Friday, November 18, 2011

Counting Down to Thanksgiving...Day 3

Did you know you only have 6 more days to plan for the big feast? 

The trip to the supermarket was not as wonderful as I had hoped.  Unfortunately, the seas were bad and the ships loaded with food were delayed.  So instead of stocked shelves, they were empty.  Produce was very limited....not even one bunch of celery, even the frozen vegetables were hard to come by.  The only milk available was fat free.  I could go on and on, but I will save you my rant, and at least about 75% of my shopping list was found.

Regardless of the difficult shopping trip, my Thanksgiving spirit is still in tact.  When I was able to settle down and relax for the night, I whipped together a Turkey Pot Holder.

I used this pattern....Click Here!  by Yarn Pixie.

The pattern was written very well, but I wanted it a little bigger.  Here are my changes.....

*  I added a fourth row to the body...Ch 2, dc in same stitch, (1 dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch) repeat till end, join with sl st in top of ch 2.

*  I added a fourth feather...on row one I made 25 sc, this includes the sc to join the yarn to the body.  For row two, repeat (sk 2 sts, 7 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, ss in next st) four times, instead of three.  Row three, repeat (hdc, sk next st, 7 dc in next st, sk next st, hdc, sk next st) three times, instead of two.  As you can see, I also used three different yarns for the feathers.

*  I made the head a little bigger.  I started with 6 sc and repeated row 4.  The number of stitches are different than the patterns count, so I just repeated what the patterned called for.  Example:  Pattern says for Row 5 - sc 2 tog, 2 sc, sc 2 tog, ch 1, turn.....I repeated sc 2 tog, 2 sc till I was at the end.

*  I made the legs a little larger.  Ch 6, 6sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc back loop of next ch, repeat down the chain for a total of 4 sc, join to body, fasten off.

If you have any questions about my changes, feel free to email me at

Thank You Yarn Pixie for a wonderful pattern!!!