Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Puss Cat VI

"I gave Pig a sack of acorns."

"Follow me," sang Red Robin, "and I will take you to Pig's house. He will tell us where he found the apron."

So Puss Cat and Hen followed Little Red Robin.

Soon they come to Pig's house.

"Good morning Pig!" sand Red Robin. "Puss Cat has lost her washing. Have you seen it?"

"No." said Pig. "I have not seen it."

But when Pig trotted out of his house Puss Cat said.

"Oh Pig, you are wearing my mittens! Where did you find them?"


Monday, February 27, 2012

Puss Cat V

"Follow me," sang little Red Robin, "and I will take you to Hen's house. Hen is very good at finding things. Perhaps she has found your washing!"

So Puss Cat followed little Red Robin and soon they came to Hen's house.

But when Hen hopped out of her house, Puss Cat said.

"Oh Hen, that is my apron! Where did you find it?"

"Why, Puss Cat," said Hen. "I bought it from Pig. He had an apron for sale and I thought it would be a good idea to keep my egg in the pocket."


Friday, February 24, 2012

Puss Cat IV

The was nothing on the line except the pegs and little Red Robin.

"Oh dear, oh dear!" said Puss Cat.

"Someone has taken my washing. Who can it be?"

"Mew mew!" cried the kittens.

"Someone has taken our washing. Who can it be?"

(Ah ha! A crime. Getting more interesting now, eh?)


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Puss Cat III

One evening, after the kittens were in bed, Puss Cat said,

"I have so much washing that I think I will do it tonight before I go to bed."

So she made a huge bowl of soap suds and washed

an apron

two pairs of mittens

a towel

a scarf

a ribbon

and a pair of socks!

She hung the washing on the line and then she went to bed and slept all night.

In the morning she went into the garden, and what do you think she saw?

(Oh the suspense. I love that little washing line.)


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Puss Cat II

Here are Puss Cat's three kittens.

(I love these illustrations. Just lookit those little kitten tummies.)

Puss Cat had three kittens who were always tearing their clothes and leaving dirty paw-marks on the floor.

Puss Cat had to work very hard to look after the kittens and to keep her house clean and tidy.

She swept the floor.

She cooked the dinner.

She mended the kitten's clothes.

She polished the furniture.

(Yeah I get it. Puss Cat did housework.
Stick around, it gets more interesting.)


Puss Cat I

Puss Cat

Written and illustrated by Mollie Clarke

(click images to enlarge)

(inside cover)

Once upon a time there was a good mother cat.

Her name was Puss Cat.

Here is Puss Cat.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Something Special

I'd like to introduce you to something special.

This is Puss Cat.

Puss Cat and myself go waaaay back.

I'm going to show you her story.

And yes.

There will be knitting.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

St Bridget's Day


A quick tally of WIPs and stuff currently on the needles gives me 2 overdue gifts to finish, 3 hats, 3 hairbands and 3 mittens to knit and a pattern to

So what do I do?

Clearly the only thing to do is to start another project.

Happy St Bridget's Day. Last week marks the start of the St Patrick's Day Celebration competition on Ravelry. Every year I tell myself I have no time to enter and every year without fail I cannot resist.

This year I accepted early on that I would enter (thereby saving time and demonstrating new levels of age wisdom) and I am hoping to knit something that I failed to get off the page and onto the needles 3 years ago and haven't attempted since.

I'm gonna start from scratch and see what happens.


2010 entry

2011 entry & 3rd prize winner. Yay