Like there weren’t enough cats round here already

I can’t remember what I was actually looking for – probably doing that typical web browse where you just click on from link to link and end up a universe away from where you started – but one day back in 2006 I found a pattern for a totally cute [ but never cutesy-poo ] crochet cat.

You all know how i feel about cats, right ?

Only problem was that the directions were in Japanese. I don’t read japanese.

Still I printed it all out in the hope that one day it would be used

Fast forward a bit, and I discovered that the designer had a charted version in English

so that got added to the file too

and that’s pretty much where it all stayed until last month when, engaged in my regular perusal of the library database, I discovered that amineko is now a book, and one was on order.So that was me #1 in the reserve queue !!

Oh frabjous day!

So far this week I have:

crocheted the bits of two-and-a-half amineko[s]

The little mauve one is an anonymous BWM 8ply wool on a 3.5mm hook

The darker blue stripey one is Yarn Bee Worsted Wool  [ an unplied singles ] and a 4.5mm hook

Number 3 – when it grows up – will be the denim blue one in Sirdar Denim Sport Aran … a lovely soft cotton blend yarn. Very nice to work with.

Number 1 has been stuffed, sewn, suitably embellished

and has already been instructed as to his/her/its position in the feline hierachy

obviously Neko is not particularly worried.

A very laid-back feline indeed.

I wish the same could be said for Bear

who is not impressed

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8 thoughts on “Like there weren’t enough cats round here already

  1. RoseRed says:

    Such a cute pattern!

  2. Lynne says:

    Probably because he’s a bit overwhelmed by the growing number of felines in his household! That last one is so cute!

  3. Dorothy says:

    Awwww what a cute kitty. Love it !!

  4. Marcie says:

    Nice job, especially the stuffing, I always overstuff the dang things until they stretch grotesquely…

  5. chrisknits says:

    Well, now it makes sense! Cute, cute, and I don’t even like crocheted animals. Heck, I don’t even like knit animals!

  6. ozjane says:

    Oh Bear, those eyes!!!

  7. gayle says:

    You can never have too many cats…
    The crochet charts were a marvel to me. I haven’t crocheted in a while, so didn’t even know there *were* charts!

  8. alwen says:

    What a cute little fluffy-headed Bear! So long-suffering.

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