Thursday, October 22, 2009

Crochet = Torture



Once upon a time, I opened a box at work to find this book. Previous attempts to learn how to crochet ended badly, but...











...this book has MICE to teach you! They make it look so easy.












I promised myself I would work my way through the book until I learned enough to make this...um...creature?









And so I began. I learned to do a basic, single crochet! Once I got rolling, I thought I'd practice by making a scarf. Fourteen inches later, I felt like I was being tortured, and that was the end of crocheting for me.



Not wanting to waste all that work, I schemed to turn my scarf into a toy.












What else but a cat?













You did know it was a cat, right?













Cartoon cats only have three toes on each foot.

8 comments:

rmlrhonda said...

Loved this post. For hating crochet you created a really cute kitty out of it! And that book looks fabulous ...

Care said...

she's adorable! i especially love those little feet!!

Vicki W said...

That is too cute!

Indigo Blue said...

I resorted to learning how to crochet by using a kids crochet kit. I am still larning but my biggest problem is trying to actually follow the blasted patterns! All those numbers and letters are worse than reading a bus timetable! I shall just keep ploughing on. Love the cat though, he is great. what are you going to tackle next?

Anonymous said...

I saw that cat on WARDROBE REFASHION and somehow I knew it was yours. Cute cat!

Linda

KLS said...

I love it!
That is super cute and very creative.

patti said...

Oh my goodness! The toy cat made the crochet torture worthwhile, it's SO cute!

Anonymous said...

Very cute. A new breed of calico!

I love the tail.

Mags

P.S. Crocheting is on my list of things to learn.....