I am ever so pleased to say that Ducky’s ordeal is now over. After going to the vets for an op, following a cat bite, and having to wear his bandage suit. After being shut up in the guest room for endless days and nights . . . stitches are now out and Ducky is free to come and go as he pleases.
Okay, he looks a bit strange still, with a huge, rectangular bald patch. But fur will grow back eventually and this incident will soon be a thing of the past.
My only worry now is that our other 3 cats are all being very hissy towards him. They don’t seem to recognise him anymore. We were expecting Le Bleu to get antsy, because he always does. However, even the usually docile Merlin and Abby have been hissing and trying to whack Ducky, whenever he gets too close. In order to try and keep the majority happy, Ducky is therefore still having to sleep on his own in the guest room at night, just until the other cats get over their amnesia.
Apart from spending lots of time giving Ducky extra cuddles in the spare room . . . I have done a little bit of crafting recently. Not as much as I would have liked, but even so, a few photos to share with you.
I’ve made a start on “Johny the monkey” – a pattern in the first Zoomigurumi book. This one is labelled as being for “experienced” crocheters, probably because of the shaping on the face part. It wasn’t difficult though. I just followed the excellent stitch by stitch instructions and it hooked up with no problem. So far I’ve made the head, body, face bit and 2 ears. Next to tackle the other parts.
I also started a second pattern, from the same book, because working in dark brown isn’t always easy.
This one, “Leila the pony”. My pony is going to be mainly baby pink, and I’m thinking of using a dark grey for the hooves. With (possibly) a purple mane and tail, but I haven’t decided yet. So far, one body, waiting to be stuffed.
And more pics of some new fabrics I am eagerly awaiting . . .
One of our neighbours is expecting a baby girl later this year . . . any excuse eh? I’ll be making a baby sized quilt, with the bird print as my main fabric, and other pretty colours too. Can’t wait for fabrics to arrive and to make a start!