June 28, 2010 § 1 Comment
My cats shed a lot, and they are also terrified of the vacuum cleaner. Since I don’t like floating tumbleweeds of cat fur, I’ve been relying even more on my duster-that-rhymes-with-Kiffer. Even though I’d been using the store brand disposable covers, the cost was adding up quickly.
So, I finally decided it was time to make a reusable cover, which I oh-so-creatively named in honor of my cat Kif. (Sorry Hermione, I’ll name something after you next. The Hermioniffer just doesn’t have the same ring to it.)
It took me about two hours to make it, but I think I’m an average-speed crocheter. It’s also not too expensive to make – only $1.69 at Meijer for more than enough yarn, and it’s even cheaper if you catch a sale at wherever yarn is sold. Even better, this cover is no-sew, my favorite kind of project. It’s cheerful and reusable, and hopefully will make your cleaning up a bit more pleasant. After you use it, simply wash with your regular laundry and hang to air-dry. I’ll be making a few more to always have one on hand for a quick cleanup. « Read the rest of this entry »