And, the winner is...
...commenter #3, Annette W. who said -
"M would love that little kitty!
Leaf jumping is a blast for the kids. I like autumn walks. Though I don't love making it, I love eating homemade applesauce...it's just a long, tiring day to can so many quarts!"
For those of you who would like to make your own little knit kitten, the very simple pattern comes from Freya Jaffke's Toymaking with Children, a book I highly recommend for anyone with young children, knitters and non-knitters, alike.
And, Annette, as soon as you contact me with your address, I'll get your kitten in the mail - congratulations!
It's great to be a homeschooler.