We are calling this cat "Blaze" as it looks as close as I can get to Isaac's cat. He calls him Blazey, but I'm sure he prefers to be called Blaze. You know how proud cats are!
This pattern is from Inga Madsen's book "Tatted Animals." I've had the book for a while now, but this is the first pattern I have tatted from it. It is strickly a diagram pattern book with the barest minimum of written instructions. I guess I'm getting more comfortable with that as I go along.
I tatted him with the same thread I tatted Jane Eborall's giraffe. The label is long gone, but it is huge! It is two threads twisted together, almost as big as tatting with two size 10's. Blaze is about 6" tall and about 4" across the bottom. The color is a little lighter than it shows up in the scan and his eyes are green glass beads that don't show up. I think I might frame him for Isaac's room.
Now, I have some hand dyed thread of Lady Shuttle Maker's that is chocolate colors that should match one of my cats well enough. We'll find out! I also have to finish a starfish I have started.