Sunday, June 24, 2007

I just had to share...

This picture came in my email this morning.

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By yarnmonkie

I guess all the work I did on the couch cover was worth it. At least it stops the poor dog from being eaten by the couch cushions.

here are links to the other posts on this project:
Project start
Project start 2.0
Project finish

Saturday, June 16, 2007

13 Star Flag

For Father's Day, I decided to make my Father a flag for his kitchen. His kitchen has a definite American flag theme going on. The original pattern called for size 10 crochet thread, double stranded. The thread didn't come in the darker colors I wanted to use. I ended up buying one skein each of Red Heart Super Saver in Windsor Blue, Aran and Burgundy. Using only a bit of each skein. I could have made several flags out of those three skeins.

It ended up being about 17 inches long. I crocheted a tube for the back so there is a place for a dowel for hanging.

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And one hanging up:

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Record Player Cover

It seems like this month is for making covers for items that animals sit on. Our cat loves to sit on my husbands record player and watch the birds out on our lawn. He is worried that she'll scratch it up. She gets pretty excited up there, running in circles and trying to claw the window. I decided to make a cover to minimize the damage she's doing to it.

I used a bulk unknown fiber yarn. It feels like Caron Simply Soft. H hook on HDC. I did most of this using my Crochet Lite hook in the dark, just because I could. Made in one large piece, then fitted to the player.

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For the record, the cat spends a lot of time loving on those two chickens, too. I plan on making another one in a better yarn. The yarn is so soft that it slides all over the place when the cat jumps up there. One time she even slid right off the player, onto the floor. That might be the way to keep her off of it.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Couch Cover Finished!!!!

I'm finished *shock* *gasp* *faint* No, really. I finished the monster project. The huge couch cover, in the summer heat, I finished it.

It ended up taking 7 whole skeins and all but 1oz of another skien to finish it. It took about a month to do, working pretty steady on it. Maybe an hour a day on average. I'm not sure. I never was able to keep track of time like that.

Here's some finished pictures.

From the front
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From the back
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And now for the real reason for doing this whole project, for making 6 feet of DC on a f hook...
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a very small, yet sausage like dog.

Here's what I've learned from this whole experience:

1) Never, ever make something this big in the summer. Save projects like these for winter time.
2) Try not to use a hook smaller that the yarn calls for on huge projects.
3) Even a small dog and appreciate good crocheting.

Now that's it's all done, I feel a great sense of relief. I'm working on small projects for the rest of the month. Instant gratification and all that jazz.