Today I've got a couple of cat (real and yarn ones!) photos for you. I love cats and where I live there are quite a few strays who live outside. They are pretty wild and don't tolerate people too well. Luckily there are a few wonderful people who take them food and water every day and get them neutered so that the population doesn't get out of control.
I started to walk by from time to time to see them and there was this little black and white cat that really took my eye and I started to give him treats. In the beginning he would run away and only eat the food I left after I was far away, then after a while he'd start getting a bit closer. After a few months he's become really friendly and runs to me now when I call him! He's such a sweetie! Here he was last weekend investigating what I'd brought for him:
And last month I started a crochet cat following a pattern in a knitting book I've got. Crochet cat and knitting pattern? Yes! I'm a big fan of Tunisian crochet and the Tunisian knit stitch can pass for a real stockinette stitch. Anyway, the pattern I followed the pattern specifications and substitute the knitting for Tunisian crochet and here is the kitty:
I finished him this morning. I prefer the real one, but the crochet one is cute too :)
Here is the knitted one from the pattern book:
And in this next photo you can see a close up of the Tunisian knit stitch and see how similar it really is to knitting:
Knitted pieces are so great and there are so many beautiful patterns out there but I find working with two needles so fiddly and if I can avoid it and use just one hook, I will!
Other than that, today is 12/12/12 and at 12.12 this morning I took a photo of my clock:
There was an article in the paper this morning talking about 'date coincidences' and how this is the last one until the 1st of January 2101! Wow!