My first felted cat bed is finished. It took the equivalent of 3 skeins of Lamb’s Pride bulky wool (if I factor in the length of tapestry wool I had to use to finish it off), and the mohair in the yarn is what gives it that wispy effect. I ran it through the washing machine twice on hot in order to get it to the size I wanted, then blocked it by forming it over the bottom of my huge canning pot (which was conveniently just the right size).
Here it is in all its lovely glory.
The cats were, of course, being predictably uncooperative, and all of them refused to pose. However, I finally convinced Azzie to sit in it for an ‘action shot’, even though his version of posing involves more wrestling with the cat bed and less actual sitting.
This thing was such a quick knit that I’m tempted to make at least one more for the Petfinder’s kitty bed knitalong. The knitting store in Davis has a weekly knitting session on Friday afternoons, so perhaps I’ll take advantage of that, trade in the too-small DPN’s I bought last week, and make that second cat bed this coming weekend.
Of course, in the meantime, I think I have some sleeves to sew onto sweaters so I can finally have access to all my Denise cables (and cast on more projects to replace them!).