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DeAnzaJig
06-13-2007, 07:07 AM
Hello,

Attached are two pictures of my Princess Snowball Cat Bed from the Stitch n' Bee-otch book.

I made the large size, and before I stitched the sides up I stuffed them with some leftover batting to make it a bit more stable. I used Lion Brand Fun Fur in orange and white, Lion Brand Wool-Ease for the white base, Red Heart orange for the sides, and knitted it up on 10 1/2 circs.

This is going to be a birthday gift for my friend who has two cats and :heart: the color orange.

Mulderknitter
06-13-2007, 09:01 AM
Wow! Great job! I keep wanting to do that one, maybe now I will!
I hate working with fun fur though, so maybe some chenille yarn that I have??:??

Skater
06-13-2007, 10:54 AM
That's cute! I'm sure your friend's cats will love it.

stitchwitch
06-13-2007, 02:16 PM
That's the same exact colors I was going to use for my cat's!!! She's a big Vol's fan!:teehee: It looks great, thanks for the inspiration for me to get started on it!

jodstr2
06-13-2007, 02:42 PM
:inlove: very cool! I love it! :inlove:

marykz
06-13-2007, 06:21 PM
cute- just right for kitty princesses. I keep meaning to try this pattern

auburnchick
06-13-2007, 11:00 PM
Y'all's projects never fail to amaze me! It's adorable!

Duckling326
06-14-2007, 12:32 AM
Is this felted? Regardless it looks great! And her cats will sooooo enjoy the new bed!!

DeAnzaJig
06-14-2007, 10:29 PM
Thanks for all the kind words everyone! :muah:

Mulderknitter - I think chenille would work well and look very cool.

Duckling326 - No, it's not felted. It's the Fun Fur that gives it that fuzzy, needs to be shaved appearance. :lol: You might be thinking of the Kitty Pi bed, which I think is a felted cat bed.

Duckling326
06-14-2007, 11:05 PM
Yup I made the Kitty Pi, your's is very cute!

tootie44
06-14-2007, 11:33 PM
I have made 2 kitty pi beds (see avatar) but I like yours so much, I might try that next time! Great job!

wewantmore
06-15-2007, 08:46 AM
That is very cute.

I have tons of Fun Fur :ick: yarn, I agree it's not fun to knit with.

Michelle

Mulderknitter
06-15-2007, 06:58 PM
I just cast on for this and I'm already about 3 inches into and on the second set of increasing:muah: The pattern is kind of weird to follow, I messed up ( I think ) the first round of increases, but I will just adjust when I get to that part of decreasing. I'm using lion's cheneille thick & quick, and didn't bother with a gauge check. I have 2 cats, one 20 lbs and the other 10 lbs, so no matter what it ends up being someone will like it. I really like how soft the yarn is and how it hides any mistakes!:cheering:

Mer
06-16-2007, 01:47 PM
Very cute! I like the idea about stuffing it with batting. I have half of one done but need to get around to finishing it!

DeAnzaJig
06-25-2007, 08:21 AM
Mulderknitter - Did you finish your cat bed? I also screwed up on mine and missed an increase row, but you can't tell at all.

Mulderknitter
06-25-2007, 12:21 PM
No, I didn't finish the cat bed yet. I made the base though, and it's just waiting for me to figure out how to make the sides. since i'm using different yarn I think I might make the sides extra wide and fold them in half and stuff them. That might cure my sss! working garter stitch forever!:roflhard:

KnittingNat
06-25-2007, 02:08 PM
I like this kitty bed... Now i'll have to make my kitties something nice...:rofling:

UnspeakableJoy
06-25-2007, 04:33 PM
Beautiful! :notworthy:

VictoiseC
06-26-2007, 04:38 PM
That is so cute!!! I love it. And what a great idea about the batting. I made a kitty pi bed and it turned out absolutely flat. what a disappointment but my cats like it anyhow. I'm going to make another one now, you've inspired me!

DeAnzaJig
06-26-2007, 07:47 PM
Mulderknitter - I know what you mean about the garter stitch. I knit this after I finished my very first lace shawl that had a 9 row repeat pattern. It was so nice to do something that I didn't have to think about, and then you hit the side and it never seems to end!

Mer - Did you finish the other half of your cat bed??

KnittingNat and VictoiseC - I can't wait to see pictures of your cat beds!

I still have a few more days to wait until my friend's birthday to give her the cat bed. Hopefully I'll get some pics of her cats lounging in it. :lol: