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« on: March 24, 2012, 09:40:33 AM »

Calling all you cat-loving knitters and crocheters.  Want to make a shirt to match your Siamese, a pillow that harmonizes with your tabby?  Check out these yarns:

http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Fabulous_Felines-Felines_Chunky_Yarn-6264.html

Definitely not cheap, but I'm considering whether a cat-colored sweater would not show the cat hair...
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 07:14:53 PM »

Luckily my cats are black so I can just stick to the basic cheap yarn!  Cheesy Still, those are nice yarns and I do have a gift certificate for yarnmarket....
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012, 06:09:21 AM »

LOL Ned!  There is "Hamlet" who is a black cat (great name for a black cat  Cheesy  ), although his yarn has gradations of dark grey, no doubt intended to represent the sheen  on his coat. 

If you click on the "view the entire gallery" link above the colors, you can see the cats for whom the yarns were named.

Sigh, I have all those "expensive"-colored torties.  Still trying to figure out if I could use one skein of this stuff for trim, or part of a project where the rest was made of a less expensive yarn. An entire sweater using this would be way beyond my price range!  It is beautiful yarn, though.

Years ago, I somehow acquired several skeins of an inexpensive bulky yarn in Phantom's colors of grey, beige, and white.  It's still in my stash.  (Based on when the store whose tag is on it went out of business, I think the yarn pre-dates Phantom, whom we have had for 14 years.)
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 08:19:57 PM »

Look at this roving! All you have to do is learn to spin!

http://stores.homestead.com/hstrial-vtullock/-strse-869/Sweet-Tortie--dsh--Bluefaced/Detail.bok
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2012, 05:00:29 AM »

All you have to do is learn to spin!


Which I don't think is going to happen any time soon  Wink ...I have seen pictures of some socks made of yarn spun from this, and they were neat.
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2012, 02:55:02 PM »

I'd love to learn to spin.  There are plenty of alpaca farmers around that have excess wool.  But no one teaches this skill that I have been able to find, around me.  And I'm a person who needs someone to show me and correct me.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 01:48:28 PM »

Wow, those yarns come very close to expressing the complex of colors seen in cat fur - not so easy to do. Too bad they are so pricey, it would be so interesting to see what the knitted items look like. Not that I could do it, I'd be hoping the skilled knitters here would post photos....
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 07:42:30 PM »

I do like a challenge!



I made a drop spindle and lo and behold - yarn!
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 05:37:40 AM »

Ned, you are so talented!
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 03:03:43 PM »

Ned that is so cool!
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 04:37:02 PM »

You are a brave man, Ned.  I need someone to teach me, I can't just pick something up anymore and try it on my own.  LOL

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012, 04:19:32 PM »

Well, I bought some hand dyed roving and it came today.

That is not a toy, kitty!





I'm really tempted to get that tortie roving!
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2012, 04:29:40 PM »

It's gorgeous Ned.  Send it to me and I'll crochet a blanket for you!
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2012, 04:46:15 PM »

Wow, that is really pretty, Ned!  But I can certainly see how the cats would think it's a toy.
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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 07:53:01 PM »

Merrihart, it would probably take me five years to spin enough yarn for a blanket!  Cheesy Maybe in a couple weeks I'll have enough for a kitty blanket!
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