This FO Friday/Fiber Arts Friday brings us to the last of the super secret swap gifts that were sent off to the UK, presumably by carrier pigeon judging by the amount of time they took to reach their destination...
Anyway, I had been DYING for an excuse to knit one of Ysolda's Mousies for ages. They're so stinking cute! And since my swap partner not only shared her household with, but also seemed pretty smitten by an actual house cat, I figured this was my shot.
And so I started knitting heavy fingering weight yarn on size 0 dpns, which instantly seemed like a bad idea. But the cuteness made me persevere. And so I did. This is what popped out:
Squee! Sue me, I like the bum picture the best. Since he was intended for a cat, I stuffed him with catnip stashed in nylon, and a bit of toy stuffing, too. His front side is also cute...
But, I had some major difficulties with the french knots for his eyes. The first came off instantly looking exactly as pictured in the instructions. The second did not, and did not, and did not. So his left eye was a tiny bit wonky. I loved him anyway.
And it's rumored that the cat was pretty pleased, as well. So, mission accomplished!
Oh, and one more thing: In case you missed it -- Enter a comment on this post (ETA: That's a link to the contest post -- Just want to make sure folks aren't posting comments on this FO Friday post to be entered -- Sorry for the confusion!!) to win a skein of Madeline Tosh yarn! But do it fast, the contest closes at 8 am MST on Saturday (yep, that's tomorrow).