This year was a quite time for my husband and I, we were on our own for the holiday so we decided to go out for dinner instead of making all the fixings for just ourselves. Though I will be making a pumpkin pie later, fall just isn't right without some pie... :-)
Since I wasn't cooking and was thankful that some resturants were open (but then sad that the employees had to work), I decided to make a gift for our server. There was a post in my "Blazing Hooks" group on Facebook for a turkey coaster that was cute so I followed the bunny trail here. I made these up in no time.
I set the turkeys up on the table while we were eating, joking with our server that we wanted to have some turkey on the table. It was kind of cute how many of the other employees found reasons to wander past our table during the meal (we were not in the main part of the resturant). I gave the brown outlined one to our server at the end of the meal. She seemed to like it. :-)
I used a "G" hook and worsted weight yarn, they came out 9" w x 7 1/2" h. I also just used Tacky glue to put on the face, which wont hold up to washing... oops.
I only found one error in the instructions, Row 4 of the Tail should read:
Row 4 – New color: start at the ch1 space of previous row, ch3, 6dc in same space, *7dc in next ch1 space, repeat * until you reach to the end. fo.
Mine only have 6dc in each shell, I think the 7dc looks nicer. I didn't find this error until I was joining the face to the back... lol.
I also changed the joining to be slip stitch with the yarn to the back, instead of single crochet as instructed. The spaces are the gaps between the shells of each row.
sc between shells, ch 1, sl st in space 1,
ch 1, sl st in space 2,
ch 1, sl st in space 3,
ch 1, sl st in space 4,
ch 1, sl st 2 in skipped stitches,
sl st in space 4, ch 1,
sl st in space 3, ch 1,
sl st in space 2, ch 1,
sl st in space 1, ch 1,
sl st over edge, ch 1, sc 7 ; repeat for each feather, sl st join to beg sc, FO. Weave in tail.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
A Gathering of Angels
The fair went off without a hitch well, at least not any major ones... :-) As always it seems like the boxes explode when they are unpacked. I am amazed every year to see how much is displayed. I know where the boxes are stored and this much stuff shouldn't come out of so few boxes... lol.
This was the Raffle Afghan - "Scandinavian Snowflake Throw" from Red Heart. I used Super Saver for the White and some Donated yarn for the red. Unfortunately for me the red was not really a worsted weight yarn and I should have gone up a hook for the red part. Blocking helped, but it doesn't look as lacy as it could have.
Oh, and I had one upset husband when I told him all but one of the Pear Bread was going to the Fair. Then our daughter and grandson finished that loaf off with him only having one slice... lol. I will take pitty on him and make some more after Thanksgiving.
To see more pictures from the Craft Fair click here.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I ran across this pattern on this site
The pattern was very hard to read so I rewrote it. Ping me or leave a comment if you note any errors.
Main Color 2.1 oz or 60 gr of Sugar ’n Cream.
Small amount of red for the Comb on the Head.
Small amount of yellow or orange for the Beak.
Crochet hook “G”.
Felt, pony beads, or googly eyes
Body: (make 2)
Using Main Color make a Magic Loop. (or ch 5, sl st to form a ring)
Row 1: Ch 3, make 17 dc in ring, sl st join. (18 sts)
Use Back Loops only for Row 2 – 6.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st in row, sl st join. (36 sts)
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc 1, [2 dc, dc 1]; repeat [ ] around row, sl st join. (54 sts)
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc 1, [2 dc, dc 2]; repeat [ ] around row, sl st join. (72 sts)
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc 1, [2 dc, dc 3]; repeat [ ] around row, sl st join. (90 sts)
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc 1, [2 dc, dc 4]; repeat [ ] around row, fasten off. (108 sts)
Make another one just like this one, don’t fasten off.
Place both pieces together with wrong sides together. Sl st or sc (using the Back loops of Face piece and of Back piece). Continue on with Tail.
Row 1: * Ch 6, sk 1, sl st in next st, repeat from * 4 times more, ch 3, sk 1, dc. (6 ch spaces)
Row 2: Turn work around and sl st into ch space, * ch 6, sl st in next ch-6 space, repeat from * 3 times more, ch 3, dc in ch-6 space. (5 ch spaces)
Row 3: Turn, sl st into ch space, * ch 6, sl st in next ch-6 space, repeat from * 3 times more. (4 ch spaces)
Fasten off, weave in tails.
With Main Color make a Magic Loop. (or ch 5, sl st to form ring)
Row 1: Ch 4, make 17 tr in ring, sl st join. (18 sts) Fasten off.
Repeat head pattern for the other side of head but don’t fasten off.
- This is Point A: *ch 6, sl st in next st, repeat from * 7 times more. (8 – ch 6 loops)
- Pick up first piece, place wrong sides together. Turn work so first piece is facing, sl st to the first piece, (working on the first piece only) * ch 6, sl st in next st* repeat between * 7 times more. (8 – ch 6 loops)
- Sl st join to Point A, (there should be 18 unused stitches, 9 stitches on each piece of the Head) fasten off leaving a 12” tail to sew head to body.
Comb: (top feather thingy)
Sl st join red yarn in 3rd st from last fasten off, work on both pieces, *ch5, sc in Camel hump of 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, make 1 hdc in next ch, sk 1, sl st in next st, repeat from * 2 times more.
Sl st join yellow yarn in 1st st from Head fasten off, work on both pieces, ch 3, sc in Camel hump of 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next st, fasten off. Weave in Comb and Beak tails.
Fold body in half and sew head to opposite side of tail. Insert head down like a glove and sew at base of loops.
Glue circles of red felt in center of each head side for eyes. Or, embroider or sew on beads or googly eyes.
Original pattern can be found here: