Wednesday, 12 August 2009
And all because the little lady loves...
Naidie arrived with us about 18mo ago "because she's the only cat in the basket with a proper smile, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease can we take her home????". She is utterly beloved, goes everywhere and this weekend gained her own little bed (at least she got one. The grown-ups failed utterly to get a new one for themselves, grumble grumble). It came with a sheet, pillow and mattress, but flush from my granny square swap success, I suggested I make a blanket. Oh my lord. I have a new-found respect for people who make large afghans! The actual squares are only two rounds with a big hook, so they were quick to do, but what a faff to darn in all those ends and sew it all together! I had just one ball of each yarn - freebies from the front of a magazine - so it was touch and go as to whether I'd have enough to finish it. That explains the somewhat ugly seams; I ended up using a half-ball of Debbie Bliss cotton angora to do the border. But hey - it fits the bed and my little lady is happy. Ugly is in the eye of the beholder, and a squashy, bedraggled pink-and-white cat called Naidie loves it (so I'm told). Job done.