Sunday, February 03, 2008

Let It Rain Yarn And Kitty Knits

Today I went up north to do a little shopping with my mom. We drove over to Mukilteo to the Let It Rain Yarn store which is a cute little shop in a mixed use area called Bella Terra Village. There are store fronts along the road and apartments and condos above.

The first thing that grabbed my attention was the Kitty Knits: Projects for Cats and Their People book by Donna Druchunas. If you are a knitter who loves cats (and who isn't?!?!) then you MUST buy this book. OH MY GAWD, there are some incredibly cute designs all with cat themes. There are a couple of comfy looking cat beds and some cat toys. But to show your true cat appreciation you will have to knit the Scandinavian Pullover that has cat faces and tails. Or if that is a bit much you can still knit a ear flap hat with cat motif or a lace scarf that uses a Peruvian cat motif. There is even an illusion scarf that has a cat face hidden between the stripes! I'm thinking of knitting the felted cat doorstop or kitty socks for myself and some felted catnip mice for Shadow, RJ, and Sparky. Too bad for Pachebel that I didn't get a dog knitting book!

Let It Rain Yarn didn't have a huge selection of yarns but they did have a nice selection including Noro and Cascade. I did end up buying Dark Horse Yarns Magestic in a purple color. It is knit on size 15 needles. It is a fun yarn that I think will look great as an open work scarf.

I also bought a knit purse kit that cames with black cording, a drawstring liner, purse handles, a button, and a bottom. I think this will make a really cute clutch and will probably end up as a Xmas gift.


Carrie said...

I didn't think that YOU liked cats all that much . . . I know that I don't (they make me itch), although I have knit items with cats on them, and that earflap cat is pretty cute.

Donna said...

Glad you like the book. I tried to make a nice assortment of projects for different tastes and skill levels. It was SO much fun doing this book and working out all the kitty motifs!