Kitten adventures

The pharmacy my daughter works at now has a small yarn display. Yay! I saw some t-shirt yarn and grabbed it, because I haven’t seen t-shirt yarn in stores in ages.

I made a basket.

It’s 5 kittens big.

Beep Beep tried to get in with them, but it’s not 5 kittens plus mama big. šŸ˜€

For my fellow crocheters, the yarn is Madolinni, 97% cotton 3% lycra and 130 meters. It’s 100% “recycled product from the textile industry”. Unfortunately, it turned out to be much coarser and unpleasant to work with, compared to what I was expecting from a t-shirt yarn, but it does make a very sturdy basket.

The base is a disc done in single crochet, starting from 7 stitches, and increased rounds worked in a spiral until about 9 inches across. The first round for the sides is single crochet worked in the back loop only. The next 4 rounds were done in split single crochet, then I switched back to normal single crochet for the remaining rows. This resulted in an almost cauldron shape. The handles were made by making chains of 10 and skipping 7 stitches, on opposite sides. In the next round, a single crochet was worked into each stitch, including into each chain stitch. One more round of single crochet was done, then it was finished with a round of slip stitch worked into the sides of the final round of single crochet, to add stability and reduce stretch.

For those who are not into crochet, here are more kitties!

Of all the cats that were curious about the kittens, Two Face wasn’t really one of them.

Until we started taking the kittens out and putting them on my bed to run around.

She suddenly turned into a mother!

Beep Beep is her mother, but now Two Face is jumping into the nest to mother her mother, and her little siblings. The kittens are even trying to nurse on her! With her belly still half nekkid from being fixed, the nips are easy for them to find. šŸ˜€ I think they are confused about not getting any milk, though. šŸ˜€

The kittens are almost big enough to start scrambling out of their nest! We’re going to have to find a way to get them back into the basement, and walling off a corner or something, where there is less for them to get into and potentially hurt themselves. Plus, they are going to need room for food/water bowls and a litter pan, so they learn how to use them, soon!

What a bunch of cuties. šŸ™‚

The Re-Farmer

4 thoughts on “Kitten adventures

  1. I crocheted a lot in my late teens, early 20s. Forgot how… šŸ˜¦

    I tried to take up knitting about five years ago. OY. Always dropping stitches and couldn’t get anyone to help me figure out how to fix them.

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    • I could never knit! I learned the basics, but could never maintain tension properly. Now, I probably could pick it up, but I just don’t enjoy it enough.

      My mother tried to teach me to both knit and crochet. I must have frustrated her so much, because I just couldn’t get it. It wasn’t until years later that I taught myself how, from books. I was pregnant with my older daughter, and someone had gifted me with a crocheted baby blanket. It wouldn’t lay flat for some reason. After reading up on crochet, I figured it out; the maker had added an extra stitch by mistake in one corner, so ever round after that, added to the “ripple” effect. LOL I actually undid it and reworked it, and have been “hooked” ever since. šŸ˜€

      We still have that blanket. šŸ™‚

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