Yep, I love cats and I love crochet. A perfect day will always have a bit, or even better, a lot of both. So with that in mind I thought I would introduce you to my fur family and share with you some pictures of mine that combine cats and crochet as it seems one is rarely present in my life without the other.
First of all, if anyone was wondering how I came up with the name for my crochet business, this little fella with the black splodge on his nose was the inspiration. His official name is Mojo. Official in the way that it’s on the paperwork from the RSPCA that says we adopted him into our home, somewhere back in 2008. However he soon came to be more informally known as Moji or even more informally as Mojikins. So, ‘Moji-Moji Design’ is a small tribute to my little companion. Very fitting really, as he is pretty much ever present and keen to get in on the act if there is so much as a whiff of yarn to maul or a pattern to sit on! And here’s the proof… If it fits, I sits. And if it don’t fits, well…I sits anyway.
It’s much more comfy than it looks apparently, because Moji spent the next several hours snoozing in there, thus forcing me to go work on another project. Good job I have so many other things to be getting on with.
One thing I’ve certainly noticed about cats – mortal enemies can become comrades in arms if they have a common goal. This is Minnie and Moji, who normally can barely be in the same room as each other without some sort of chase, pounce and squeal scenario. They seem to be perfectly capable of teaming up when it comes to covering maximum amount of usable worktop space in the area I currently need to access though. It’s all Peace and love now man.
Here’s Pogo who thinks he’s a bit of a toughie but is soft as mushy peas really. (Don’t tell him I told you that). I guess surviving for months as an abandoned cat with only three legs takes a bit of grit. Now we’re glad to offer him a home where he can indulge his three main loves in life – eating, sleeping and sitting on crochet. (Preferably the work in progress type of course).
Lastly there is Tigger, who came to live with us when adopting the other three cats necessitated the installation of a cat flap, through which he used to stealthily creep in the dead of night. This is the only cat I know who can routinely purr and growl at the same time. Initially a troubled and confused little soul who has slowly and insistently wheedled his way into our lives until he became a permanent fixture. These days his purr to growl ratio is around 10:1 respectively. A massive improvement on when he first started visiting when that ratio was reversed.
I’m not sure he’s too pleased with his new little crochet friend though :-/ Oh, and I think I really need to get out into the garden and do some weeding soon.
As for photo shoots of my crochet creations, well…. Moji is attracted by the bright photography lights so has do do a bit of indoor ‘sunbathing’ whenever he spies an opportunity.
Take my photo or I shall eat a snowman…
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo(ji)…
March 18, 2014 at 8:16 pm
Cats and needlework, that is me too. My cat named Boots, black and white, and your Moji seem to be a match. The picture of him in the basket with that “look” is familiar. Big attitude. Looking forward to following you.
March 18, 2014 at 9:11 pm
Hi Cindy! Welcome aboard 🙂
May 2, 2014 at 1:22 am
Cats and crochet. It’s a purr-fect world! It can’t get any better in my perception of reality!! Love that you love your kitties so much and let them help with the crochet. I have lots of kitty kids, but Justin in particular is the yarn boss, lol. As diligent as I am about keeping my yarn stash kitty-proofed he sometimes gets into a box and is really good at crocheting the whole house! Sometimes it has taken literally hours to untalgle several balls after he’s done giving it the tour of the house. He’s such a silly-nilly-willy.
May 2, 2014 at 5:32 am
Sounds like you have a feline yarnbomber about the house! Yup, cats and crochet are a match made in heaven for me too, even if it ends up as a rather knotty problem sometimes!
December 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm
Your cats are so adorable! One of mine loves to “assist” me in my crocheting and snuggle up with me. The other loves just laying in the yarn. Thank the Lord mine don’t play in mine, it only took one time of my instigator getting tangled up to stop that.
December 18, 2014 at 8:59 pm
Mine prefer snuggling in yarn to playing with it too. They’re all a bit on the lazy side!