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« on: March 18, 2005 07:02:15 PM »

These were made using the Catwarming Set pattern.  I used Patons Merino on size 9 needles and stuffed the mouse pelts with scrap wool. I also crocheted the tail. I just threw them in with 3 loads of laundry and they got all compact and fuzzy.

The ears turned out especially nice - they are really firm and floppy.
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2005 10:04:38 AM »

this is such a good idea! i bet it would end the "kitty shredded my cute little knit mice!" woes.

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2005 08:36:37 AM »

What a great idea to felt them!  My cornsnake would looove one!

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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2005 01:54:34 PM »

That is a great idea!  Violet, I know those woes.  One of my cats shredded hers in about two hours.  Spaz, did it take them long to dry considering that you felted them after stuffing?  I guess you would not want to do that with catnip in them.  I'll have to try this.

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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2005 02:37:06 PM »

I dried them in the dryer, which I guess is a felting no-no but I figured they are mice for cats so what the hell. I didn't put catnip in them, but if I were to do that in the future I'd probably leave a hole in the seam and stuff a bit of catnip wrapped in fabric after they came out of the dryer. They aren't completely compact, but I'm sure they could be if I washed them a few more times and that might make catnip stuffing a bit more of a challenge.

The p.s. is that I gave them to a friend for her cats and she's keeping them for herself.
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