Final Finished Object of 2006!
And what do you think it is, my friends? A lace shawl? A fair isle sweater of my own handspun? Aww, you overestimate my mad knitting skills; you're too kind.
My final FO of 2006 is. . .
A Felted Cat Bed!
Started: December 21
Ended: December 28
# Times trying to felt: 3 (I think -- ZMrK did a couple of runs while I was working)
Pattern: See above link (Wendy Knits)
Needle Size: 13
Yarn: JoAnn Sensations yarn (I purchased a bunch of this yarn about a year and 1/2 ago) -- I went a few yards into the 5th skein (approx. 87 yards/skein). It's a nice olive green with yellow and orange flecks in it, and got a nice camoflauge look when it was done.
Trim Yarn: Skacel Gatto in a nice kitty barf color. ZMrK won a bag of this as a door prize at the Boston Knit Out. This stuff is a bitch to work with, but it looks really cool felted into the pattern. Nice and muppet like:
(about the turtle. . . I had gone into PetCo to get the cats a new water dish, saw this, and had to buy it. What cat wouldn't want to attack a red eared slider???)
The cats' initial reaction? Indifference. I tried to put Solvie in it and she freaked out, but that's probably more because I was picking her up than because I was trying to put her into a cat bed laced with catnip. In the middle of the night last night, she got her claw stuck in the blanket and started freaking out and hissing. She's almost back to her pre-near-death-experience self.
We finally got Zelia to go into it, by picking her up when she was sleeping and just plopping her in there:
We helped by giving her a little friend to snuggle with:
Of course, this is how she ended up sleeping in it:
And she slept there the whole time we were gone today, it seems (over four hours).
Happy New Year!!!