Friday, February 29, 2008

Ye shall find rest...Jeremiah 6:16

Wow! Three weeks since I've posted! I do have a lot to post about, just not enough time to post. If it wasn't for Shereen's Sew Crafty Friday, I probably wouldn't be posting now.

Here is a crocheted case I put together yesterday:

The younger kids don't have room in their violin cases for their shoulder rests, which means that they are often "lost" in the vehicle after music lessons. Friday morning practice sessions usually start off with renditions of "Oh, where is my shoulder rest?" In discussing this ongoing problem yesterday before lessons, it was decided that a little case to keep the shoulder rest in would be helpful.

I put this together out of some variegated blue yarn that we had.

Bottom: Chain 6, join, then sc 2 stitches in each stitch. I happened to use a sz. G hook for this project. Continue in this manner until the bottom is as big around as you need it. When the correct diameter is reached, simply sc in each stitch to build up the sides. After about five rows up I decided it was going too slow, so I switched to dc. When it was the height I wished it to be, I did a row of tc*, switching back to dc and sc at the end so the top would be smooth. I then made a chain long enough to use as a drawstring and wove it through the tc stitches.

That was it! If it works well enough, I might make another for the other child.

While I was making it I realized that the pattern looked familiar...almost like some blue camo pajamas the boys have.
Now they think I need to get some more yarn and make them some slippers to match their pajamas!

I'll update some more later. Maybe today (don't hold your breath), but probably next month!

*I actually don't know if I did a true triple crochet stitch or something else. It has been too long since I've crocheted anything.


Mom2fur said...

What a great idea! I love the colors, too. I bet the shoulder rest will never get lost in such a bright bag!

Terri said...

That is a very creative idea. I really like the color and it almost makes it looked checked.

Good job!