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Topic: Heatable sock cat (with tute and lots of pics)  (Read 23810 times)
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« on: April 16, 2010 10:22:31 PM »

My son is turning 2 soon, and so I made this for him!
It's a microwavable sock cat. Theoretically, heating it up for him will give him something nice to cuddle at bed time. Especially during our Canadian winter nights!

I was originally going to make a sock dog off of Martha Stewart's website ( http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/sock-dogs ) but decided to alter the pattern and make a sock cat instead. I was hoping that he would have an interest in cuddling this cat the way he mauls cuddles our actual cat!

Since it turned out so well, I decided to make up a quick tutorial to show how I did it. I must warn you, however... I just had a baby not long ago, so it may not make complete sense. Especially since I ended up feeding said baby mid-way through writing the tutorial haha
(For those of you who don't have kids, having a baby tends to fry your brain for a little while lol)

That being said, please feel free to ask any questions or leave any comments!
On to the pictures! Tutorial is at the bottom.

















This one shows the true colours:


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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010 08:01:23 AM »

I love the photo of the cat lying on his back looking at the camera. I can just feel the patch of sunlight he must have found.
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010 11:54:04 AM »

I love the photo of the cat lying on his back looking at the camera. I can just feel the patch of sunlight he must have found.

Thank you! It's kind of entertaining to me to think about how warm that patch of sunlight would be, considering heating the sock cat is my ultimate goal  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2010 09:56:35 PM »

My son is turning 2 soon, and so I made this for him!
It's a microwavable sock cat. Theoretically, heating it up for him will give him something nice to cuddle at bed time. Especially during our Canadian winter nights!
I need to make one of these for all of my family members!  I know what you mean about the Canadian winter nights, being (proudly) Canadian myself.  I needed something like this for the time our heater broke down in January. . .  Lips sealed
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010 05:49:00 AM »

Yes! Throwing a cat in the microwave is a much more effective heat source then candles and blankets and curses.
...er...A sock cat, I mean... heh...  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010 04:13:54 PM »

Yes! Throwing a cat in the microwave is a much more effective heat source then candles and blankets and curses.
...er...A sock cat, I mean... heh...  Grin
Hee-Hee!  JOL!   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010 04:23:07 PM »

Such a cute kitty.  Thanks for your tute.
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010 05:48:14 PM »

Such a cute kitty.  Thanks for your tute.

Thank you! Hope it works out well for you!
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2010 06:13:47 PM »

This is so cute!  E.
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2010 06:46:23 PM »

hehe thank you! I'm so looking forward to how my son reacts to it. I've wrapped it in a nice big box, however, so that will probably become the focus of his love for most of the day lol
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