Friday, July 20, 2012

My Favorite….

Day of the week is here! :o)  Happy Friday y’all!

Also I have been working with a couple of my favorite colors too. The last time I was at Hobby Lobby I bought a pillow that is long and round. I think it’s 20 inches long and 6 inches in diameter (which is actually an 18 inch circumference). I decided that I would make a cover for it for Kylie’s birthday in October. It’s almost done being crocheted, except I made a boo-boo. Dang it.

When I made my foundation row it was the size of the length of the pillow. Unfortunately I didn’t check the length again until about 5 rows into it and guess what? It’s too long. I was bummed to say the least. So I put it down in frustration. Then I started thinking that maybe I could just make a little ‘addendum’ to the pillow, that is to say, another small round pillow to take up the space that is lacking inside the cover by the extra length. I’ll make a little smiley face pillow inside, sort of as a surprise for when my daughter goes to wash the cover. :o) I hope I can pull it off.

So anyways…this is the cover, shy of a few inches of being done before I assemble it. And ya know what? Darn….I’m such a ditz. I forgot to get a pic of the ends of the cover. I crocheted 2 African Flowers for the ends. One in pinks and one in purples. 

kylie round pillow cover

bin of color

This pic above is my ‘bin of color’. I put all of the colors I am using in the bin to 1)contain them all in one spot nice and neat, and 2)be able to coordinate the colors so I can see what should go next, pinks are at one end and purples at the other.  This worked out real well  because when I was ready for the next color I just pulled the end up from the bin. The bin saved space and time for me. I had gone through all of my stash and pulled out my medium #4 yarns in purple and pink. I have a mixture of RH, ILTY and another yarn that I can’t remember the name of right off hand. I had more purple than pink but oh well. Kylie will love it because it has so many different shades of the colors that she loves.

Speaking of Kylie… she is at swim team practice. She is growing so quick. 8 years old and looks 3 years older. Look at those long legs! She is going to be tall like her daddy.

Kylie at swim team practice

Another project that I started is to the stage of making a lining and assembling it. Another purse. The body and strap are crocheted. I love these colors together. I used a lilac, purple and bright yellow in a 3 row lilac, 1 row purple and 1 row yellow sequence. The strap is 3 rows lilac on each side with one row each of purple and yellow in the middle. The pic is blurry, sorry. The material with it is what the lining will be made of. It’s a lot darker in this pic than in actuality.

purple yellow bag blurry

Do any of you have screensavers? OMG. I have it on one of my computers at work. There is crochet inspiration of a different kind.

electric      electric sheep 2

See what I mean? And there was one that I did not capture that I sooo wanted to, because it would have made an awesome motif. One that I’ve never seen. And it happened so quick that I couldn’t get it.  Twice actually. That’s when I decided to sit in front of it for a bit with my camera on and see if it wouldn’t come up again. Sadly it didn’t but I caught these two.  I know, I’m weird. If you’ve followed me for a while you know that. :o) I’m so weird that I could have sat there for hours waiting for good ones to come up to get a picture of. Some of the colors were so awesome.

So last today, I gave my friend that moved to VA her son’s hat and I also made her a going away little something. She loved it.

cindy smiley face

I hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend too! Pray for those affected by the jerk who took other people’s lives in his hands when he decided to go to the movies with the intention of killing people. Such a sad state of affairs. What is our world & country coming to???

Cya soon.



  1. Good morning Kat. The pillow cover is amazing ... I would love to see the african flowers on the ends. Your granddaughter is going to love this and what a treasure this will be and speaking of a treasure, what a beautiful girl. Grands are so special! Great purse, you're one busy gal. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings.

  2. Idea for your pillow . . when you finish, can you add some rows to the end where you increase the stitches in each round . . like making a circle . . . and then tie a ribbon around that end to make a differnt end to the pillow?

  3. Hey there, Kat! I'm alive. Woo-hoo! Thank you for your comments and well wishes. I know you know what I'm going through. You know I've had two previous back surgeries, but recovery for those was nothing like this. OMG, I am having the WORST back spasms. I am taking muscle relaxer with the pain med, but it doesn't help those spasms much. I'm not complaining because all of my leg pain is gone. The pain I'm having is from him cutting through all the back muscles, I guess. He said he did a lot of "digging" and "clean-up" in my spine. Gross.

    Anywho...I feel better than yesterday, and I'm sure I'll keep having improvement. Hubby is doing really well at being my nurse. I told him a while back that he was a shitty nurse, so I guess he's trying to prove he's not this time. Ha-ha.

    Thank you my sweet friend for your thoughts! XOXO

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  5. I love the pillow. What a sweet idea to include the smiling face pillow. You are always so thoughtful.

    I love all the things you are working on...such lovely colors. You know me, I love color.

    Hugs to you and Leo, too. :)

  6. Pretty colors for the bolster pillow and the purse. I also think it's a great idea to add a little smiley face in the end of the pillow. So sweet. Hope you're having a good weekend. :)

  7. Hey Kat,

    Love the pillow and the smiley face idea. If she's like me, she'd probably never find it. I can't remember the last time I was the pillows on my couch! shhh don't tell anyone.

    So sad about the shooting. Just so sad.

    Cindy Bee

  8. A purse is on my list of thing to learn how to do..and i don't think I would ever get any work done if that were my looks mezmerizing. With my luck, I'd stare at it all day and have a seizure or something!



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