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« on: April 17, 2008 08:42:25 AM »

After having tons of yarn around the house for years, my cat has finally discovered she likes it. After having to rewind five skeins and repair three projects I decided it wasn't just a phase and that I needed to first hide all my yarn, and second make her something she could destroy. Enter http://knitlist.com/99gift/swirl-ball.htm.

This was my first stuffed project and I utterly failed at closing the seam evenly... but that's okay, I don't think she minded.




I stuffed it with plastic bags for that extra crinkle and put an Easter egg with a bell in the center for extra noise and wobbly movement. At first she pretended she hated it, but I've caught her carrying it around the house and attacking it when she thinks no one's looking.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2008 08:58:48 AM »

That's a great idea, and your cat is adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2008 09:13:54 AM »

Adorable Grin  Don't you love it when they get embarassed while they're playing with a toy?
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2008 09:19:44 AM »

I usually try to buy my cat toys so that she'll leave my yearn alone, but for some reason she is a yarn crackhead! I SO need to make one of these for her...hopefully she will like it better than my yarn skeins.

It's so funny how she pouts when I take it away from her too.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2008 09:37:54 AM »

Omg your cat is so cute! And that's such a great idea; I should totally make one for my cat.

its always fun to catch your pets doing something they pretend they dont like. Like my bunny, he pretends he doesnt like strawberries, but once you stop watching, he'll eat them up like nothing.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2008 12:09:29 PM »

Awww. . .  what a great idea!  And your cat looks very happy with her new toy!
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008 01:03:04 PM »

This is such a cute picture!  How sweet for your cat.
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008 02:24:27 PM »

See, now I just have to show off my baby.



I'm not a cat person at all, I actually tell people that she's a dog wearing a cat suit.. But she's perfect for me in every way. I really lucked out when I found her. That and she's freaking adorable.. even though she looked like her cat suit didn't fit right when she was a kitten, heh.
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2008 06:01:45 PM »

Your cat is sooo beautiful.  I want one!  Tabbies are the best kind of cat.  No wonder you love her! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2008 06:20:29 AM »

I have four kitties that would love some of those to play with!  I looked at the pattern but don't really understand what all the < and > mean.  Could you help?
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