*YAY* I just love sitting down to write a post…. always really, but especially at the moment, because I am studying hard for my exam next week, so my time is very, hmmm…. structured right now, so blogging is a treat and hooking time has been reduced greatly! Apart from when my brain just can’t take any more learning, I’m thoroughly enjoying the discipline (!) and despite the hours and hours of daily study, I’m making my way through my latest cushion! It’s HUGE…. but I’ll tell you all about that in my next post!
A few weeks ago I had an unfortunate disaster involving a showdown between my laptop and a coffee plunger full of coffee…..
It was not a happy moment, I’m very attached to my laptop, not just because of the access it gives me to the blog world (tee hee) but also because of the many unfinished essays the live on it…. I’m not one of those legendary people who back things up on USB, no, no, I’m much more spontaneous than that! So anyway… I went to grab my camera to upload photos of hooky goodness onto beloved laptop and the cord hooked the coffee plunger and pulled it over spilling HOT HOT coffee all over the table onto my leg, who cares about the leg? It’s my laptop that has plunger grinds all over it!
After the mess was cleaned up, I rebooted beloved laptop and discovered that it was in fine shape apart from a big streak across the screen and a few grinds in between the keys (thank you Universe!) and within a few days the streak had dried and my computer is good as gold.
I wish the same could be said for the carpet…….And we (I) now have a new rule… no plunger coffee next to the laptop. As well as a big huge brown stain on our new cream carpet, the coffee also managed to ruin the plunger cozy I made for it aaaaaaaaaaages ago, so it was a brilliant excuse to make a new one! In good old granny stripes!
Oh, and meet Rick, Dick and Prick… or possibly Dick, Prick and Rick…. we’re not entirely sure who is who, but they live next to our front door. Prick (we assume)… the one on the far right has lovely flowers in summer, I’ll show you in a few months! I love a good cactus collection, as long as it is just a looking collection, they’re never fun to move anywhere… not even across the room.
I wanted to make this plunger cozy quite carnivally (sp?)…. kind of circusy (sp?) with a fun edging….
Pointy bits are fun!!! Want to know how I did it? I’ve done a tutorial for you all…..
Once you’ve finished the piece you want to edge with this fun pointy happiness, I suggest edging it in the colour you want to make the points in sc… to begin the sequence:
slst into first stitch, into the next stitch, *sc, dc, make picot (ch3 slst into 3rd ch from hook), dc, sc. Slst into next 2 stitches*… repeat ** until the end.
In that slightly blurry picture (sorry about that!) I’ve made sc and dc and am about to do my picot…
There’s the picot, dc and sc all made into the same stitch, ready to slst into the next two stitches.
Now! because I know there are beginner hookers out there, I’ll write it out stitch by stitch because I remember learning patterns and they can be overwhelming written out like that, so here it is in a more comprehensive way! (Let me know if you like it like this!)
Slip stitch into first stitch.
*Into the next stitch make one single crochet
one double crochet
slip stitch into the third chain from the hook (you have just make a picot stitch)
one double crochet
one single crochet
Slip stitch into the next two stitches*
Between the * and the * is the sequence, so repeat the ** instructions until you have finished the round!
I’m quite partial to this edging… although word of warning, it’s not the best edge for a plunger cozy as it can interrupt the flow of the coffee as you pour it which creates spillage, ha ha *sigh*
OK lovelies…. I’d better get back to the books…. I have been taking sneaky breaks from study and visiting my favourite blogs for a crochet and colour injection and it has been very therapeutic!
See you very soon, hopefully with some great pics of my latest cushion! I need you to name it for me, for this rather funny cushion exhibition I’m planning! Something great instead of “green and blue cushion”…. I know you’ll come up with something!
Love and happiness to all of you! Thank you for popping by!
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