My Kitchen in Autumn

My Kitchen in Autumn

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Free Pattern! cushion covers for you're favorite headphones

I have another free pattern for you today. Do you have a favorite pair of headphones that the cushions for your ears are falling apart? Seems like a waste to throw them away. I had some cotton candy pink yarn, leftover from my cupcake hat, (archived on this blog) It's very soft and "cushiony" a bulky weight yarn.I came up with this very easy, quick way to keep using my headset comfortably. Hope you'll try it. :)

A small amount (just a few yards) of whatever bulky weight yarn that suits you
size H crochet hook or whatever feels right with the yarn you have chosen
chain 6, join with a slip-stitch to form a ring
chain 3, 14 double crochets in the ring, join with a slip-stitch into the 3rd chain of the chain 3
chain 3, 2 double crochets in each stitch all the way around, join with a slip stitch into the 3rd chain of the chain 3 of the previous row
leaving about 18 " cut the yarn and thread it into a yarn needle ( a large eye blunt tipped needle)
Now weave your yarn in and out, all around the stitches of the last row.
place your cover onto the headphone cushion and if you have to, stretch to fit and cinch it closed
now just tie a secure knot and weave in the yarn tail to hide it.
note: if your headphone cushions are larger than mine, just add an extra row before ending.

If you have a questions, leave a comment here and I will try to answer it for you. Good Luck :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Coral Bath Puff finished

I finally finished my hyperbolic bath puff. It was fun. This was an experiment to begin with, just to see how it would develop. Next time I will use some soft cotton yarn and make one I can really use. I decided not to add the second color, only because I couldn't find anything in my stash that would look right. Anyway, that's that. Have a great weekend!

Monday, July 11, 2011

"Bite Me" Fingerless gloves

Here are the pics of the Twilight gloves that I mentioned earlier. I finally uploaded my pics. I bought the pattern on from someone called "lovebug mama's designs" in case you are interested in making a pair. (a little shout- out to a fellow designer) They were pretty easy to make. The gloves are knitted first, then the design is duplicate stitched on later. I think they're pretty cute :)

Just had to throw in one of my sweetie-pie Moe modeling one of his many sweaters.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hyperbolic Crochet Update

I haven't finished the "coral" bath puff yet, but I thought I would add some pics of it in progress. Even thought it is a small project, there are a ton of stitches in it. It's kind of mesmerizing watching it grow.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

What's with the neon green text? and Hyperbolic Crochet Pattern

Sorry about the silly green text. For some reason, I wasn't able to change it. Oh well I guess You'll have to put on your shades before reading hee hee.

Lately, I have been interested in "hyperbolic crochet" I checked out a link featuring a display of a crocheted coral reef. I don't have the link but if you want to see it, just google Hyperbolic crochet or crochet coral reef and you will find it. It's amazing!! I can't believe how much these free-form crochet pieces really resemble a coral reef. Right now, I am crocheting my own model of a coral using the "hyperbolic crochet" method. Hyperbolic is a mathematical term, so I am told by my engineer son. It describes an un-even plane that when crocheted, grows larger using the same sequence over and over, and turns into a coral like object that, made in cotton yarn, makes a great bath puff.
What I am trying, is making a chain of 2, then six single crochets into the second chain from the hook. Now just continue around and around putting 2 single crochets in each stitch until your coral (bath puff) is as large as you want. To make it more interesting change colors on the last row and single crochet once into every stitch around. I'll post pics of mine very soon.:)

Pink Baby Blanket Update

Hi fellow knitters, just wanted to update you on the progress of the baby gift. I finished the edging, making up my own shell st. border. I framed it with 2 rows of single crochet then one row of rather large shell stitches. I think it came out pretty cute. :) Luckily, the baby shower isn't for 3 weeks because I've been pretty sick for a while. A bad sore throat ,coughing, miserable, so I have to make sure I'm not contagious before I meet the new baby. Hope you are all well and having a fun July 4th weekend Barbie