Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy First Day of Spring!

Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, "In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” And, while he might not have been thinking of them, it's true of cats, too. Unfortunately.

Kitten season is soon to begin.

While I was messing around in my workroom this morning, I found a few pairs of orphan mittens. I'm thinking in honour of this, the first day of spring and kitten season, we might have a pop up sale with the money going to the Lyndhurst Feral Cat Project. There will be vet bills ahead, as they work towards stabilizing the colony.

All mittens are 100% wool. Hand knit. From the top left, clockwise, we have the Embroidered Felt Flower Mittens, Things Are Looking Up Mittens, Pistachio Mittens (all for an adult hand) and the child-sized Pink Flower Mittens (to fit a child 4 - 6 years old). Posted prices include shipping.

Rock bottom prices! The sale will end on Monday, March 23 at midnight.

Please leave a comment if you'd like one of these pairs of mittens, and I'll give you the Paypal info.

I did a little tallying this morning, and was surprised to find that I had knit about 28 pairs of mittens in the past year. One idea leads to the next, and before you know it, you're up to your nose in mittens. Sort of. Many of these mittens have gone to The Warm Hands Network. Some have been sold to fundraise for the Lyndhurst Feral Cat Project. Some have gone to friends and family. As I said recently, I feel I'm done with mittens for a while ... at least until next fall. :)

And, for those who might be interested, here's a photo of one of the colony cats:

Photo courtesy of
The Lyndhurst Feral Cat Project Website

His name is Andy, and from what I understand, he's been around for a while. He has what looks like, one crumpled ear. Word is that he's the father of many of the village cats. We met him in the village recently, and he let Mr. Coco pet him. Very sweet, and a handsome guy. (Andy, not Mr. Coco.....well, Mr. Coco is, too. You know what I mean.)

The Lyndhurst Feral Cat Project made Andy a priority, and he was neutered late last year.

What a face!

Edited to add: The 2 pairs on the bottom have been sold. Thank you.
(The child's mittens and the Pishatchio Mittens) .....ugh, make that Pistachio Mittens. :)

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