Weekend Distractions

Since, it appears, I have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to more grown-up projects, I decided to start a fun little project I’ve been eyeing for a while: Puss in Boots from Jean Greenhowe’s Knitted Animals. I think Jean Greenhowe is something of a design genius: look around her site and you’ll see what I mean. Take, for instance, the Topsy-Turvy Cinderella doll, her knitted paint, or the beautiful variety of dolls she’s designed. See what I mean? Genius. So I’ve been meaning to try one of her patterns for a while now. I’m glad I did, too. It’s proving to be really fun and going very quickly. It took a surprisingly short time to go from a stubby, amorphous blob:

to something that was recognizable as an unfinished version of the project I’m making.

I’ve never knit a toy from a pattern before, but you can color me impressed. I predict that it won’t be very long before this little kitty is all finished.


  1. Gigi says:

    I just went and ordered a few of her books !! Awesome !

    Just out of curiosity, what weight yarn are her pattern written for? Looks like DK perhaps?

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