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

 

Pussycat Meow

The Name

Pussycat Meow by Deee-Lite

Another tush that needs some cush!

The Tush Cush

Dimensions: 15 inches square

This time I created in double crochet for faster turnaround. It still took just as long as the single crochet, only because I had to recall to memory my Solid Granny Square pattern. Maybe I better write it down before dementia sets in.

Yarn

Caron Simply Soft
Color: Black; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Red Heart Super Saver
Color: Yellow*; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Those are the only two I could come close to guessing. All other yarns – red, orange, green-purple multicolor, red-blue multicolor, tan, pink, brown – were deemed by me, as worsted and man-made fibers, except the gold lace crocheted together with the black Caron.

Pussycat Meow

Stray Cat Strut

The Name

Stray Cat Strut by Stray Cats

Another animal name for an animal product and because “I got cat class and I got cat style!”

The Cush Tush

Dimensions: 14-inch diameter

This time I was determined to work in double crochet for faster turnaround. Well I finished this one is less than a day, so that’s cool! I originally started with a square but have forgotten the formula for a square design, with no holes, in-the-round. Now that I’ve made a round one, I am thinking of different shapes; maybe a star one!┬áColor selections were random reaches into my bag o’ scraps of worsted yarn.

The Yarn

Lion Brand Wool Ease
Color: Purple 147; Content: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; Weight: 4, Worsted

Feza Cayenne
Color: 01 ; Content: 40% Cotton, 49% Acrylic, 11% Nylon; Weight: 4, Worsted

Unlabeled Yarn Suspects

Red Heart Super Saver
Color: Turqua; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Aran

Caron Simply Soft
Color: Black; Content: 100% Acrylic; Weight: 4, Worsted

Stray Cat Strut Side 2

I apologize for my crappy photography; I can no longer remain still long enough for good focus.

Cat’s In The Cradle

The Name

Cat’s In The Cradle by Harry Chapin

As I am not a fan of cats, but this is a pet pad, I am forced to start using cat name. Then again, I don’t know who’s tush, this pad will cush.

The Pet Pad

Dimensions: 18.5 x 16.75 inches

This is based on a foundation chain of 5. I need to change my corner as I am noticing puckering. I think I will definitely change from single crochet to double crochet to speed up the process of making these.

The Yarn

Still working on scraps obtained from CSNanaCat.

Cat's In The Cradle - Side 2
Cat’s In The Cradle – Side 2

Smile On

The Name

Smile On by Deee-Lite

Nothing makes me smile more than Mojo, my pet dog.

The Pet Pad

In keeping with my promise to Omar, PAWS/LA for their financial assistance with Mojo’s dental work, I decided to convert der Kommissar and Someday afghan squares into another pet pad.

Getting my stuff ready for guild this month – to donate to charity – I found all my pet pads and decided to take them to PAWS/LA myself when I get a dozen or more.

The Yarn

Mixed fibers were used, yarn scraps.

Smile On

Rehumanize Yourself: The Runt

I woke this morning, free from doctor’s appointments, prepared to enjoy the world by finishing the infant afghan request. I warmed my coffee, sat down, did some rows, and decided I wanted to catch up digitally.

While I am not “the runt,” I certainly feel like it after seeing the original pictures for this post! Yikes! I just presumed they were fine, a hint to my rushing of life. Why?

Anyway, the night before guild, I found the blue square and knew that I had left over yarn from squares that required unravelling/saving from the prior set: voila! a runt pet pad.

I love the color combination: nostalgia, fifties, argyle against country gingham.

I was able to get by with a single crochet, double-stranded border without sever puckering…well, not that I remember. Ha ha ha ha!

Rehumanize Yourself: The Runt