So, I rooted around in my stash last night, and came up with a tiny bit more yarn in the right weight for my crocheted cat nest.
Although red isn't really a colour we use in household decor over here at casa-barf-green, I really like using up leftover yarn (in this case, the red yarn is from slippers I made my brother-in-law for Christmas one year), AND I want to keep this project as cheap as I can... because my cat is wonderful and I love her, but she's also hella fickle.
While she looooves the cat-nest-in-progress right now...
Maybe she won't love it forever, and if I spend a lot of money on the yarn, I'll be sad.
I'm hoping I can use some coupons at Michael's and pick up some (Lion Brand) Wool Ease Thick & Quick to continue the nest!
I never thought I'd be saying this, but... crochet is really fun, people.