Hand On My Heart

“I wouldn’t cry no pleasure in doing it, but there are those days the luxury ain’t too much…

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The Things We Do For Love

“Too many lonely souls have drifted out to sea…

The Name

The Things We Do For Love by 10cc

Because I love my puppy dog.

The Pet Pad

Dimensions: 19 x 15 inches
Destination: PAWS/LA

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.

The Things We Do For Love
The Things We Do For Love

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.

When You Really Love Someone
When You Really Love Someone


Purple Rain Cocoon & Hat

“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.

Cocoon Recipe

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

Purple Rain Cocoon & Hat


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