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Old 05-17-2005, 11:39 AM   #1
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Kitty Pi bed-substitute yarn?
I'm wanting to get started on my Christmas list, and would like to make the Kitty Pi bed for a neighbor. The Noro Big Kureyon is a bit steep for my budget, especially as I may decide to make one for myself, as well. Are there other, less expensive bulky woolen yarns which would work for this project?
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:42 AM   #2
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Double WOTA (Wool of the Andes) from Knitpicks....it wont be stripey like the Noro, but you can knit with two colors, and it will end up looking "heathery".
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Great! Thanks, Kelly. :D I don't mind that it won't be stripey, and the heathery look would be rather nice, I think.
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Old 05-17-2005, 01:39 PM   #4
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Cascade 220 is another great yarn for felting, but not bulky either. Someone else can probably advise about whether doubling it would be equivalent. WEBS is offering a great price ($4.70/100g) on quite a few colors and my order last week came very promptly.
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Old 05-17-2005, 02:19 PM   #5
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Thanks, Fern!

WOTA and Cascade 220 both look like good choices. I'm sort of leaning toward the WOTA, primarily because I've been hankering to place a KnitPicks order, and that would help me get to the $30 mark to qualify for the free shipping. Now I've got to figure out how much yarn I need to order for the Pi bed.

Also, I'm trying to decide whether to order colors based on my neighbors decorating scheme, or what would look good wrapped around her beautiful kitty. :thinking: She has the most gorgeous Persian Calico cat I've ever seen.
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Id go with her decor....what color IS her decor? Maybe we could help?
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Actually, now that I think about it, she doesn't have that much of a color scheme going in her house, except in her kitchen, which is primarily done in blue (sort of dusky, not country blue) and a sort of tan color. The cat primarily sleeps in the kitchen or the dining room. The dining room is rather non-descriptive, with cream colored linen slipcovers on the chairs. The hutch and table are a sort of rustic mission style wood.
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In that case, I wouldnt do anything too WILD with color. What color is the cat?
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CATS RULE!
Oh geez, I gotta disagree with Kelly for once...
you've got to make the Pi bed to go with the CAT!!!!

The cat is the most important and heck, it probably won't scream out against the decor no matter what the color.
I'm about to make one for my baby finally, cat that is,
and since she has beautiful green eyes and is also a tiger kind of I'm going with blues and greens. Yeah, Noro is too expensive for this I think. I have 3 balls and am trying to decide if I want to use them for her. (sshhhhhhh)
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Well, the cat is calico colored-white, gold, and black. She's mostly white, and leastly black. I would love to use Noro, but it's really out of the question. I like my neighbor/friend and all, but when I use Noro, it's going to be for something for me.
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