Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma
Suggestions for future reference
1. Save all cat hair you can get.
2. Felt it.
Apparently felting and fulling are not the same thing and what we call felting is really fulling as it's done after spinning and knitting.
By following steps 1 and 2 as shown above you can skip the whole knitting process. Or...
3. Just wear the cat around your neck.
The advantage to #3, besides the work not involved, is that eventually you and your clothes will all match the cat.
Well #3 is out... Clyde would NEVER consent to being worn. She only rarely tolerates being picked up.
I have actually spun cat hair after a fashion. I've pulled the hair out of the cat brush and twisted it between my fingers, and you'd be astonished at how readily it stays together. Then again, maybe you wouldn't. It would take an AWFUL lot of brushing to get enough cat roving to make a scarf though. Plus you wouldn't get the right marl in the yarn to actually match... not that I've been able to find that anyway. :sigh:
Hadn't thought of felting it though. And yes, felting is done with roving, what we normally call felting is properly called "fulling". There remains the problem of supply though. Even if she'd consent to it, I don't think even shearing Clyde would yield enough. She's not that big a cat.