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Old 11-17-2011, 03:32 PM   #11
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All knitting done! Now on to the washing machine for felting! I’m worried about not having a pillow case big enough to prevent the lint from possibly jamming up my washer. Here’s what I think I’ll do: fill washer…agitate, agitate, agitate. Stop. Use a soup strainer that I bought from Pampered Chef to manually pull the lint from the water. Then allow the washer to drain, rinse, etc.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:54 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post


My Ravelry knitting buddy has a kitty that sleeps on the end of their bed, but she also has a (very expensive!) fantastic Lizard Ridge (knitted) blanket on their bed. Ooops. A kitty and a Lizard Ridge don't always make for a harmonious couple!

So she is knitting up a the cutest felted kitty basket!

Well, I have a Shih Tzu who sleeps at the end of our bed, and a Log Cabin (expensive) knitted blanket on top of our bed. Same scenario. Katie sometimes likes to get "nesty" on the bed, bunching up the covers to make a nest...and I don't want snags in my Log Cabin blanket!

So I'm modifying the Kitty Bed for a Shih Tzu!

Instead of using two strands of worsted, I'm using two strands of bulky (stash); instead of casting on 161 st, I cast on 207 st; instead of a US 13, I'm using a US 15.

Anyhoo, I'm almost done with (chevron pattern!) the sides of the dog bed...and will finish by knitting the base tonight...and then on to the felting process.

I think this dog basket will be perfect for the end of our bed, more so than conventional dog beds, due to it's being lightweight.

Here is the free pattern at Ravelry!

Here is my project page.

Before Felting:
Katie, you are adorable and your bed is going to be really cute!!!
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:26 PM   #13
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Very cute. Can't wait to see the finished project!!

You've inspired me to make a cat bed, but I'm not knitting it as that will take me forever (even with the large needles), so crochet it is. I sure hope she likes it! I would hate to spend so much time on a project only to have it rejected by . . . . . . the CAT!!!
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:48 PM   #14
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Hey, did you ever get your dog bed felted?

I made a suggestion of how you might do this on another thread, but you may not have seen it. I suggested using a regular size washer at a laundromat because I think the dog bed will fit in it just fine. And I think you can open the lids of those machines (maybe?).

The other suggestion I had was to put it in a dirty laundry bag like college kids often use to bring their dirty clothes home to wash.

Let us know how it turned out!!
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The other suggestion I had was to put it in a dirty laundry bag like college kids often use to bring their dirty clothes home to wash.
Oh that is a brilliant idea! That's what I'll look for at Fred Meyer! Thanks!
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