Saturday, April 5, 2008

FO: Mice

I've posted my finished mouse cat toy before, but I never really gave any details, so here ya go! I made this little trio for Roxy and for Christina's kitties, Danny and Nova.

yarn details
Red Heart Sport Solid in Limeade and Hot Pink

Sport Weight
100% acrylic
cost: $1.58/ 240 yard ball

TLC Ultra Soft in Light Yellow
Worsted Weight
100% acrylic


polyfill stuffing
catnip packets (from Petsmart)

project details
pattern: "Catwarming Set" by Michelle Ameron in Stitch 'n Bitch Nation.
needles: size 4 dpns
hours: two evenings for three mice
total cost: $5

- Roxy's mouse was the only one with catnip in it and she destroyed it within 5 minutes. Observe: the catnip pack is in her mouth, mouse guts are all over the floor, and the sad little mouse carcass is by her feet.

thoughts for the future...
- I'm going to try knitting with a strand of button-hole thread held along with the yarn - maybe that will reinforce the mouse a little so it can stand up to 10 minutes of kitty play.