This is why:
Our other cat, Kippy, needs some extra lovin' these days. She's missing Barney as much as we are. And I needed something different to do. Didn't want to knit the sadness I was feeling into the Clapotis I've been working on.
I used to crochet years and years ago. And figured this would be a good time to practice the stitches.
This cat blankie isn't going to be best looking thing I've ever made. It's a combination of all kinds of crochet stitches. There's no pattern in mind. And I think I'm even making up some stitches.
But Kippy doesn't care. She just wants to snuggle into it.