Posted 12th Jan 2016 by Peter Byrne
Cat lovers are being asked to aid unwanted cats and kittens by getting crafty for Cats Protection
The UK's largest cat charity has run the popular knitting event for the last two years, with a host of knitters helping to make life more comfortable for the thousands of cats in their care, by knitting mouse toys and cosy blankets.
Events Manager Emma Osborne said the charity will be attending the Knitting & Stitching Show at London's Olympia from 3rd to 6th March 2016, where it will be debuting its new vintage-themed stand and promoting the knitting bee.
Emma said: 'What started as a one-off call to knitters to help make some knitted mice has become an all year round event, with scores of craft lovers coming on board. We’re thrilled by the response and want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has already made and donated mice and blankets.
'Our knitting bee is a great way to indulge in your favourite pastime while helping cats at the same time, and we’re hoping even more people come on board in 2016.
'Cat-loving visitors to the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show are always welcome on our stand. We will happily take donations of knitted goods for the cats and, for those who have not yet had time to knit, free copies of the popular Captain Cat-Battler knitted mouse pattern will be available.'
You can download the knitting pattern here.