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  • MaryC288 commented on meralgia's instructable Spin Yarn From Cat Hair

    The fur ranges from 1 inch to 5/6 inches depending on where it is combed from. I was thinking itcmight need to be spun on thread or a fine wool if nrcessary. I'd imagine it would be a soft yarn variagated cream to sable in colour with some whitecin from the belly fur. If it's fluffy, that's a bonus but I'm not bothered. I was hoping that after splitting the yarn 50/50, that there would be enough to make a throw for the sofa. I have enough to fill a large bin liner! I've been careful to take only clean combed out fur. The cats are bathed twice yearly and are indoor only. We use baby powder in grooming to remove excess oils so they stay fluffy and warm in the winter.While I cannot knit (left handed & dyslexic and boy have I tried), I can crochet. I make a lot of crocheted rag rugs …

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    The fur ranges from 1 inch to 5/6 inches depending on where it is combed from. I was thinking itcmight need to be spun on thread or a fine wool if nrcessary. I'd imagine it would be a soft yarn variagated cream to sable in colour with some whitecin from the belly fur. If it's fluffy, that's a bonus but I'm not bothered. I was hoping that after splitting the yarn 50/50, that there would be enough to make a throw for the sofa. I have enough to fill a large bin liner! I've been careful to take only clean combed out fur. The cats are bathed twice yearly and are indoor only. We use baby powder in grooming to remove excess oils so they stay fluffy and warm in the winter.While I cannot knit (left handed & dyslexic and boy have I tried), I can crochet. I make a lot of crocheted rag rugs for the house and friends. As we lost three last year to old age and illness, I've become acutely aware that some day they'll all pass away and a throw seems like the best way to remember their warm hearted unconditional love. Something tangeable that my husband & I both can use.

    The fur ranges from 1 inch to 5 inches with some actually longer. I had figured it might need to be spun onto thread or with some wool if necessary but hopefully not. I thought it would make a lovely throw for on the sofa. It depends on how much yarn is produced with a 50/50 split. I will have to crochet it as I can't knit - I have tried and not happening for Me. I'm left handed AND dyslexic so...can't get my head around it. I can & do crochet...rag rugs mainly (as a way to get my hubby to give up his old tee shirts). As our beautiful Raggies leave us, I feel a need to have something tangeable to remember them with & the warmth of their fur in a throw is a wonderful way to do so .

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