Sunday, October 17, 2010

Holiday Knitting Begins...

Yep -- it's that time of year again and holiday knitting is in full swing. XMAS presents are on the needles, but the first priority is going to have to be a non-Christmas item. Indeed, this year the festivities will begin with Halloween. Gracie has decided to be a black cat (specifically, a character from a book called The Witch Family, Charlotte will be a "witch" character from the same novel).  We have black leggings and a long-sleeved black t-shirt, so she's lacking ears and a tail.  These I'll be supplying - hopefully in time for the first Halloween party on the 23rd.  So, I have a week....  

My sister Kate has already knit a kitty hat, so I've decided to copy hers only in black.  I also have some Bernat pink yarn that, get this -->  Glows in the Dark!  How cool is that?  I'll use that for the center area of the ears and probably make the ears a little bigger overall.  Here is a picture of Kate's and when I've completed mine, I'll post it too:
I'm not as clear on how I'll do the tail.  None of the patterns on Ravelry are grabbing me at the moment.  I'm thinking maybe a long tube (double yarn and big needles) and then just stuffing it with fiberfill and some wire, maybe making the tip with the same glow in the dark pink.

Anyway, that's the plan.  Stay tuned :)

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