I have a new cat toy pattern! It's a little bird.
The birds are about 3.5" high x 3.5" long. There are options to make it with or without wings and with a curved or a straight beak.
It is knit flat on straight needles. You fold the completed bird along the front edge and seam down the back of the head, tail and bottom. Since it's worked in garter stitch, seaming is easy. You just weave the yarn back and forth pulling the purl bumps on each side together.
While it's being test knitted by Marti, I've decided to have a blog contest to give it a name. Send me your suggestions and I'll pick my favorite.
The winner will receive a free copy of the pattern.
The contest is open until Noon (EST) on Thursday. You may enter as many times as you like. Email your name suggestions to junkyarn AT yahoo DOT com with a subject line of Bird Contest.