It’s been another crochet week, including a ‘just for fun’ project I’d been meaning to try. I haven’t been terribly productive as I’ve been at work a lot, but even so, some progress has been made.
I’ll start with the ‘business’ project. It’s another pair of slippers, this time for a man. I agreed to make them before checking the patterns sizes, and soon realised that the pattern didn’t go up to the size I needed! I looked at the amount of stitches increased per size to work out how many stitches I would need for the new size, but then came across a problem. The increases in the original pattern made the ankle part larger but not the toes, If I made the required number of stitches I’d have ended up with bizarrely large ankle holes and out of proportion toes. I decided to try and increase the stitches in the toe area too, so I went through the pattern, did some careful working out with multiples of 6 (and 4) and made sure my gauge was correct. Fortunately the first one was a success, so I now just need to make the second. I feel quite proud of my pattern adaptation, it was well worth the maths.
The other project was only a WIP for a short time, but I’ll let it have a place on here anyway. My son has started having longer stories at bedtime, and he was in dire need of a bookmark. (He was using a sock as bookmark; I didn’t dare to enquire about whether he had worn it or not.) I had seen this rat bookmark online several times and decided to take the plunge. It was fairly simple to make, though the legs were a little fiddly. It has caused great amusement here (mainly for Mr C, who has put it in various doors etc to peek out!) The pattern can be found free here.
That’s my WIPs summed up for this week, I have a few cards to make in the next week or so too. What have you been making? Do you ever make a little project just for fun?