Today I’m pondering how I want to cover this lampshade. I love the lamp, but it’s a really weird shape. That is actually one of the reasons I love it.
This is from the side. It looks like this picture is stretched to make it appear taller than it is, but it’s not. It’s really skinny when you turn it to the side, and really fat when you turn it straight-on.
In that first picture you can see how it is slightly bell-shaped and wider at the bottom. I’d have to make some increases in whatever stitch I choose to cover it in, which is why I don’t think I’ll do squares of any kind. I do want some kind of open weave so more light will come through. Maybe just a straight granny stitch? I don’t know. Like I said, I’m pondering it.
This is a rose I crocheted when I was making that teapot cozy. It’s SUPER-SIZED. It measures 4 inches wide by 3 inches high. I didn’t realize how big it was when I started it, but it took me an hour to finish it. The “Ch 65 to begin” should have been a clue that it was going to be too big for the top of the pot. It actually fit the top of the pot perfectly, but that’s all that would have fit and it looked silly. It’s a very pretty rose though. I’ll have to find another use for it. Pattern for it is free HERE.
I need to go to the grocery store today. Do you think everybody else in America is going too? I’m sure it will seem like it when I get there. I found some really great-looking recipes for main meals while surfing the Internet over the holidays that I need ingredients for. I’ll be sharing them if they turn out well.
Just for the record, I am NOT making any New Year’s resolutions this year, especially not to lose weight! I’m so over it. Fat and Happy is my motto. Enjoy life and just stop worrying about being a little (or a lot) on the heavy side already! I do need to eat a little healthier, take a walk a few times a week, and cut down on the sugar, however. THAT I can handle giving another try and I will. Soon. Maybe. I’ll ponder that one too.