Monday, March 12, 2012

Bench Cover





Remember this stitch?

It's called "Wool-Eater" - find Sarah London's patterns (here).

I have an old cast iron bench handed down from my parents that my Dad covered with a white vinyl fabric. I like his cover but my butt sticks to it. Several years ago I sewed a cover out of a white towel to place over the vinyl. That cover is wearing out and I've been dreaming about a crocheted cover for it. When I found this stitch in an oblong pattern I knew this was the one to cover my bench perfectly.




Our Master Bath is decorated in blue and white and I just happened to have a huge skein of Lily's Sugar n' Cream cotton yarn in those colors. 

 The width is fine...now I have to make the length longer and then add a skirt.




We arrived home from our Disney World trip yesterday evening...24 days away from home with 18 nights spent at WDW. What a wonderful vacation. 

 Yeah...even retirees need a "vacation". 

 LOL



The good news is I didn't gain any weight while on our trip...the bad news is I didn't lose any either. Being sick for half of the time meant I wasn't as active as I would have been...so we didn't walk as much as I would have liked.

I decided to start exercising more frequently so today I walked a brisk 1.1 miles around our neighborhood...we even have some slight hills. Hope I can keep it up. Today is beautiful...sunny and cool just perfect conditions for walking.

Thanks for visiting me!




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6 comments:

  1. Your bench cover will be perfect. Glad to see you are back home safely after an adventurous time at Disney. Good job on the walking. Keep it up. I add an extra block each time I go. I'm up to 2.7 miles now after only being at it one month. The weather doesn't hurt here either. I feel kind of strange heading to Florida for a month, when it's so nice here. Winter just didn't make it to Chicago this year at all. I'm sure I will be happy once I'm down there and walking the beaches. It's nice taking this brief blogging break to, after 3 years I needed it for us a while. I'll be back I'm sure.

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  2. That stitch fascinates me. I need to find a tutorial and give it a whirl! Your vacation sounds fabulous! I wish I'd done more of that with my daughter when she was younger. Now, everyone has schedules and it's hard to find the time to be together! Annette

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  3. That stictch looks like honeycomb and I can't wait to see the finished result.

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  4. Welcome home! Glad y'all had a good time and were able to get away from retired life for awhile. Ha-ha-ha. And way to go on the walking and not gaining weight while you were gone. That's hard to do sometimes!

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  5. This is an easy stitch once you get started. Love the colors! Did you know Annie's Attic has a booklet featuring this stitch? They call it something else, I can't remember what.
    I would love to visit Disney World!

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  6. Looking good. Thinking of making a cover for my chair. Will try this pattern soon.

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