Today’s great tips and pattern comes to us from Berta Gilholm.
Have you ever had so many creative projects going on at once, that it drives you crazy! Well I do and here are some words of encouragement: Work on one project at a time, finish what you start and write everything else down on a notepad for later.
I get a picture in my head of projects I would like to make, write/draw them on a notepad, and then look at my yarn stash and decide on a color and what I want to try to make using the ideas. I have 8 projects hanging around at last count, which is very confusing, so, I got a brain-storm and took the notes and the yarn, put them in plastic bags and labeled them with a permanent marker with the date and approximately how long it will take to finish (example: hours, days, months, etc.). I hung each of them on a hanger in a spare closet; that way I can finish the quickies first and eventually, get them all finished. I hope!!
That’s how I came up with my T-paper Covers. I was thinking about my 2 daughters and what they like. One likes cats and the other likes owls. I know myself, that it always puts a smile on my face when I see my favorite pet sitting around keeping me company. Then I thought, where would I spend private time with this project and Walla! “The Owl and the Pussycat T-paper Covers” were born. I chose Red Heart Super Saver for the project, my go to yarn for household articles; this yarn is sturdy, workable, and comes in bunches of colors. I used the recommended hook size for accuracy. The bottom of the T-paper pattern reminded me of the bottom of a hat, so, I measured the circumference of a roll of T-paper. The animal head I wanted on top reminded me of a baby hat or amigurumi and I knew it had to be a little smaller than the bottom cover. I started jotting down basic crochet notes, sort of making the project on paper. Then I got the yarn, the hook and my notes and started crocheting the project. As I crochet, I would change notes and frog as I went along. Then I would type it on the computer, print it out and change some more, until it was like my original idea.
Would you make this project? Let me know? If you would like to make your own, you can create any animal T-cover by just changing the Ears, Eyes, Nose, Mouth, Feet, Paws/Wings and Tail.
You can get the pattern on my blog.