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No, not THAT keyboard cat, silly. There's a new keyboard cat in town... 

The the geeky lovechild of keyboard cat and long cat. Oh yeah, this cat has nerd to spare...

Is your desk not up to your nerd standards? Do you have lolcats on your screen but not on your desk? Incidentally, do your wrists sometimes get tired? No more I say! Down with cat-less keyboards and limp wrists. We're going to make ourselves a keyboard cat wrist rest!

(P.S. - Don't know what keyboard cat and/or longcat are? Check out http://knowyourmeme.com/ - and welcome to the internet)

Step 1: The supplies

So, we’re going to make the geekiest wrist rest your desk has ever seen, in a few easy steps. It’s comfy enough for any computer, and dorky enough for lolcat lovers, meme-followers, and nerds of all flavor. The kitty rest we’re going to make is like longcat's long-lost cousin or the nerdy programmer sibling of keyboard cat.

We’ll need:
-about half a yard or so of fabric
-matching thread
-scissors & pins
-a big ol’ bag of rice.

If you decide you want to go the ol’ fashioned way like me and hand embroider, you’ll also need floss, a needle, and an embroidery hoop.
<p>going to have to try this thanks!!!</p>
<p>It was an easter present for my sister. She startet a new job in may and since we didn't know, which way her desk and keyboard would be positioned, I made a KITTEEH that could lie in this or that direction. I just added a velcro to her head and body and stiched the &quot;Adorkable&quot; on botch sides. Voil&agrave; - side-switch-keyboard-kitteeh.</p><p>Very nice instructable, great idea! </p><p>Only thing I missed: the width of the cat. I think mine is a bit skinny..</p>
<p>Maybe i can try make this in home. I love this because it makes me comfortable when I type in my laptop.Sorry, can you give me vote and like in Egg Contest 2016? Thank You :)</p>
<p>I love this and am going to try it, but I have a question. Couldn't I just cut the initial body outline with the legs and tail included rather than sewing them all on individually? Or is there a specific reason for doing it this way that I'm missing? </p>
<p>If you sew them as one the crotch area becomes unattractively overly gathered and not as flexible as doing each part separate. Plus it give you the option to change fabric colors if you should like to.</p>
<p>I would say she did them separately due to the rice. If it was all one piece the rice in the &quot;limbs&quot; when moved around and poor kitty wouldn't only be flat footed but tailed too. Not sure if this is the reason or not but sounded reasonable to me.</p>
<p><strong>Genius and cute!!!</strong></p>
<p>Totally Adorkable !!!!!! :)</p>
<p>No conflicts with the mouse?</p><p>Great work, I'll try to do it. Thank you!</p>
<p>PURR-fect! I'm going to make one for the keyboard, and one (with a tad bit more stuffing for my non-keyboard cat :) </p>
<p>aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>
I'll definitely make this.
<p>the glasses and little pink noise are adorable!</p>
<p>Just made mine and I've gone for a slightly wilder version :-) Thanks.</p>
<p>love your lion! :)</p>
<p>awesome, I love cats!</p>
Wow! Creative and trendy!
hermoso!
<p>I WANT THIS.</p>
Cool
Just finished mine.It's simple and awesome!Thanks for the idea and tutorial.
How long did it take you? <br>
This is very misleading. When I saw the title, I thought we had to use actual cats. When I actually took my cat and put it on the keyboard, he broke my keyboard. You're lucky I'm broke and can't afford a lawyer. Or else you would be SO sued right now, like legit. Seriously. I mean it. For realsies. Naw dip.
I'm SO going to make one now! The nerdy cats are too cute! X D
super cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeee &hearts;
Made my own Keyboard Cat, a little different, but still cute ;)
AWWWW i love yours he is so cute with the milk spot &hearts;
Aww love it. The black is a good idea :)
WOW those are sooooo adorable i wish you could order them awww &hearts;&hearts;&hearts; them
Awesome! I can't wait to make one. However, I don't know about using rice to stuff it with. I can imagine the Keyb Cat getting covered in sweat and dirt over time. Except you can't really throw a plush filled with rice in the washing machine can you! :p He might come out very soggy and swollen. I want to make one, I just have to find something that can replace the rice...
ignore my last post :p the rice feels so comfy! Thanks for this 'ible! It was so fun to make and I learned a lot about sewing lol
Be careful not to let your keyboard cat get near your mouse!
lol
henrey in side lol i bet your neme is henrey
henry, actually. it was intentionally misspelled by my friend, who drew that, to show incompetence.
you could use the tiny styrophome balls in bean bags. <br>it will be alot more comfy and portable because you will be able to fold it better and it will be lighter
very nice! just finished mine!
Love him!!
a parte de c&oacute;modo cuando se escribe mucho, es precioso!
great one!<br>i'll make one of these!
Hah! L<br> O<br> O<br> O<br> O<br> N<br> G<br><br> C<br> A<br> T<br> !
Very nice!!! I'd use something else rather then rice, a mouse could attack your cat and make a home in it.
wonderfull<br>just so pretty cat<br>nice idea. thnk you
I Love it!!! Its exactly what I need, will try to make it!!! Thanks a lot!!
it looks much more comfortable that the ones at sale and it reminds me the dog of dilbert
Looks like you've made a bit of an impact, I was reading this project earlier and then someone emailed this link...<br><br>http://stuff.icanhascheezburger.com/2011/03/25/cute-kawaii-stuff-keyboard-cat-wrist-rest/<br><br>Well done, and thanks for sharing!
FINALLY!!! just what i needed!!!! my wrist feel like they are gonna fall off whenever i am typing up a paper or doing an outline. it's also affordable. those gel things go for like 25 bucks. <br><br>this one i can make using household materials.
Cheap was right! The fabric was actually a tea towel I already had and the bag o' rice... well, if you don' use it all, you can just eat it!
yeah!

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