So I grabbed my suggested crochet hook from the pattern and started right in. Everything was going great until I realized I had too many stitches. Um, yeah the cute strands of "fur" get all twisted together it is a royal pain to undo my stitches.
Don't get me wrong, the pattern is nice and easy; it was the materials I was using with the wrong hook that was causing the problems. I have decided that next time I am either using the suggested yarn or the suggested hook for the yarn.
I believe in finishing what I start and honestly didn't realize the yarn had a suggested size until I had all but 1 leg and the tail done. Ooops! Here is what I got:
I have learned while working with novelty fur that fur can be teased out of the stitches nicely with a plastic bristle brush. Otherwise it ends up more like this
The more you brush the fluffier it is. This tail was a real pain. I am diffidently using a bigger hook!
Now that the body is done it is time for the personality to make its appearance in the face
Looks like a real kitty now doesn't it?