The forgotten pillowcase…
I forgot to post my finished pillowcase a few weeks ago—this was the only thing I could focus on this winter when I was taking steroids. Steroids not only cause me acute insomnia but they make me very agitated and unable to focus. Knitting is usually calming for me but I couldn’t focus on the pattern—plain simple embroidery did the trick, giving me something to do without much brain drain. I did forget to switch to yellow for the center of the second flower so did the same thing on the third flower on purpose. Then I found a stain that would not come out after three tries and a flaw on the reverse and then a small hole. Whatever. I did a very simple crocheted border and flat-felled seams to enclose the raw edges. I can still use it to store a quilt. A note about storing quilts: NEVER store them or transport them in plastic bags, especially black plastic garbage bags. Quilters (even professionals) have lost their quilts at retreats and conventions because the maintenance crew thought the bags contained garbage. Ouch.
Here is the simple edging I did with #10 crochet thread and a size 6 crochet hook:
Round 1: Single crochet around.
Round 2: *(3dc, ch1, 3dc) in next sc, sk 1 sc, sc in next st, sk 1 sc, repeat from * to end.
Stay tuned for another post before day’s end.