CQJP July Block

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

And The Heat Goes On...On...On...On....

Hot! Hot! Hot! With the humidex it's like it's in the low 40'sC!! Melting. Okay, enough crabbing about the weather. In 6 months I'll be complaining that it's too cold!

As promised, here is a pic of my sad little octopus.
He's sad because one of his arms broke....well, the thread broke, so his arm's shorter than the rest. It's the 1st arm on the right.               This was a test tat for a friend who CQ's, and, as such, this pattern would work as a motif for a sea-themed CQ.   But I'm thinking that it needs more.....a more solid head, and double arms so the octopus is more substantial. I think the arms need to be a bit longer, too. I'm thinking of an onion ring head, or a multi-onion ring head. What do you think?  I'll go and try a bigger, better octopus. If it turns out, I'll post the pattern.

So, instead, here's a lacy edging pattern. It, too, is quite simple, but can easily be adapted to make a more complex pattern, if so desired, with multiple rows of the same pattern, or inserting a different pattern between two rows of the edging. 

                                                       Fancy Picot Edging

R= ring         Ch= chain        d= 1st half of ds       s= 2nd half of ds     

* R=1ds, (-2d-2s)10, 1ds, fold picots together,CLR                                        
              Ch= 3 (-3)5  *               
 repeat from * to *  as many times as desired    for edging length.

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz.


  1. I think he is cute! Just because he's small don't mean he's not cool!Don't throw him away, he's a keeper!!! Your edging is lovely as well.

  2. I think the octopus is cool!
    The edging is beautiful! :)

  3. Nobody's perfect! He's cute!
    ;) Fox

  4. Thanks everyone for your comments. I won't throw him away....he'll be going to my CQing friend to keep the seahorses company. But I am going to try a more substantial octopus, in the near future. Having one short arm is okay, too, as they can 'give up' an arm to protect themselves, and I'll just pretend he's growing one back. LOL
    So glad you came to visit.
    Hugs from Suz


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