We've all done it. You walk into your local craft store intent on buying that size 11, 24" bamboo circular needle and NOTHING ELSE. "I will be strong this time! " you tell yourself. But alas, you are no match for the 25% off bin filled to the brim with soft, delicious, discounted yarn.
Happens every time. That's how I ended up with seven skeins of Yarn Bee Soft Delight. It was so pretty and fluffy and soft, I just kept grabbing more and more... only to get it home and realize that not only is it a total pain in the @$$ to work with, but it SHEDS! That's right. Shedding yarn. I might as well have a cat!
Well... actually I have four. Which gave me an idea.
I present the amazing shedding cat pillow for your amazing shedding cats:
5 skeins of Yarn Bee Soft Delight or any other crappy impulse buy yarn you want to get rid of. Use at least five different colors for maximum stripitude.
U.S. size 8 knitting needles
Approximately 24 ounces of fiber fill.
About 3.5 stitches per inch, not that is matters all that much.
kfb: Knit into the front and back of the stitch.
Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: kfb, knit to end
Row 4: purl
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have 45 stitches. Bind off.
Work 14 triangles as above, changing colors randomly throughout. Try to make sure no two triangles are alike. I like to leave the ends long when changing colors or binding off so I can use the tails to sew the pieces together.
Sew seven triangles together to make a crescent.
Repeat with the remaining seven triangles.
Sew the two crescents together leaving a hole large enough to stuff the pillow.
Start stuffing (this part is really fun)!
When your pillow is sufficiently stuffed sew the hole shut and offer your pillow up to the kitties for scrutiny.
Sunshine says, "This is sufficient."