I bought some thick carpet yarn, in Berber wool, armed myself with a 7.5mm crochet hook, and within a few nights had constructed a surprisingly sturdy open cat bed. I love to use natural fibres and materials around the house, and particularly enjoy the contrast between the rich textures of chunky knits against the smooth surface of the leather sofa or slate floors. It’s a bonus that bulky wools knit or crochet up a lot faster too!
Whenever I put my work-in-progress down on the sofa, I invariably found a cat sitting on it, which boded well, although it was Xander as often as Faith.
I’m really pleased with how it turned out – and so, it would appear, is Xander. We keep finding him sleeping in it.
Since it was completed, Faith hasn’t had a look-in. I think I’m going to have to start another one…