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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Weekly weigh in # 10 and the big cushion FAIL!

Off to the vets with the dog for her heart scan this morning but before I go, it's update time.

I avoided weighing myself yesterday as I've been pretty bad this week and just thought there was no point.  However, my friend kinda talked me into it and so this morning I confronted the scales with due trepidation.

I LOST 1 1/4lb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have to say I don't know how and it's totally undeserved food wise, but I have been busy in the house, doing chores and moving things around and so maybe the exercise helped?
Either way, I'm so pleased with this loss and feeling more like continuing on with the whole trying to lose weight thing.


I do have a failure to report as well though.  The last cushion I was making before our friends come on Saturday has been a complete failure!  *cries*
It's totally my own fault. I found a tutorial for a flower motif I liked and decided to do 5 of them and then the other fours squares a plain colour, to match in with the plain squares cushion I did previously.

Anyhow, the tutorial tells you to use crochet hook size 5.5  I was all pleased with myself as I remembered to do the plain ones on the same hook, so as to make sure all same tension and matching.  What I didn't take into consideration was the size of the cushion! 
I should have used a #4 hook like on my previous cushions, to be sure it fitted, but I just followed the tutorial instructions without giving it a thought.
It was only when I tried the top row against the cushion (when I was crocheting the squares together) that I realised my mistake!

Look at the size difference!

So now what to do.  I need one more cushion for the other chair. I have limited time now as I have alot to do the rest of the week. I don't think I can easily alter the squares I've done now. Even if I took a round off each, which would probably be a bit fiddly? I'm not sure. I don't think I have time to recrochet the whole thing.

Any suggestions?


  1. Congrats on your weigh in Kim.
    The only think I can think of with your crochet is to carry on and sew the the excess all round to make a frill, when you fit the cushion in the cover, although I realise it wouldn't match the others.

  2. Lesley, you are an absolute star!!! I could hug you for this! Thank you SO much for taking the time to comment and help me. I did as you suggested and finished it, then pinned it on the cushion and although it's only pinned at the moment, I think it looks ok.

    I'll put a picture up to show you soon.

    Thank you!




  3. Wow sis, all your projects are so beautiful! Congratulations on all your crochets, they are all awesome, considering that nobody taught you how. You really are talented! And I thought also of Lesley's suggestion before reading the comments. She really is a star (hi Lesley!). By the way, you asked about how long does it take for me to finish the doilies. Usually, it's a one-week project. Am writing you now an email and hopefully can send it to you later.

    Really missing you sis!

    Hugs & love!


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