"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Friday, September 3, 2010

More Kitty Pics!

Squijum finally let me take a couple of good photos of his face.

And here's a video of him playing with a ball of aluminum foil (these make the best cat toys ever, and they're practically free). Sorry it runs so long; I don't have the full version of QuickTime that would allow me to edit it. I think the incessant clicking noise is the camera itself as it adjusts the auto-focus. Sheesh, I need some decent equipment around here. You'll need QuickTime to view this video; it's pre-installed on most computers, but if you don't have it, you can download it here.

And he's surprisingly well-mannered when I'm tatting, too.

In case you've lost track or have just joined me, this is the Clover Mat designed by Jon Yusoff; you can find the pattern here. It's a great design; since it's made of small motifs joined together, you can make it any size, shape, and color combination you want. Also, it's just rings and chains, so a beginner could do it. I'm using Lizbeth Dark Wedgewood and Light Wedgewood.


  1. That is one fabulous cat! He is beautiful. Looks as if he is part of some exotic breed because of the markings on his coat and his long legs. Do you know his background?

    The blue is very pretty in your piece. Lovely colour.
    Fox : )

  2. Fox, his mom was a stray and his dad is unknown. So he could have something exotic in him, but we'll never know, unless the vet recognizes something. Now that you mention it, he does have a similar build to a Bengal cat; that could just be coincidence, though. In any case, his body is quite a contrast to Poly, who was a little butterball. I love the dark markings around his eyes, too.

  3. he's gorgeous, a great companion, loved the video. Great tatting too.