So I decided I was going to make this cat bed for my cat for Christmas:
Easy enough, right? Wrong.
I spent ages looking for the ideal yarn to use, but I didn’t even know where to start! I thought my luck was changing when I stumbled upon a blog (sorry I didn’t make a note of whose it was!) about Hoooked Zpagetti yarn.
The yarn was exactly what I was looking for! So I immediately ordered a ball. The ball claimed to be 980g, and the pattern said I needed just over 1kg, so I assumed that if I was careful, I could make the ball last.
I have run out of yarn this far into it:
I am 20 rows in of 41 rows in total.
Epic fail on my behalf! So when pay day comes round, I will have to invest in another ball but until then, progess on the cat bed is halted!
27 thoughts on “Cat Bed Fail”
It looks good though. I hope your next ball lasts 21 rows!
Haha so do I! But luckily the entrance lasts a fair few rows so fingers crossed that will give me enough! No way am I buying three balls of it! It costs £13.00 per ball…at this rate the cat will have the most expensive present!
Haha! Lucky cat if that would be the case. It is a very expensive yarn! lucky cat! 😀
Haha she is! She is spoiled rotten!
I always over estimate (especially with knitting) and ended up with 3.5 extra balls from my last cardigan.
I hope your cat likes it and doesn’t prefer to sleep in the wrapping paper!
I am usually more or less spot on so I don’t know how I managed to miscalculate so dramatically! Haha she probably will!
We are with you in your hour of trial. Hugs
Haha thank you! I’m sure it will work out eventually!
I love the colour! I just don’t have the skills when it comes to knitting..or is that the right term? (LOL)
Thank you! It isn’t actually the colour that I ordered but potentially more practical for a dark long-haired cat! I can’t knit either, this is crochet. I found it a lot easier to pick up than knitting!
See, I told you I’m no good with hands on DIY haha, didn’t even know what to call this! Ahh, so it’s crochet, not knitting LOL. Thanks Hannah. I was taught how to crochet when I was in high school, but that was with bookmarks, and I can’t even remember how to do it anymore! I’ll stick to blog DIY for now. haha. Good luck with the completion. And look forward to pics with your cat in it. 🙂
Haha yeah I tried knitting but it was too slow for me, crochet is much quicker! Haha thank you! Hopefully she will pose!
Oh what a bummer! I hate when that happens. It does look pretty darn cool though! Is it pretty hard to make? I’ve never even heard of that yarn before but I love it!
The pattern itself is pretty straight forward, it is just a continuous single crochet spiral with an increase so that was nice and straight forward. I have found the yarn difficult to use though, the packet recommends a 12mm hook but the pattern said an 8mm one and it have been really painful for my wrist because the stitches were really difficult to pull the yarn through! I’m hoping it will all be worth it when it is finished though!
Where di you find the pattern for the cat basket? That is so cool! It would be idea for my cats, since Suki loves to hide in the most awkward of places!
Also, when calculating how much yarn you’ll need when substituting, you need to work out the lengh, not the weight. It’s a pain in the arse, but it does work better than working on weight alone!
The pattern was from here: http://xioaupif.tumblr.com/search/cat
Unfortunately it gives no indication of the length of yarn you need so I only had the weight to go on which is quite annoying, I always check the yardage on patterns as it is easier to calculate what you need. I’m hoping one more ball should do it though!
Fingers crossed! 🙂
Fabulous yarn, I found some rug wool for ours, and used about 450g for an open version without the roof, but this would be much softer. Lucky cat!
It is but it really hurts my wrist as I try to use it! It is ideal though because it should be comfy yet relatively claw proof…hopefully…
Well at least you have something to pick back up on!! Imagine if you hadn’t started until closer to Christmas, then you’d have to rush it for the kitty to have it by Christmas. 🙂
It’s looking great and if I could crochet I’d make one too.
Haha that is very true! She wouldn’t be happy! She often opens her presents early if we leave her unsupervised with them!
Lol. This is going to be our first year with our mini poodle at Christmas and I’m not too sure how that’s going to go. She’s a very “curious” little dog. Hehe.
Haha good luck!
Wow… you really did a great job. Personally, for my cat I want to do a bed like this: http://www.canadathestore.com/products/buttercup-flamingo-bones-cat-bed… I love it! Or maybe I will buy it, but I want to do something by my own, especially that I will have some spare time!
Aww that bed is lovely! My cat is awkward and doesn’t really like typical beds, she would much rather have somewhere to hide! Good luck with your cat bed making!