Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Holidays are coming! Thanksgiving turkey

I hope everyone had a wonderful 'rest' over the weekend Labor Day Holiday. We had a nice, quiet time. Didn't do a lot but it was good to spend time with the kids and to go to Church on Sunday. Lots of changes made in our ward.

I have finished 2 pairs of slippers for Georgia's buckets and am working on a 3rd pair, and I nearly have one chemo slumber cap done.

Since money has been a tad tight, and our savings are nearly gone, I had this idea the other day to help our family make ends meet. I made something people might be interested in purchasing for themselves or for friends for the holidays, birthdays etc. I started knitting on those yesterday. Hopefully I will figure out a way to do this via paypal, and get the info posted on my site really soon in time for your holiday purchases. In fact, I might make a couple of things to sell that would make great little gifts...

Meanwhile... Canadian Thanksgiving (Oct 8th) will be here before we know it, so you may want to make a couple of these, or for the USA Thanksgiving - we celebrate both in our home since I am Canadian and Mike and the kids are American:

Thanksgiving Turkey Fridgie
pattern copyright 1989, 2007 Beverly A. Qualheim

Size F crochet hook
Scraps of colored 4 ply yarn (see photo)
Wiggly eyes and magnet
Tiny piece of orange felt for beak

hey turkey!!Body:
Ch 3, join to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 12 dc inside the ring (13 dc total)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in joining sts, 2 d in each dc all around; join (26 dc total)
Tail Row:
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in joining st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 7 times; do NOT join, ch 1, turn; (24 dc)
Row 2: Sc in first dc, (ch 7, skip next dc, sc in next dc) 11 times, sc in last dc; ch 10 turn: (11 loops)
Row 3: Work behind the row 2 tail loops, in each skipped dc, sc in next dc, (ch 10, sc in next dc) 10 times; finish off. (11 loops)
Skip 4 dc from tail, join yarn by working sl st in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next 2 dc, ch 3, sc in next dc then finish off.
Ch 3, join to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 12 dc in ring; join loosely, 13 dc.
finish off.
Join red under chin (sl st in top of dc, 1 triple crochet in next dc) sl st in next dc in sl st to finish off. (You can make 2 if you wish)
Cut a small triangle of orange felt and glue in place.

Stitch head to body just below the tail, either st around the head, or use a single st in the center of the head. Glue on wiggly eyes, or use white yarn to make 2 french knots for eyes. Glue on magnet strip to back of turkey.



I found this great graphics website the other day! She has lots of fabulous things on there!

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