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Marria
01-15-2009, 11:55 PM
I had originally thought about making an afghan with various strips sewn together in various directions, somewhat like a log cabin pattern. I also just wanted to mess with these patterns because it was fun. I got three strips done and decided I didn't really want to go on with it.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e252/RPoLDMitrix/kittehblankeh.jpg



I could have frogged it--but there was entirely too much cat hair on it. So I sewed the strips I had together, and now it is a cat blanket.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e252/RPoLDMitrix/kittehblankiesmall.jpg


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e252/RPoLDMitrix/Sashasmall.jpg

TEMA
01-16-2009, 02:25 AM
Love the different patterns... it's kind of like a sampler of different stitches.
I see it has an adoring fan who looks like he's about ready to go beddy by... LOL!
TEMA:thumbsup:

WandaT
01-16-2009, 09:29 AM
Those are some gorgeous cable patterns!! What a neat way to play with them!

tilllie
01-16-2009, 10:23 AM
Now that is one lucky kitty!!! Great way to try out new stitches and your cables are really nice.

dustinac
01-16-2009, 10:44 AM
Your kitty looks very happy that you decided not to frog it. Very nice! :yay:

dturner
01-16-2009, 12:22 PM
Your cables and the leaf pattern are beautiful! It looks like your cat is very happy with it, too!

Jan in CA
01-16-2009, 12:54 PM
:teehee: That's a beautiful cat blanket! You could fold it again and stuff it and make a cat pillow! :teehee:

evona
01-16-2009, 05:37 PM
Aw!!! Your kitty looks very happy that you made him such a beautiful blanket.

chj
01-17-2009, 08:40 AM
I agree with everyone else! I love playing with different stitches, and those are very pretty. I don't know what would happen if I made a blanket for my cats. They seem to think every blanket in the house is theirs anyway. If they thought it was for them, they probably wouldn't use it (wait - I could use it for myself then!! Cat reverse-psychology...) :roflhard:

Anyway, great job, and your kitty is cute!

knitandpurl520
01-17-2009, 09:07 AM
Beautiful! Cables are very nice, I really like the blue strips, and the colours match so well together!

whipstitch
01-17-2009, 07:57 PM
Love it! On my gosh, keeping cat/pug hair off my WIPs is a constant challenge. You should have seen the BLACK scarf I just finished before I washed it!

Kitty's face is saying: "you will make all things for me and my comfort alone. That is all."

Marria
01-18-2009, 01:36 AM
Kitty's face is saying: "you will make all things for me and my comfort alone. That is all."

That is definitely the truth! :)

MerigoldinWA
01-18-2009, 04:40 AM
Nice kitty banket. Lovely work on the pieces you put together. I assume your cat doesn't eat knitting like our cat does, or he/she wouldn't be getting such a nice item. LOL

Marria
01-18-2009, 11:42 AM
No, this one doesn't like to eat yarn. In fact she's kind of strange. She likes to eat her dry cat food (won't touch the wet stuff), and she likes Feline Greenies treats. If we have fish or something like that for dinner. I'll give her a tidbit, and she'll eat one little piece and after that she turns her nose up. She doesn't like milk either. To me, this is really strange behavior for a cat that started out as a feral kitten who had to eat pretty much what was there to survive. Maybe she's saying, "I had to eat garbage in the past, now I'm only going to eat what I want to eat." :)

Jaxhil
01-18-2009, 07:20 PM
LOVE it!! I want to make a cable-sampler afghan too someday. There is one The Knitter's Bible" by Claire Crompton ( I think that's her name!) that I *love*.

Clearly your kitty is impressed too :teehee:

Marria
01-18-2009, 08:01 PM
The cables for the blanket came out of the Harmony Guide 220 Aran Stitches and Patterns (http://www.amazon.com/220-Aran-Stitches-Patterns-Harmony/dp/1855856336/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232323192&sr=8-1).

I also have the Great American Aran Afghan (http://www.amazon.com/XRX-Books-Great-American-Afghan/dp/B0016829CC/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I34OO0IT3QEL6E&colid=TJ3WT9FN1DMH) book on my Amazon wishlist.

Cables are addicting!

kaihou
01-19-2009, 11:30 PM
Aw wow!! I absolutely love the cable patterns you used! :yay: I'm jealous of the cat. I wish I had a blanket like that xD

JB4Knitting
01-20-2009, 05:27 PM
It looks like Kitty loves it!:yay:

ArtLady1981
01-20-2009, 06:16 PM
Oh I love it and that beautiful cat! Seriously, those 3 strips you made are gorgeous! Good practice, and I'm sure kitty appreciates the gift! :teehee: