Cat’s In The Cradle

The Name

Cat’s In The Cradle by Harry Chapin

As I am not a fan of cats, but this is a pet pad, I am forced to start using cat name. Then again, I don’t know who’s tush, this pad will cush.

The Pet Pad

Dimensions: 18.5 x 16.75 inches

This is based on a foundation chain of 5. I need to change my corner as I am noticing puckering. I think I will definitely change from single crochet to double crochet to speed up the process of making these.

The Yarn

Still working on scraps obtained from CSNanaCat.

Cat's In The Cradle - Side 2
Cat’s In The Cradle – Side 2
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Punishment For Love

The Name

Punishment For Love by Bronski Beat

Purple Haze was a lazy man’s choice for the first name, as there is a lot of purple in here – I am sure a whole skein/ball at least; and, I don’t remember when I made the scarf. After having to rename due to duplicate naming, I think I happened across the correct name for how I am currently feeling.

The Scarf

Dimensions: 3-3.5 (width) x 82 (length) inches

Crocheted with a K hook in back loop single crochet, double-stranding at times to maintain yarn weight.

The Yarn

Balls and scraps of yarn without labels.

Smile On

The Name

Smile On by Deee-Lite

Nothing makes me smile more than Mojo, my pet dog.

The Pet Pad

In keeping with my promise to Omar, PAWS/LA for their financial assistance with Mojo’s dental work, I decided to convert der Kommissar and Someday afghan squares into another pet pad.

Getting my stuff ready for guild this month – to donate to charity – I found all my pet pads and decided to take them to PAWS/LA myself when I get a dozen or more.

The Yarn

Mixed fibers were used, yarn scraps.

Smile On

Dog Days Are Over

The Name

Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine

This is my last dog song, so I may stop making pet pads until 2019.

The Pet Pads

The sizes vary, but all approximate at about twelve inches, squared. They are constructed in single crochet and comprised of yarn scraps of different weights.

The Yarns

Scrap yarns randomly, – more or less, trying to match weights – pulled from one of my scrap yarn containers. I started this with the left over yarns from my previous pet pad work with the afghan squares I was charged with at the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers guild.

Dog Days Are Over
Reverse Side

Rehumanize Yourself: Off da Hook

The Name

Rehumanize Yourself by The Police

Originally, these squares were going to be seamed into an afghan for charity, hence the name: a wish for the recipient.

The Pet Pads

You might be able to tell from the squares with excessive white borders that I was going to seam them together with white yarn. Because they were all different yarn weights, gauges, and sizes, I got too frustrated and chose to make pet pads instead. Still I had to do some frogging, adding, adjusting.

I got to say this is not the first time I have seamed together someone else’s work. It is not fun! I will never do this again.

The Yarn

I received the squares from the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers September meeting and agreed that I would seam them together into an afghan. Because they were already made, I have no idea what yarns were used; however, I can tell you that I noticed guard hairs and some of the yarns were extremely soft, indicating natural fibers. The majority , I am sure, were man-made fibers.

Rehumanize Yourself
Rehumanize Yourself: The Other Side

Dog Eat Dog: More Cush For The Tush

I did it!

I crocheted a second – confirming my pattern – and seamed it with a crab stitch to the first one to create a cushier pet pad for Fido’s tush

Yarn

Unknown Multicolor

Color: Grapevine*
Content: Unknown
Weight: Unknown

Unknown Pink

Color: Patience*
Content: Unknown
Weight: Unknown

Unknown Cream

Color: Antique*
Content: Unknown
Weight: Unknown

I used up my leftovers from side one below, first. I had to add the yarns above, beginning with a double strand of the Unknown Multicolor and Unknown Pink until Unknown Pink ran out; then I just continued with the Unknown Multicolor alone.

Dog Eat Dog
Dog Eat Dog – Side 1