“You always wanted me to be something I wasn’t…
“It’s been seven hours and fifteen days…
Having made When Doves Cry, a knit bias shawl, I am loving the construction and wanted to make another of my own design.
On my first attempt I was starting with a k1, yo, but that did not make joining new colors any easier, so I switched sides and began with K the whole row and ending with a k2tog at the end (beginning side). This made new color add a little easier to manage, not so loose.
I have completed my first garter stitch section and have begun a yo, k2tog lace pattern, which I have also just completed. The next section with be a continuous garter section of the leftovers of the colors used so far. After that, back to black, though in what stitch has yet to be determined.
Ugh! I already noticed a mistake in the lace, but I am not tinking or frogging back.
Oh my God! I am so glad to be done with crochet seed stitch. Now I need to figure out how I am doing to seam these strips together. My first thought is double-sided, slip-stitching for ease of matching stitch counts when the opposing stitch patters will differ. Whatever the choice will be the next post will be to mark the completion of this project.
“What have I, what have I, what have I done to deserve this?
Well, I have 40 inches; 32 more to go.
I had to pull out my stash bin for more white yarn, having already used one Caron One Pound and three Red Heart Super Savers. I found some smaller skeins in my stash; I hope they are sufficient to complete this project. I had also found a bag of white, with a bag of black during my stash search; I’d hate to touch that, as it appears to be a project in it’s potential state.
“Too many lonely souls have drifted out to sea…
The Things We Do For Love by 10cc
Because I love my puppy dog.
The Pet Pad
Dimensions: 19 x 15 inches
Instead of working in-the-round, as in the all the previous pet pads I made, I decided to work in turning rows with – at first – the trinity stitch, but I screwed up the stitch with all the yarns I was triple and quadruple plying.
Then I switched to crochet seed stitch – better until it came to the furry/feathery yarns, where I increased the stitch count by twelve stitches. I kind of works by compensating for the thinner yarn.
That’s what happens when one uses different weight yarns. I am happy to finally have finished this pad, as it has been sitting next to my recliner until I was motivated enough to go through my stash and find my bulky weight scraps.
My goal is to donate twelve pads to PAWS/LA. I think The Things We Do For Love makes the count eleven. I have already started the twelfth: When You Really Love Someone, in crochet moss stitch, again in bulky weight yarns, which remains incomplete.
“How am I gonna get through?
I am on the last strip of the afghan, thank heavens. It took a while to get the right width, and even when I did, sometimes it measures out one inch bigger. Aiyaa! I don’t think I will work in crochet seed stitch again for a while.
“Every day, so many drinks; Such pretty flowers…
Took me about two days, only because I am lazy.
Now for Strip 3: 20.5 inches x 72 inches: all, in white crochet seed stitch…aiyaa!
Can you see my helper in the background?