Crochet Cat Nest Update!

So, I rooted around in my stash last night, and came up with a tiny bit more yarn in the right weight for my crocheted cat nest.

Although red isn’t really a colour we use in household decor over here at casa-barf-green, I really like using up leftover yarn (in this case, the red yarn is from slippers I made my brother-in-law for Christmas one year), AND I want to keep this project as cheap as I can… because my cat is wonderful and I love her, but she’s also hella fickle.

While she looooves the cat-nest-in-progress right now…

Cat Nest Update!

Maybe she won’t love it forever, and if I spend a lot of money on the yarn, I’ll be sad.

I’m hoping I can use some coupons at Michael’s and pick up some (Lion Brand) Wool Ease Thick & Quick to continue the nest!

I never thought I’d be saying this, but… crochet is really fun, people.

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Something crazy.

I did something crazy last night.

It’s something I haven’t done for years, since I was much younger.

I CROCHETED! :)

I’m nearly always a knitter, although I did learn how to do very very basic crochet way back in the day. Last night, I saw this adorable pattern for a cat nest, and I knew it would be perfect for my cat. She loooves to squeeze into small cozy spaces for naps. After much googling and some helpful youtube videos, this…

nest-1

Turned into this…

nest-2

in the span of a couple of hours! I’m using a 9mm crochet hook. The green yarn is leftover Brown Sheep Burly Spun (from the first sweater I ever made!), and the gray is leftover Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (from some Christmas gift slippers).

Okay, my hands are a bit sore this morning, and okay, I’ve now run out of bulky stash yarn to use. But the idea of a cozy cat nest is too adorable not to see it through! I’m stashdiving to see if I have some heavier worsted I could hold triple or something.

Excited! Cat Nest!! :)