How long have I been meaning to make the Kitty Tunnel project in Amy Butler's In Stitches. Oh, I don't know, years I guess. My cat is both a tunnel-er as well as a lover of cozy blankets, so I felt like this would be a nice New Year's treat for her.
I decided to make it out of our new Alexander Henry Copenhagen material and white fleece for the inside. The pattern was well written and I finished the project really quickly. It's so nice to make a project that can be done in less than two hours, you start, you finish, you're satisfied.
So I took the tunnel home and presented it to Marla, who in the way of all cats, looked at me like I was insane and walked away. The following picks represent an entire evening of cajoling, bribing with treats, trying to explain that I needed blog picks, and begging her to get in the tunnel.
Here she is, kind of interested but not convinced.
I'm in the tunnel here, she's doesn't care.
So, I brought out the big guns, in the form of a giant bag of catnip.
Will she ever get it in again? Who knows. If you've got a cat who likes to burrow and be cozy I would recommend the kitty tunnel project. I'm sure your cat will be more grateful than mine.