Skip forward a week and lo and behold, there was a dirty spike sitting on the stairs to the basement. There were four spikes, I wasn't crazy! The cat, true to form, thought that since I was knitting a think it must be her thing. I already finished the hat and this spike was dirty from its foray into the basement. I did what any reasonable cat parent would do - I puled in the ends, seamed it up with some catnip inside, and gave it right back to the cat.
She may have taken advantage of the open container of catnip while I was finishing up the seam.
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Ocean
Timeframe: November 14 - 22, 2014
Mods: Knit in the round instead of flat, seamed at the bottom. Only one spike because the cat stole it.