I adopted this kitty when she was a wee kitten way back when I first moved out on my own at 18. (Hence, she was unfortunately named after a pop-punk song by a band I no longer have any interest in). She's been warming my lap for many years and needless to say, I decided Selena should have the lumpectomy, even if my wallet screamed "Nooooh!". Last Thursday she underwent surgery, and after two nights in the hospital she is back in her hand-knit cat bed and recovering nicely (despite being forced to wear what my brother calls the dreadful "cone of shame").
To try to offset the cost of Selena's surgery, I'm reaching out to you kind folks in the knitting community. I designed this simple and super-quick-to-knit hat and have dubbed it "Selena".
In exchange for a donation (no matter how small) I will send you this pattern and you can feel warm and fuzzy about helping my kitty while keeping your noggin' warm and toasty in the process. It's knit with Blue Sky Alpacas bulky hand-dyes and takes only one skein!
As an added bonus, I will send any donors all other patterns I may design for the rest of the year! (This pattern is very simple, but they're only going to get better and better, right?)
For now I'm going to pamper my furry friend in between medication battles (whoever thought it was a good idea to medicate cats in pill-form was obviously delusional!) I'll keep you all posted on her progress.