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« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2004 03:45:55 PM »

I've been dying to try this pattern out, but haven'T got around to doing it yet. Seeing some finished products has inspired me though! Great job guys!
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2005 12:04:05 PM »

I finished mine up late last month and am happy to report that one of my cats has completely taken it over. It's good because the other kitten couldn't give a rat's butt about the cat bed. This way they don't fight over it.

I'm going to be making another one for my mother-in-law (she has 6 cats!!! used to be a breeder) and I'm considering a couple of modifications. Has anyone tried any of this?

1) Thinking of getting some batting and stuffing the side then stitching it closed at the base so it maintains a firmer round shape.

2) Thinking of picking up and knitting from the base rather than doing a garter stitch strip and then attaching. Any thoughts?
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« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2005 04:18:00 PM »

I made a crocheted version and put foam in the rim. I recommend the foam because it helps to maintain the shape. My kitty loves to play in his bed and stretch and roll around in it so I'm glad I had something in there to reinforce the shape.

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« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2005 07:08:07 PM »

I'm in the process of making this bed for my new kitten my boyfriend got for us...but here is my parents' kitty I raised in his non-knitted kitty bed...!!

he loves that piece of yarn!

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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2005 11:47:30 AM »

Awww, love the kitties. Smiley

I just finished this for my calico kitty http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/cmgulley/detail?.dir=6f5f&.dnm=1e41.jpg in orange (floor) and green (sides). I just thought the pink was a little much.

I had to steal it away from her to take the picture.
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« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2005 02:33:06 AM »

I really want to knit this for my cat which I am getting on the weekend. I have moved to Australia so I can't get Lion Brand. I am going to use fun fur from a different company. Is fun fur the wool that has 1 inch thin pieces coming off it or the one with smaller (about 1cm pieces) coming off? I plan on using any 80%acrylic and 20%wool i can find.
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2005 11:47:44 AM »

I made this a while ago and my kitty ignored it.  I gave it to my SO's mom and her kitty (named 'kitty') loves it. 
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« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2005 04:59:44 PM »

How much did you guys pay for the yarn?  I started looking up the Furn Fur and Wool Ease the other night and it was looking like this was going to be a $50 project just for Lion Brand yarn...  How many skeins did ya'll use?

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« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2005 09:52:23 PM »

Josiecat, I'm so glad you found a home for your bed!  What a beaautiful cat bed, and what a... flattering model kitty shot...  Roll Eyes

Sati, I am half way thru my cat bed, (the base is done and I started on the wall,) and I used cheap old Red Heart for my cats.  I love them, but come on, like they care if I go for the cheap stuff.  Plus, it had the colors I wanted.  (lime green and royal blue.)

As for the fun fur, for the base, making the LARGE model, I used one skein less of it than called for, and had some left over.  I'm hoping the wall will be the same.

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« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2005 10:43:39 PM »

Oh dang, Brae!  I was thinking that this bed was felted like the Kitty Pi.  I didn't realize I could use a non wool.  But honestly, the Fun Fur is the most expensive bit.  I might reconsider and do a felted bed that they won't catch their claws in and trim it with fun fur on the top.  Just look at all these happy campers!  I bet I could make it for about $12 that way.  I will shell out for yarn that I will be wearing, taking care of, and appreciating for a good while, but my 3 cats can't care that much, hehe.  Thank you for the info!


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