I'm becoming a Crazy Cat Lady. I knitted The Cat a bed. I not only considered the bed a brilliant idea, I went out and bought four skeins of 100% wool yarn in colors I thought The Cat would like. I think I may have slipped a cog or two.
Cat loves dark colors. If you lay anything down that is dark The Cat
will be laying in the middle of said object and upset because you shooed
her off. Hence me thinking of a bed that was exclusively for her in
dark colors (The blacker, the better she would like it.) would work.
I went to Ravelry and found two patterns I liked. One being Felted Cat Bowl by Mary Hough for two cats and Junebug's Kitty Bed by Wendy Engstrom
for one cat. I used Wendy Engstrom's pattern. This pattern has a welt
around the bottom to help the bed hold its shape. I have never
knitted a welt before so I got to learn something new, also. Easy
straight forward knit!
Here are some pictures.
The bed at this point, unfelted, was 20" in diameter and the sides were 10". The yarn was Patons Classic Wool Worsted, 3 skeins in Palais (that were on clearance, Yeah!) and one skein of Royal Purple for the welt and top. I got the yarn at Michaels.
I hope everybody is having a good day!