Hi and welcome back! Let me start by thanking all of you for leaving such wonderful comments on my mom’s embroidery alphabet! It was heartwarming to read really. My mom read them too and she feels very honored to receive that many lovely comments. So from her and me: thank you! :)
And now the next order of business. I can’t believe it, but I actually finished the IKEA footstool cover last weekend! So I guess a proper ‘ta-dah!’ is in order here! :)
Yarn used: Stylecraft Special DK (green), Red Heart (dark and light pink), cheap acrylic yarn from LYS (white)
Pattern used: I used a square pattern from this book (out in May in English, been out a while in Dutch and is original in German).
Method of joining: I used single crochet to stitch the squares together on the back. I really like the slightly raised edge that gives, I wish I joined them right side up.
Border: Improvised! I made 3 rounds of granny clusters in white and then just freestyled the rest in contrasting colors, using either grannies or dc’s all the way around.
Time spent: I started this late October, and made 10 squares in 1 day. Then the project hibernated for a while, and I picked it up again last week. So all in all I think it took me between 4 and 7 days, including the joining and border making.
Happiness: I really love it. Every time I look at it I go: ‘Did I really make this, like, for real?’ ;) I thought it was going to take me forever but the squares went a lot faster than I thought, and after they were all joined, the border only took me another day to finish.
Alright, picture time! :)
I love how the birds on my hooky tray match the colors on the footstool :) Totally unintended, happy accident.
Always on my tray are my thrifted deer cup with my most used hooks; a little cup with scissors and such; two bowls that I really just got because they color coordinate so well, and I keep my scraps in when working on a project; my gifted wooden box which holds my needles and stitch markers; and some other random stuff, like a little notebook and a crochet covered stone that I won in a giveaway, which I love to have around because it inspires me always :)
I’ll be back next week with (hopefully) the updated teacup-ring pattern! I’ve received a lot of questions regarding it because I pulled the pattern from my site to be updated. I am working on it, as well as kick-ass photography, and I’m planning to show you the results next week! :)