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« on: September 30, 2015 11:23:31 AM »

At our monthly Needlecraft guild meeting a couple of months ago we set aside the whole afternoon for making these mats to go under the dog and cat beds at a our local Friends Animal Welfare foundation.
Someone had donated bags and bags of fabric off cuts.  The non-knitters/crocheters cut the fabric into strips and looped the strips into continuous lengths of yarn and rolled them up into huge balls.
Those of us who had large knitting needles or crochet hooks knitted or crocheted the yarn into square mats. They will go under the pet beds and will provide insulation during the cold weather.

This is a picture of mine.  It took a lot of yarn and was very hard on the hands. Just as well there were so many of us. Wink

And here it is half way through showing the large needles I used for it. They are about 13mm diameter.
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015 12:11:57 PM »

That's a pretty mat and it's so nice that it's going to help needy animals stay warm Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015 04:14:21 AM »

Thank you . Yes it should provide good insulation. Since it goes under the beds there is no danger of claws getting caught in the stitches.
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015 06:45:07 PM »

These mats seem like they could be decorative… but it makes me happy that they'll keep shelter pets warm instead. Such a wonderful project for charity!

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2015 10:17:33 PM »

Thank you. Yes I wouldn't have minded keeping it for my self but that wasn't really an option Wink
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