How it started is kind of a long story, and as always, has to do with me being just a tad crazy crazy hehe.
So when i was a kid my mom had a rather ridiculous knitted cat sweater, it had three cats on it, and one had a mouse hanging out of its month. And when i say hanging, i mean it, the mouse was a separately knitted piece, that hung off the sweater. It was both awesome and crazy. And for that, i’ve always loved that sweater.
So of course, i got it in my head to make myself a cat and mouse jumper in homage to my mom’s. But you know, a little more wearable :) And this is what i came up with!
Obviously i started with the Briar pattern, my darling, and i did all the work on the cat and mouse before constructing the sweater at all, it made it much easier to handle. The cats body is appliqued fleece, and all the details are embroidered. I think Chris almost died laughing when i was finished, and this little Briar has been my favourite jumper all winter. My go to for days when i don’t know what to wear – “oh, i’ll just put Cecil on over that! done!”
And yes, i did name the cat – his name is Cecil. He’s obviously a bit of a cheeky troublemaker. Cecil don’t play with your food!! hehehe
Then things got really fun, when one of my dear friends daughter caught a glimpse of Cecil and fell in love too. Her favorite colour being purple i made her one exactly the same as mine, except in tween size.
We’re going to take over Perth one Cecil at a time hehehe