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Old 09-09-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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WIP: Shih Tzu doggy bed
I knit another doggy bed for Katie. I have yet to felt it. Don't know when I'll be able to do that final chore. It's so thick. I need either very hot weather to dry it outside in the sun, or very cold weather to dry it in the house in our family room where the 'earth stove' is.

Right now, neither opportunity is presenting itself.

Every scrap of yarn is stash. The brown used for the center of the bed was some Elann yarn
I bought several years ago for my husband, but he liked the green tweed better. So I was stuck with this hazelnut tweed that's disgustingly blah. But for the center of Katie's bed, it's perfect.

In addition to the brown, I used 14 different odd bits of leftover stash yarn from
projects too numerous to mention! It felt so good to put them all together to good use!

My Rav notebook, if you care to read my modifications for this "Kitty Bed" free pattern!

Here's Katie, in her first "kitty bed"!

Believe it or not, she loves to stretch out in this bed, belly-side up! That's
the Shih Tzu way of chilling!

The new bed will have taller sides, and a smaller center. I'm going to knit
a cushion for the center, too, using leftover of that hazelnut tweed, holding
3 or 4 strands together. Maybe I'll even crochet the 'rounds' and whip stitch
the two sides together around the perimeter after stuffing it with something.
I won't felt the cushion cove cuz I'm on unfamiliar ground about the shrink factor
for rounds. I'll just crochet it really really dense and thick. If I run out of the hazelnut
tweed for side 1, I'll use some grey heather bulky yarn that's leftover from my NELL coat.
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