In my new apartment, the front door doesn't make a complete seal at the bottom so there is a bit of a draft that comes through. I had just been putting a towel beneath it, but for Christmas my mom gave me this cool old knitted toys book and it had a snake pattern in it. I thought it would be much cuter to make a snake to guard the the door instead of an old towel.
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This was also around the same time that Alec and I were thinking about adopting a cat, but we had to wait for approval from our landlord. During that waiting period, I starting crocheting some little mice toys with hopes that our future cat would play with them.
I just made up the pattern for the mice by messing around with yarn. I want to share the pattern but I'm still new to crochet patterns so hopefully I'll get around to it. I used a cream colored acrylic yarn I had, but this is another good project to use up yarn scraps since it doesn't take a lot to make. I didn't put on eyes or whiskers since I figured they would be chewed off.
The mice fit perfectly in the door snake's mouth which is cute to me. The good news is that we did get to adopt a cat, his name is Nibs and lucky for me he does like playing with the mice I made.