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Old 05-18-2005, 03:11 PM   #11
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Those cat beds are so darn cute!! I really must make a couple for my furry children, although I really don't need anymore projects on my to-do list right now.
Why haven't I seen these before???
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Old 05-18-2005, 04:15 PM   #12
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Im just thinking (Vic! ) that if your friend's decor is fairly "vanilla" she's not gonna want a cat bed that's all CRAZY with color.

How about trying a combo of knitpicks WOTA , in carrot & snickerdoodle, or snickerdoodle & pumpkin? The snickerdoodle would "tone down" some of the orangy-ness, and it would still match the cat!
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Old 05-18-2005, 05:09 PM   #13
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How about trying a combo of knitpicks WOTA , in carrot & snickerdoodle, or snickerdoodle & pumpkin? The snickerdoodle would "tone down" some of the orangy-ness, and it would still match the cat!
GMTA, Kelly. That's exactly what I was leaning toward doing!
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Old 05-18-2005, 05:19 PM   #14
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ACK.. I LOVE IT!! Matching the bed to the kitty. Could it be any cuter???
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Old 05-18-2005, 05:34 PM   #15
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Now, to figure out how many balls I need to order.
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Old 05-18-2005, 07:17 PM   #16
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Well, assuming the WOTA is half the thickness of the noro, I would order TWICE the yardage that the pattern calls for? Or, the same amount that the pattern calls for in each color...

Does that make sense?

I cant WAIT to see this kitty bed!
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From the pattern:

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Noro Big Kureyon (bulky weight wool, 176 yards/skein) -- 2 skeins (I used less than half of the second skein
US size 11 (or larger!) dpns and 24" circular needle
Adding half a skein of 88 yards to a full skein of 176 yards, that would equal 264 yards.



From KnitPicks description of WOTA:

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Content: 100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Amount: 110 yards/50 grams ball
Gauge: 4.5-5 sts=1" on #7-8 needles
Since I need double the thickness of the WOTA, I would need (264 x 2) 528 yards of it. 528 yards divided by the 110 yards per skein would require 4.8 skeins, meaning I need to buy 5 skeins of WOTA. Is that right? If so, then I'll order three of each of the two colors I use.

I have no idea if this is right or not. Obvioulsy, I did not major in math.
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Old 05-18-2005, 09:31 PM   #18
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Wow, KellyK is that a new avatar??? Or am I confused?
Drinking wine now.... I'm tryihg to get a bunch of cheap bulky wool together bit by bit to begin the Pi bed. I have a few skeins of Lion Brand bulky... and just won some bulky stuff on ebay. but I'm working on my 2nd sock so my darlin' cat can wait.

P.S. Wow, was in the vet's office this past week and a man came in with his 20 year old cat, full of pain and ready to be put down. It was pretty d. sad. Kelly! Do you have any animals???
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Old 05-18-2005, 11:33 PM   #19
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Vic...I think you live in a cave.

Silver found a "make your own avatar" site (the thread is on the General forum) and almost EVERYONE here has one now!

And...DO I HAVE ANIMALS??? HAHA! I have THREE dogs and THREE parakeets...pics of the dogs are smattered all over my blog.
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A cave!!!! ??? Yeah, that's my mind.

I know you have that adorable dog! I just got confused because your pretty face avatar was gone! Where did it go?

Well, it was just obvious you didn't have a cat coz you'd know the color of the pi bed would showcase the cat! That's all I meant.
Where's the parakeets!
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