Just another cat obsessed knitter

The Owlets


I designed Oliver and Olivia a few years ago and am now offering the knitting pattern to make these cute, fluffy owlets free here:

Oliver and Olivia

I used a double knit weight yarn; however you could use a chunky yarn for larger owlets or a finer, 4ply yarn to make smaller ones.  The owlets make lovely decorations and a smaller size would look sweet on your Christmas tree!


This cute Snowman Christmas Jumper knitting pattern is now available in my online shops.  The jumper pattern includes sizes for babies and toddlers up to 48 months.  The smaller sizes would make a lovely set with my Snowman Booties and Snowman Baby Hat patterns.



Still Knitting

Having been away from blogging for a while, an update is needed

  • The youngest, having hit 18, is not now as helpful with writing and uploading posts
  • Basil is STILL on a diet!
  • The household has inherited another cat – Smudge


  • Basil is put outBasil
  • The Knitter is still knitting
  • The Knitter has had to master blogging

Inspired by the arrival of autumn, my latest project is these cute ‘Woodlanders’ Swiss darned onto fingerless mittens.  The mittens are knit flat, which makes adding the motifs a lot easier before sewing up the side seam.  Check them out in my shops (see sidebar).

Squirrel mittsOwl mitts

I was none too happy with all of this fuss around me. Yes it’s my birthday. Yes I am two years old today. I do not understand the big deal. Then they got the streamers out! As you can see by the photo, I was not too happy about this. However, the humans then got the yummy treats out and I realised that maybe there are benefits to birthdays after all…



Basil On: A Foxy Pillow

“So The Knitter is on a roll once again and has created A Foxy Pillow, as she calls it. I can’t say that I am exactly excited about it, it’s the same size as me! I did my best to pay as little attention to it as possible as I turned my head away and feigned disinterest. Just as long as it knows who is boss around here, which is me, of course. I believe that I make much better company anyway and a much better pet. I have bundles more charm coupled with dashing good-looks, well I’m almost impossible to resist! Maybe I am being too harsh on the fox, it is only a pillow after all.”

Snowman Baby Booties!

The Knitter has focussed her attention on all things Christmassy. As a result of this a pair of woolly snowman booties have appeared. I am certain that they will make good company this Christmas, however, I am upset that The Knitter could not provide me with a cat-sized version, my paws are getting a bit nippy…IMG_6893IMG_6888IMG_6907

You can purchase your copy of the pattern on any of The Knitters websites…Happy Knitting!

A stormy day…

Lets talk about the weather. I felt particulary energetic this morning (probably due to this outrageous diet…) and I strolled out of my room only to discover gale force winds and lashes of rain to greet me. I was not impressed in the slightest. I decided that I was definately NOT venturing outside and camped underneath an umbrella by the cat flap. I am not too sure why an umbrella was strategically placed by the cat flap indoors, I think it was a hint for me to brave the dreaded outdoors and get some exercise. No thank you. I’m very happy underneath this umbrella…

My new found hiding place

Eventually, my family got sick of my dithering and I was made to go outside. They have no pity! The winds nearly blew me over and the rain ruined my perfectly brushed fur. However, I found a dry spot that I could take refuge under from the weather’s onslaught.

I found a dry spot!

Finally, I was allowed to return into the warm house and a pack of treats was the first thing I saw, waiting for me. Hmm maybe my family aren’t so strict on my diet after all!

I move to investigate the treats. Now, how to open it?

A quick update on The Knitter, it seems that she is making boot toppers now. What in the world are ‘boot toppers’?!


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