Friday, August 17, 2012

Finished Object Friday

Hey! What's this? It smells good ...

Pattern: Easy Peasy Catnip Mouse

Yarn: leftover Cascade 220 Superwash

Modifications: none

Comments: The designer suggests that this little mouse shouldn't take more than 20 minutes to make. I doubted that, but now, after completing this one her time estimate seems pretty accurate.

The way the ears are designed makes them very simple. All the ends tuck inside so there's little finishing. I added about a teaspoon of catnip with the stuffing.

My cat seems very happy with it so I plan to make a bunch more for her, as well as some for friends and relatives with cats. It's perfect for using up small amounts of worsted - a nice little stash-busting project. And you know, I think I even have a few jingle bells to stuff inside some of them!

As always on Friday, I encourage you to check the links at Tami's Amis. I'm guessing there are scads of finished objects way more impressive than this! Maybe ... but how many will feature such a cute cat picture?! 

19 comments:

Pumpkin said...

The ears don't look simple, it's great that they are. Of course, the best part of this is the happy kitty munching on it!

WildflowerWool said...

What a cute little project. 20 mins, gotta like that!

Maria said...

Very cool! Almost makes me wish I had a cat! ;)

Dee said...

It's kitty approved! :-)

bookworm-Mary said...

I love your cute cat picture- if I knew more cats and was friendly with them, I would be taking your advice and making some of these! :)

Natalie Buehler said...

How sweet, and it is really strange, your kitty looks just like mine!!!I have a pic about it here:
http://marigoldsloft.blogspot.ch/2012/07/and-were-off.html

Mary said...

I made one, a different pattern but with 5 cats I have to make a few more..but it was longer than 20 min!

Mlissabeth said...

Yes, it is a cute picture of a beautiful cat. I like the mouse, too!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

So cute! My cat isn't much for catnip, but he does love toy mice. That could be his holiday present!

Jazz said...

Your cat truly seems interested! Waiting to see more crochet mice.

Paula said...

I love how your kitty looks slightly skeptical and yet unable to look away. I agree with him. I think the mouse seems pretty awesome, too.

avantaknits said...

That's adorable. There's a pile of leftover worsted in a drawer around here somewhere, and I have two cats...

Kepanie said...

Lucky cat!

RobinBrz said...

Cute little animals must be in the air! Love your mouse - would you believe me if I told you thought it was a piggy at first glance?
Clearly I need to have my eyes examined! First the Snoopy-cow, now the piggy-mouse - what's next!?! Heaven help me if someone shows me a picture of their baby!

stephanni :] said...

how cute! love your kitty. so pretty!

Ginx Craft said...

Oh your cat is the spitting image of one of my cats.

Faith (the Vampire Slayer) said...

Lucky cat!

Kathleen said...

I love a good cute cat picture with my yarn-objects. ;)

Your mouse came out adorably, and I love the way the ears are done on this, I may have to make one! My cat is completely disinterested in toys, sadly.

kathy b said...

adorable kitty image