Monday, August 2, 2010
Birthday Project of the Harley kind
Happy Monday! I had a few minutes and was just itching to post! It's good to see you. :o)
I knew one of my friends' birthday was coming up, just couldn't remember exactly when in August. So I slowly started on her present and it was going really slow because of all the projects I have been working on. So she calls me Friday and says hey...my birthday is next weekend, can you believe it? Bingo - bongo.....crud...I better get my butt in gear now! So all weekend in between cleaning and laundry and Mr. Lick Lick, I worked on it. I have it all done except putting it together with the outside edges and I will work on that the next two nights at home. But I wanted to give you a sneak peek. I am so happy with this, I hope she is too. She is a 'Harley' collector. Anything that is Harley. Her whole house is nothing but Harley. So I thougth this would fit right in.
I made a chart, and the plan looked feasible but in my crocheting I messed up. I was one post short when I finished the first side, the black side. And I only had the one ball of black and didn't feel like going back to the store for another ball. So I had to refigure and fudge it. Although the end product looks a lot like the chart, it is not. The only thing that is relatively (and not even because I had two go rounds')the same is the bar. The top and bottom are reconfigured. I worried myself for the better part of Saturday trying to figure in my head while crocheting the orange side, how to reconfigure my screw up. I just couldn't get my head wrapped around how to fix it and ended up with a headache. That one missed post really gave me fits in my mind. (Is it an irritant to an OCD thing?)So when it came time I just sat there and did it in my head and counted my x's and put markers where everything would end up so that I didn't screw up again and have to tear out parts. Above is the end result. I am very happy with it.
I guess I can't get in trouble with Harley for it because it's not exactly the Harley bar and shield, so it's not a copyright infringement, but it's close enough for me and my friend - I hope. I think she'll like it.
I also took a break to clear the cobwebs out and made the little smiley man. Isn't he cute? I'd like to make more of his kind. It didn't take me that long and took my mind off of my dilemma for a bit. And he put a smile on my face. I think these would be great to make a bunch and take them to the children's hospital.
So you know I had to include a pic of my little man. He's my life, what can I say?
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and hope the week ahead is just as good if not better! My, how the weeks are flying.......