I've been working on a cat from this book, one of my recent Japanese craft book purchases. These adorable cats have been showing up all over the place: Mariko's, Amy's, Thuy's, and I'm sure a lot more places that I'm not aware of right now. Aren't they cute? Seeing them all out there fuels my reasoning that these must be makeable. So far, mine is coming out to be some sort of huge, flattened, giant head. It might be because I accidentally skipped the "normal" size kitty pattern and started in on the giant kitty pattern (not being able to read Japanese is sometimes a hindrance), but still the proportions are not quite right even for a giant kitty. So I'm making it into a bag instead. Because even though I've gotten better at frogging, it still kills me to rip back knitting or crochet. And one can always use a cute little bag, right? After I finish the bag, I will attempt the normal-size kitty and see how that turns out.
Here are some shots from the book. It's a cute book, but note that 48 of its 72 pages are pictures of the kitties in various poses. This seems strange to me. There's one page of instructions for crocheting the normal kitty (and one for giant kitty), plus a bunch of other patterns for kitty accessories (futon, pillows, clothing, aquatic life such as squid).