Crazy for Cat Cowls


As you know I have been making  Sully some Cat Cowls. I decided to make some for my daughter, Kay’s two kitties, Mina and Larz. I knew the exact colors I would use for Mina’s cowl. I was not sure about the colors for Larz. I decided to just make up a few in different colors and then let Kay pick one for Larz.

We went to her house yesterday and she picked one that was striped with two shades of orange for him. I put it on for him. He just loved it! He walked around rubbing on everything. He was acting all sexy in his new cowl.


Photo provided by Kay Thank you.

Photo provided by Kay, Thank you.

Two shades of scrap orange were used.

Hook size: G/6 – 4.25mm

Stitch: Single Crochet

11 x 2 inches


Now Mina is a different story. She does not like to wear collars. Kay says she usually has them taken off within a day or two, so she doesn’t try to keep one on Mina. I thought maybe a cowl would be different. Kay did manage to get Mina’s cowl on her, unlike Larz she ran and hide. Her’s was Bon Bon Print with black trim. You can’t even see the trim, it blends in so well with her fur. She is not an all black kitty. She does have patches of white fur on her chest and her feet.

 Black and Bon Bon Print

Hook Size: F/5 – 3.75 mm

Stitch: SC and DC alternating on same row.

9 x 1 1/4 inches


So I still have eight Cat Cowls. I have been taking photos and captioning them for use on Ebay. I think I will sell them individually rather than as a lot of 3 or 4. This way the person can get the one they want.

Photo Gallery of the other Cat Cowls


Christmas Additions to the Yarn Stash and a Couple of WIPs

Nick got me yarn for Christmas!


I have been wanting to do another scarf as  the name of my Ebay and Facebook page is Skrappy Skarves.

Links to both can be found in the blog roll.

I wanted to try something different. So when I came across this pattern I knew I had to give it a go.

Scoodie – Hooded Scarf With Pockets Free Crochet Pattern by Sara at Posh Pooch Designs

I am using 3 different shades of solid purples and a purple grey variegated.

0356 Amethyst Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo


0550 Bright Orchid Red Heart Super Saver accent

Bright Orchid

0575 Hyacinth Red Hear Super Saver accent


3972 Mulberry Mix

Mulberry Mix

 I have the hood part finished. I am now working on the scarf.

The Scoodie in progress photo

Purple hooded scarf

I will post better photos when it is finished.

The other in progress item is some more cat cowls. (Yes, I was getting bored with the scarf.)

They are quick, easy to do, and it would get rid of a lot of the small scrap balls I have.

My daughter has two cats so I thought I would make some for them too.

I also was thinking  I could make a bunch and sell three together in a lot on Ebay.

We shall see.

A fiished orange one. The other is a red white and blue variegated I think I wll trim with blue.

A finished orange one. The other is a red white and blue variegated I think I will trim with blue.

Milly The Shed Cat


Dave and I went fishing on the morning of June 22, 2013 at the city dams. We caught this very strange orange “catfish”. She was very friendly, she was rubbing our legs as we sat fishing. Meowing at us and rolling at our feet so we could pet her tummy. Yes, we brought her home. She was a slender kitty, but very skinny. She was very hungry. She was flea and tick free so we don’t think she was out there too long. She slept a lot the first couple of days.  We  tried several different names for her, none of them seem to catch her fancy. The next day she finally chose her name. We called her Milly which she responded to. We came up with this name because when we found her she was chasing , catching, and eating  millers. That is what we call this one kind of small moth here in Nebraska.


Photos of the day we found Milly

So we brought her home and she got a name. She was a pretty good kitty. She was very happy to have a home. She would get on your lap and roll around on you so much she would fall off if you didn’t catch her. Once she settled down on your lap she would purr and purr and knead the crap out of your leg, claws extended.

She got along with Sully ok, but her and Fiesty did not get along. So in those first days the cats took turns at getting to run around the house. Fiesty would stay in Nick’s room and Sully in our room so Milly could run around. We would put her in the spare room with her own food, water, and litter box at night. So the other cats could run around.


Milly’s first days in the house


Well things were going along great until she started peeing in the most unusual places. She peed on the end of the couch, she peed in my dirty laundry basket. She only did this when she was allowed to run around. She had a litter box knew where it was and I kept it clean. She was not sick. I think she did it because she was not fixed and there was another female cat in the house. She was trying to take over and marking territory. The final straw was when I caught her peeing in the clothes washing machine.

So she became the shed cat after that. I didn’t want her to be an outside outside cat. There was just too many things out here that could get her. Plus the country road and highway were close, she could get run over. Our shed is attached directly to one of the houses outside walls. Inside the shed she can get under the enclosed deck and under the house.


The Shed


So she is outside but not. She is protected from the weather but still has dirt to roll in. She also can catch mice to her heart’s content. Which she does very well. In the winter time we bring her in if the temperature is going to get really low. That is why I brought her in this morning. It is supposed to be -10 to -20 with wind chills tonight. That is just too cold for her even when she crawls up under the sub floor in the bathroom under the bathtub which is inline with the furnace and the main heating vent to the bathroom. Dave hears her in there when it gets a little cold some nights.

Well now that she is in the house for a few days I thought I would make her a cat cowl too. So I made her this pretty two-tone pink one from scrap yarn. I used a H/8 – 5.00 mm hook, single crochet, and slip stitched the ends together. Fasten off and weave in ends.


Milly inside for the cold spell

We shall see how long she stays in. Sometimes she starts to get cabin fever and wants back in her shed. She is usually ready after about a week. And most of the time the weather warms up by then too.