Monday, January 16, 2012

I forgot to show and tell


I forgot to show you the pretty round crochet pillow that my wonderful friend made for me for Christmas. It goes perfectly in my bedroom. How does she do that? I have (quite reasonably) requested that she make me another one to go in my living room, but she acts like moving to Brazil is taking up all her time. What about my pillow needs? 

This pillow came wrapped up with all kinds of thoughtful presents for me and my whole family, and as if that were not enough, there were also generous bags of homemade Christmas Crack Corn (think Moose Munch only ten times better), Piggy Corn (caramel popcorn with bacon in it. Yes, BACON.), and some really delicious chocolate popcorn for the girls.

Man, I need to take another swing at crochet. I got a started a while back (ok, two years ago) but got confused about how to turn corners and then lost interest. Typical. Then I see all the cool possibilities like this pillow and I get all excited about it again. I really ought to do a retrospective post on all the beautiful things Robyn has crocheted for me. Might be more of the motivation I need to pick up the hook and yarn and try again.

(Late note: Hey, crochet lovers. Robyn used this pattern.)

16 comments:

  1. It's beautiful and it's the perfect companion to your quilt!

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  2. That is a beautiful pillow! And Piggy Corn sounds amazing!

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  3. This is very cute, and if you need any other reason to start crocheting now... Click here! http://crafty-adventures.blogspot.com/2011/12/blooming-flower-pillow-finished.html

    Let me know if you need any help! I'd love to see what you make.

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  4. What a lovely gift. I think I'm definitely a sewer at heart but I've enjoyed experimenting with knitting and crochet recently. I find it very soothing, but the results have been fairly rubbish so far ;-)

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  5. I really like your blog, it's very inspiring! For the crocheting I was going to recommend Zpagetti to you but after a quick google I found it to be Dutch. It does have an English website at www.hoooked.nl It's really easy and pretty :)

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  6. I'm a knitter, but I just learned to crochet--I wonder how easy this is? I love it! :)

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  7. love..! beatiful pair.

    http://theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh it's beautiful does your friend need another friend? It looks gorgeous.
    Kandi x

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  9. Gorgeous pillow... and look... no corners! I might even give that a try myself.

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  10. Thanks you guys, yeah, she always makes such great things. And thank you for the various crochet related links! I appreciate it!
    Jenny, you make a great point, since corners do not seem to like me.

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  11. That's really cute! When I got married my sister in law made me a giant heart kind of like that, it was really nice.

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  12. So glad it makes you happy. And it was my pleasure to make, in spite of the fact that it was nearly an impossible task. My children had to ask the neighbors for food. My hands are still recovering and I'm pretty sure I now need glasses.

    Sniff.

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  13. Robyn, you don't fool me a bit. You probably whipped that out in a couple of hours. ;-) thanks again, so much! I love it!

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  14. just found this post which i had missed at the time.
    WOW that pillow is SO cool!!! you are so lucky to have that magical friend. i wonder if she could recommend a pattern somewhere online for this? i do adore Round things...

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    1. Maggie, I will ask my magical friend if she followed a pattern.

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    2. Maggie, she says she thinks it was this one: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-circle

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