you?

    I still miss my black cat Spooky but it’s not practical for us to have one now.