“I was always there right on the job…
“five golden rings…
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.
“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.
“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?
“I read you books and talked for hours…
Took me a minute to get the right width dimension; though, it’s still not absolutely correct, over by half and inch. Oh well. This is the smaller of the two all-white strips. It is a little monotonous crocheting seed stitch in one color, but at least the piece is not the wide, just long: 72 inches!