I Know Its Supposed to be a Day of Green. Work With Me.
I had a plan that involved green yarn and a pretty green Finish Off that I would show on St. Patrick’s Day. That plan fell threw. The green is still pretty, but its no where near finished.
What I have finished up is the purple. Its pretty too. So have some purple on St. Patrick’s Day!
As you may recall I have a seat cushion that was under daily attack by you-know-who.
I had to get a cover on that baby and quick before the fake-leather seat lost all structural integrity and cushion guts spewed out everywhere. This chair and Feline Overlord had lived in perfect harmony for years. But, in the last two months, that changed. She is not sharpening her claws on the poor thing. No. She has a floor-to-ceiling scratching post with three perches that her Granny gave her for sharpening claws. She is using this chair seat to launch herself across the room in death-from-above style air attacks. Mostly she attacks Cowardly Boy Cat. (He loves the attention don’t worry.) Sometimes she attacks invisible monsters. The destruction of the seat cushion comes from digging in her claws before launch.
Why has she suddenly gone all Airborne Commando on me? Because of this:
Its cheap, its smells to high heaven, and its the ultimate hairball cure. I started giving her little dishes of this (while holding my nose!) and it has her feeling like a kitten again. A very bad-ass kitten than must hunt down and quell her foes.
Thus the need for a seat cushion. You’re with me right? You can see how feeding smelly fish to the Feline Overlord resulted in interrupted progress on a pretty green stole for St. Patrick’s day right? I’m not a crazy person…. right?
The seat cover is all half double crochets (half trebles for my Euro-crafters!). I added increases where I needed them and stopped to measure/compare often.
Once the top was done I added flaps and chain stitch ties to secure the cover around the legs.
I was checking the fit when this happened:
I chased her off and added a little edging with some surface crochet stitching. I tried to check and see how that looked and it happened again.
I got the message. Its done. Officially done. I was able to get one more picture of it
and she has been sitting on it ever since. She is taking a nap on it as I write this. Its nice to make something for my Overlord that is so appreciated…even if it isn’t green.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.