This is huge (about 3 feet across and 12-13″ deep) but thanks to the super bulky nature of the crocheting it only took five days. (Edited to add link to my Ravelry project page so you can see the changes I made from the original.)
I fitted so much stuff in there, you wouldn’t believe! And it makes a great footstool/extra seat/storage for off-season blankets, extra pillows, whatever. You could stash extra bedding in it for your guest room. Yarn stash! Christmas cushions! You name it.
Because I started out using up older random yarn (including frogged yarn from a cardigan) and ended up using some nicer stuff (Willow Wash in my two favourite colours and some Red Heart With Love variegated) I actually prefer the colours in the bottom part which will be hidden while in use.
And now it’s late and I really do need my beauty sleep!
Huge, heavy, but oh-so-colourful
Close up – especially love the variegated with the three solids
I knew it was big. But this took
5 crochet/knitted blankets
I commercial throw blanket
2 thin quilts
It occurs to me it would be good for storing spare pillows too. I might have to stuff some in as well as the blankets to get it nice and firm.
I will do some decrease rounds next. The pattern just says to do one decrease round and then make a drawstring. But I’d rather reduce my stitch count first.
It’s a beautiful sunny Sunday and I must get out and walk today. I was hoping for at least some sunbathing yesterday but instead Tai Chi Man and I cleaned out the cold room, tidying, vacuuming, relabelling the storage containers, and then I had to make dinner for all five of us (ds1 came over).
Today is May 1st, a new month and a new motivation for raw foods. Tai Chi Man and I plan to eat raw for the month of May. I am hoping to see increased energy, joints feeling young again, clothes fitting a little looser. I have my holiday in June visiting family as extra incentive.
I obviously got a bit carried away when increasing for this pouf. The pattern said to increase until there were eight hdc between increases. No, I thought I knew better, so I went to ten. Diameter was about 26″ so it looked good.
Then I started to work without increasing for the sides and it grew to about 35″ across, not counting the edges that flopped inwards when I took this photo.
Last night I added more rounds, and my random worsted weight yarn is disappearing fast, and I estimate the sides to be about 8″ deep now. A long way to go yet.
I love this project though. I can watch Netflix and hook away, no pattern to memorize, no counting, not even a slipstitch to interrupt the flow.
I went to the chiropractor this week. I had a stiff neck for a few days – it felt like a muscle was in spasm in the right side – and it was bearable until I went to work on Tuesday and did a bunch of lifting. We are always moving fabric bolts around, fitting new stuff in, moving older stuff to the discount aisle, lifting and carrying in the usual routine of cutting for people. By lunchtime, my neck was so bad, I could barely sip out of my water bottle or angle my head to take a bite of food. My range of motion was limited to almost nothing. I mentioned it to my boss and she had me do something less strenuous for the afternoon, and thankfully the pain lessened.
A visit to the chiro and a friend who does her own brand of healing helped, but then I went to work Thursday daytime and Friday evening and my neck was aggravated again. I have a follow up chiro on Monday, but in the meantime I’m thinking a swim and hot tub might help.
I am grateful for a work-free weekend to do family stuff. In fact I must call my mum! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone.