Monday, 1 December 2014

Handmade Holidays 2014: Crocheted Kitty

Next up in my long line of gifts to make is my bestie's little cutey wutey new baby girl.

I think this kitty is going to be bigger than the baby it is for! hehehe

I used this pattern which had lots of photos and instructions. The most trouble I had was with getting the face right. I always have such a struggle with facial features. Those eyebrows could have ended up looking more angry than I intended. I probably redid the face about 4 times before I got it right. You can see the chalk still on the face where I originally thought the eyes should go. Gotta wash that off before I send kitty!

I used a raspberry coloured yarn with ivory accents - both big balls of yarn I found at the thrift store so stay tuned for more projects made with each of these colours.
I think kitty will be a little easier to figure out a packing situation for than Frecko Gecko, but still, I really need to start making things that are less bulky. All the money I save on yarn I'm spending on shipping! Yowsa!  Oh well, it's worth it to send a handmade gift to a loved one ... so it all evens out in the end.

Here is a link to my kitty project on Ravelry.

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