I had promised my two year old that I would make him something because I had just finished making a dog (Snoopy, so cute) for my nephew. Every time I sat down with yarn and hooks, he’d come over and say “mine?” I started to feel kinda bad because I was making things for other people, and not for him. I made a penguin for my mother-in-law’s friend, a dog for my nephew, a rattle for my new baby niece, and a sheep for my employer, but nothing for Zachary.
I was going to make him a dog. But I couldn’t find a pattern that I really liked, and I didn’t want to make another snoopy (I wish I had written down the pattern for that dog, he’s so perfect!) So I started thinking of what else Zachary would like. Zachary LOVES cats, and our cat, Montrose, is starting to live up to her name! So he doesn’t have a cat that he can play with anymore.
Well, my hook and yarn started working and out popped Candy Cat. Or as Zachary will tell you “my Meow!”
When I started out, The head was all wrong, and then, after the head was right, the body that I made was WAY too big! But finally, a suitable cat came about.
Finishing touch to make this cat perfect for my son was to add a jingle-bell to the head. Zachary loves that it makes noise when he shakes it. All in all, it turned out purrrfectly (wow I’m cheezy!)
P.S. If you want the pattern, I’ll have it and several others up soon. They will probably run about $5 per pattern (except maybe my tiny whale that I’m gonna post next, he’ll probably be $1) For now, you can e-mail me and I’ll e-mail you the pattern we’ll work something out with a check or paypal or something like that. Lots of fun patterns coming as soon as my amazing husband figures out how to make a store on this theme!