Cat’s Protection fish and stripy fish design added

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So if you can remember I donated toys to the cat’s protection and I was not well enough at all to go when my husband took them in.
I received a letter from them telling me about how the cats love them.

So I have been making fish in cat’s protection colours :)

This also means I am adding stripy fish to my collection too :)

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Mother’s day gift :)

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I know this is a little late but I wanted to share the gift I made for my Mum for Mother’s day. Well I had help from the hubby too as I am not allowed to use hot glue guns!

I saw this on Attic 24 and just knew I had to make it for my mum, she has bits and trinkets like this and loves them :)

The best thing about it is that all the flowers and leaves do not take long to make so a perfect project!

Weekend donations

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This weekend my wonderful husband took these and more not pictured to two independent rescue shelters.

Each got a bag full of toys around 50 each and I have donated these for the cats in their care and for them to sell at upcoming fundraisers!

I am so excited to be helping them and hope to do more!

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Being spoilt with donations

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This week I have been a very spoilt and very happy grateful young lady :)

I received all these donations in one week and I am so excited and completely overwhelmed with it all.
I have been really struggling with my disabilities and it is just so nice when you receive items that you know are going to benefit so many animals and animal shelters but also a massive benefit to my own health and wellbeing.

The mermaid chunky yarn donated by a Miss Lewis

The baby yarn set donated by Mr Gresswell

The midget yarn set donated by Mrs Brown

Parma Violet Cat Blanket

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Parma violet cat blanket made for Gracies Cat Rescue

My gosh! It has been over a week since i made a blanket and i do feel guilty about this, however my health comes first and i just did not have the energy to be doing things. My seizures have been bad, my chronic fatigue has been bad and the pain has just been kicked up a million notches!

So yes just the one blanket made!

I have a picture to share of my parents rescue cat Shadow enjoying a blanket i made, my parents in return gave my dog and cat food and treats that i can take to the centres when i go :)

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Then on Friday it was my dad’s birthday and well as i can not have gluten i get special birthday cakes and i have to say the lady that makes the cup cakes truly out did herself! I literally screamed as they are amazing and they tasted amazing too!

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Catnip Fish Knitting Pattern

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Catnip Fish Knitting Pattern

Items needed:

3.75mm knitting needles (the kiddy size needles are good for this)
double knit yarn
scissors
Toy stuffing
Knitters Sewing needle
catnip – I recommend Good Girl catnip or Kong Catnip

K – Knit
P- Purl
M1 – knit front and back of stitch
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
P2TOG – purl 2 stitches together

You need to make 2 of these to make 1 fish

Cast on 10 stitches
1) Knit
2) P2,K2,P2,K2,P2
3) K2,P2,K2,P2,K2
4) P2,K2,P2,K2,P2
5) K2TOG, K6, K2TOG
6) P all even rows until row 30
7) K2TOG, K4, K2TOG
9) K2, M1, M1, K2
11) K3, M1, M1, K3
13) K4, M1, M1, K4
15) K5, M1, M1, K5
17) K6, M1, M1, K6
19) K
21) K6, K2TOG, K2TOG, K6
23) K5, K2TOG, K2TOG, K5
25) K2TOG, K3, K2TOG, K3, K2TOG
27) K2TOG, K5, K2TOG
29) K2TOG, K2TOG, K2TOG, K
30) P2TOG, P2TOG
31) K2TOG

Fasten off leave a large tail for making up

Once you have the two pieces to make up put the two pieces together have the wrong sides facing outwards and then sew the pieces together.

once you have done this turn your fish inside out, stuff 3 of the pieces of yarn into the fish, leaving one out for sewing up. Stuff your fish half way up (this will be through the tail end) put your cat nip in the stuff up the the tail and sew up :)

so there is no weaving in i pull the yarn through the tail end, through the centre of the fish (through the stuffing) and then pull it out his mouth and cut the thread off there :)