The Cat's Pajamas!...

Hello hello!   

I'm so happy to finally be able to announce the publication of my newest pattern, The Cat's Pajamas!  It's been over a year since I wrote this pattern, submitted it, and was sworn to secrecy (secret knitting is a necessary part of this business but is soooo hard sometimes).  This is a pattern that had been tickling the back of my mind for a while so when the good folks at Spud and Chloe contacted me about possible design ideas I happily pitched this one and am absolutely thrilled that they decided to include it in their new collection.


So what is the Cat's Pajamas?...It's a part stuffed softy and part bag—a pajama bag to be exact—a perfect companion for sleep-overs and for corraling wayward jammies.


Here he is sitting pretty, waiting patiently for bed-time, stories and snuggles...


And in the morning he is all ready to help with a bit of bedroom organization...


PJs in the bag!... 



This pattern is made in super soft Spud and Chloe Sweater.  This yarn is so fantastic to knit and the fabric it creates is just yummy—squishy-soft with just the right amount of body to give it structure.  And the colors?...a-maz-ing!!  I adore the palette that this yarn comes in—so many bright fun colors!  I made the original sample in traditional tabby cat colors but take a gander at what the Spud and Chloe gals did with it...  


Soooo cute!!  They used the pattern as a color theory exercise!  I love it and am now totally itching to get my own bright-funky-kitty-knitty on.  


The pattern can be found for sale here.  It is offered online as a pdf or as a hard copy (in stores that carry Spud and Chloe yarns).  I very often order pattern pdfs when I have the chance (saves paper and keeps the clutter down here at my little house o'yarn), but people you have to see these Spud and Chloe patterns.  I love them.  They are designed just like traditional sewing patterns, complete with paper envelope and everything.  Perfect for keeping the pattern nice and for including notes and pictures of the finished piece.  Brilliant!! 

Can you tell that I had fun with this little pattern?  Fun, functional, with just enough whimsy thrown in for good measure.  My favorite kind of summer knitting!  Hope your summer is the cat's pajamas or at the very least the bee's knees!