The cat was a special request. The cat was lonely, thus the pumpkin.
The little jack-o-lantern isn’t made from this pattern. But it was a direct inspiration (I didn’t want to get up and disturb the cat just to get the laptop so it’s really a ‘recreation’). Want to make your own pumpkins? Click one more time to get to Natural Suburbia. While you’re there, take a look at her little garter stitch bats. And when Halloween is over, there are ladybugs and flowers to keep you occupied.