I swim 3 times a week, M-W-F for 1 hour. I swim here at LA Fitness in their salt water pool. My favorite lane is this one, by the wall of windows - and I love it when the sun shines in. One of the neat things about the time I swim is I have a whole hour to think about things, figure out problems and come up with new ideas. :-)
I finished my little pumpkin that I was crocheting today while I was volunteering at Multnomah Falls. I took my little pumpkin out and "posed" it on the granite stone wall leading up to the falls. Isn't it cute? I want to make at least 2 more in different sizes and shapes for my fall decor. This one is quite small, the size of one of those mini pumpkins you can buy in the produce section this time of year. I used cotton yarn from Knit Picks.. their "Dishie" yarn.
Tiny Pumpkin Crochet Pattern
Materials - I used Knit Picks Dishie cotton yarn & stuffing
I used a D hook, American crochet terms are used in this project
(NOTE: You can either work in continuous rounds, or at end of each row, slip stitch into 1st sc, ch 2 to count as first sc)
Rnd 1 - in Orange, make "magic ring" and sc 6
Rnd 2 - 2sc in each st - 12 sts
Rnd 3 - (sc1, 3sc in next st) x6 - 24sts
Rnd 4 - sc2tog, (2sc in next st) twice x6 - 30 sts
Rnd 5 - sc around
Rnd 6 - (sc2tog, 2sc in next st, sc1, 2sc in next st) x6 - 36sts
Rnd 7 - sc around
Rnd 8 - (sc2tog, 2sc in next st, sc2, 2sc in next st) x6 - 42 sts
Rnds 9-12 - sc around (I goofed and only did one sc round!)
Rnd 13 - (sc2tog, sc 5) x6 - 36sts
Rnd 14 - (sc2tog, sc 4) x6 - 30sts
Rnd 15 - (sc2tog, sc3) x6 - 24sts
Rnd 16 - (sc2tog, sc2) x6 - 18sts
Rnd 17 - change to green - (sc2tog, sc1) x6 - 12 sts, stuff head
Rnd 18 - (sc2tog) x6 - 6sts
Rnd 19-21 - sc around
Rnd 22 - sc2tog, sc4 - 5 sts
Rnd 23 - sc2tog, sc3, 4st
Bind off and sew closed (I fudged a bit on the stem)
=======================================I took these photos of our black bamboo stand.. I love this bamboo!
And so.. time for rest and relaxation. The new Fall season of television programs have started this week - time for some "Big Bang Theory" is a favorite of ours. And leftover Chinese food!
My daughter is busily trying to get her new home in order in Ohio - unpacking boxes and organizing things. Jenna, the almost 7 year old, started 1st grade there on Monday and Paige, the 3 year old, is going to pre-school 3 times a week for half days. They've been staying with her husband's parents for a week now, and plan to move to their rented townhouse tomorrow. Her husband is finalizing things here in Oregon with his work for 2 weeks and then will drive to Ohio next week, stopping to visit some old friends along the way. My daughter has been very busy taking care of everything and will be glad when he arrives.
Our youngest son and his wife have had us for dinner twice this week, they are so good to us! It's so nice that we have 2 & 3 year old little grandsons to play with. Our older son and his 2 boys visited with us yesterday and we all went out to Chinese dinner. :-)
I hope you're having a wonderful week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)