Sweetheart Sweater Cats…

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February 10, 2019 by kittynh

My wonderful friend, Susan, sent me this PERFECT door stop.

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My old door stop, for a bathroom, was wooden.  It was a really cute Magnolia design from Target.  All I did was stub my toes on it.

The new door stop is soft and comfortable to toes.

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Then, I thought of all the sweaters I don’t use.  Let’s admit it, really heavy sweaters aren’t comfortable inside.  Let’s also admit they might be a bit too small.  So I decided to see if I could do anything with my old sweaters.

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First up was a cashmere sweater I bought because it “feels so soft”.  Also the ugly green meant it was on sale.  I didn’t make a door stop cat, just a “This cat is so soft” type pillow.  Cashmere as a cat, is a pillow you just want to keep petting.

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Next up, I finally got to a door stop. The door stop in the cat from Susan has sand in the bottom.  That’s nice but I’m wasn’t sure I wanted a huge bag of sand.  The Dollar Store to the rescue as the little glass buttons work well.  Lightweight, but enough heft to hold a door open.  Also very inexpensive.

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I also feel as if I’m recycling, as these sweaters have been in a bin for years.

There are no directions.  You don’t have to put on eyes or anything, or you could go all out with facial features.

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The pattern is, vague cat shape.  It will differ in how it turns out, as every sweater has a different amount to stretch.  I’m hoping to make a few more for the Historic Society of Cheshire County for their museum shop.  Shoppers can not buy by gnomes alone!

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If you don’t have an old sweater, consider a local thrift shop.  Cashmere sweaters turn up a lot in the man’s section at the Salvation Army in town.

One thought on “Sweetheart Sweater Cats…

  1. Andrea Cheeney says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

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