If you want to try and knit these DIY Tiger Socks:
For those who want to try this on their own, work out the numbers to get 4 toe arches across your required number of stitches with a “claw” in the centre of each arch. The socks are knit toe up so that the duplicate stitch claws will come out pointed and “sharp” looking.
Start by knitting a wide toe, not a pointy one (increasing every row for the first while and then every other row until you get the width you want). The toe is knit in natural and then you go back and duplicate stitch the arch shape with the tiger stripe yarn. The claws are duplicate stitched using a grey-beige, slightly heavier yarn, so that they stand up a bit from the surface of the sock.
Where to Find the Opal Rainforest Tiger Yarn
It’s really really hard to find. Search online for “Opal Rainforest” or “Opal Rainforest Tiger Yarn”. I found a skein on Etsy. Image from here.
For the Heel Stitch
The information I use to turn a heel and do heel stitch is a copywrite of the pattern software I use, but there is a very good tutorial on heel stitch here.
You can find Wovenflames comments on Ravelry here, and her blog posts here and here.
DIY Knit Cowl Free Pattern for Cats… and Small Animals
Will your cat (or dog) hate you for for this? From Softsweater Knits:
I’ve heard some people are experiencing happier cats with this cowl! When I first knit this for Babe my best guess at her reaction was that she was going to hate it and hate me, but it wasn’t so! She actually seemed very pleased with herself and a bit less anxious than I had expected. A quiet happy purr and relaxed eyes! I thought maybe she just liked the attention, but I’m hearing that other people are finding the same thing! I did a little bit of research and I hear that swaddling a cat, like you would a baby, calms them right down! I think this cowl might cause the same affect!