Thursday, March 01, 2012

Pillow Crochet a long and Mystery Cal,

I am participating in the Pillow Crochet a long from the All Free Crochet Blog.  IF you want to join them, follow the link above.  I am doing Pillow #2.  I went to Wal-Mart and found the pillow form, surprisingly too, as they have never carried this size.  I could only find a 14X14 pillow form.  Anyway it also called for Red Hearts Light N Lofty yarn......Wal-mart did not have it!!  So I called Joanns, Michaels and Hobby Lobby, none of them had the yarn either!!!  Anyway I decided to choose the Lion Brand, "Homespun" yarn.  my furniture is sage, my carpet is green, and I wanted to add some color in there, so I chose a light purple.  Instructions #2 have been posted.  I started on it while in the car waiting to pick up AJ from school.  I can tell you this yarn is a pain to initially start out with.  You chain 37, then DC back down the chain.......UGH!! on trying to find sts.  I did manage though, and ended up perfectly with a 34 count.  Don't ask me how many times I "frogged" a few sts to make sure I ended up with 34, and not some extra sts to have to hide when putting it together. :D Anyway I do love the yarn, and hope the pillow comes out right for me.

I am also doing the Bernat Mystery CAL/KAL ,they have on their forum.  Since I had spent some money on the project above, I was not going to spend over 5 dollars for a small skein of the Bernat yarn.  My walmart didn't carry it, and I was not going to drive the 20 minutes to a craft store.  So I am using good ol Red Heart yarns, in the following colors: WaterColor, Lavender, Cream, Soft Sage, and Dark Sage.  Dark sage was not my first choice, but it was the only color I had on hand that would "work" with the other colors.  IF you want this to remain a mystery, don't look at the pictures!!!