Saturday, May 27, 2006

Tiffany's Pillow

I just finished this pillow for my neighbor's youngest daughter, Tiffany, for her birthday on Monday. I don't have a lot of money (talk about an understatement!), but I wanted to do something for her, since she's always helping me and the kids out. When it's nice out, she recruits a bunch of her friends and takes all 3 of my younger children out to the park and to the beach. I found this pattern here. I did change up the pattern just a little bit - instead of doing both sides of the top of the T from the outside edges, I did the FIRST side from the outside edge, and did the SECOND one from the 15th stitch in and crocheted outwards. It made the stitches look more uniform. I also noticed that there's an error in the pattern. On Row 14, where it says "you should have 3 skipped stitches on either side of this row," there's actually 3 stitches on one side and 4 on the other. In order to not confuse myself with the rest of the pattern, on the side that had 4 stitches, I did a decrease stitch (single crocheted 2 stitches together) to make 3 stitches. I'm sure I could have just adjusted the rest of the pattern to the extra stitch, but I was too tired when I started that part of the pillow and frankly, just couldn't be bothered.

I'm also going to make her an amigurumi dudette, so keep an eye on this... I'm hoping to have it done by tomorrow night at the latest (since her birthday's the very next day!).

1 comment:

ladylinoleum said...

I *love* this pillow! You need to do the whole alphabet!!!