“I wouldn’t cry no pleasure in doing it, but there are those days the luxury ain’t too much…
“five golden rings…
“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: The Twelve Days of Christmas, in crochet moss stitch, again in bulky weight yarns, which remains incomplete.
“I never meant to cause you any sorrow…
The Cocoon & Hat
Start Date: August 27, 2011
End Date: September 15, 2011
Needle: 10.5 US
Cocoon Pattern: ODH Designs
Cocoon Dimensions: approximately 16-inch diameter x 23-inch length
Hat Pattern: Perfect Fit Baby Hat by Ruth’s Hands
Having crocheted Sunflower Cocoon/Hat (picture link only), I thought it would be neat to knit one. Thanks to SarahBea for lending me some 10.5 US circulars. Going by the dimensions of the Sunflower, I was surprised that this one came out two inches wider. It is shorter by one inch because I ran out of Barrington.
German Cast on 53 stitches on each of two 10.5 circular needles
Knit all for 17 inches
Row 1: K2TOG at beginning and middle of each needle
Row 2: K All
My decrease measures 5 inches. I think I decreased from 53 stitches to 29 stitches.
Seam: I closed my cocoon with the Kitchener Stitch.
Opening Border: HDC in each picked up stitch along the border and repeat for total of three rows
Lion Brand Homespun
Color: Barrington; Content: 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; Yarn Weight: 5, Bulky Weight