Monday, 13 August 2012
I haven't perfected my technique yet, the edges are too square and messey but it's quite warm and much nicer than a rubber hot water bottle on my back.
I started with a foundation chain of 35 stitches.
1st row sc
2-end of front (a panel big enough to fit end to end minus the neck of the hot water bottle) alternating sc and trebles to make the textured stitch.
I then made two more panels for the back half the size of the front each.
I crocheted button holes on one by missing crochet through two stitches and just making two chains the same way I make basket handles basically.
I think I will have to decrease to shape the tops. I'll keep you posted and when I get it right I will post the pattern.
Meanwhile in an effort to use up more yarn....
Work has been busy as ever, Winter is usually a quieter time for us but this year it just doesn't quit.
Mt Tongariro erupted last week. That meant writing an emergency plan in case it happens again. Apparently it's not a matter of if but when.
We seem to be having more than our fair share of natural disasters lately.
Sunday, 5 August 2012
But it's not so much fun snuggling with a rubber hot water bottle, it feels wrong.
I just got some new full sized hotties for the grand price of $4.50 so they needed some dressing up. There's a pattern in "The Art of Crochet" issue 14 so I decided to try it. Apparently UK hot water bottles are bigger than those in NZ or 8ply was too thick, because it was far too wide. So I turned it sideways and improvised.
<~~~~~~~~ Tah Daaaaah
Not the best pic I know, I'm currently temporarily at dial up speed because my broadband allowance "somehow" got exceeded. Even a cellphone pic takes ages to upload. I went grocery shopping while this one was uploading if that gives you any idea!
I am quite please with my result, so is the Wee Girl because she's not over keen on naked hotties. She's a snuggle on the sofa gal from way back.
I've also made a cloche style hat and some pacifier clips for my friends stall. I've had a busy week.