Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Popcorn, anyone?

Ajay's school is having a fundraiser next week and each grade has chosen a theme.  The first graders chose "movies"  for their baskets - I'm pretty sure that's what they chose last year, too. 

Each family is supposed to donate something for the baskets.  I figured there would be a lot of candy, microwave popcorn packets, and maybe even some of those movies you can find for $5 at WalMart given so I wanted to do something a bit different.  I went to my favorite site for crochet patterns, Ravelry, and put in the search term "movies" just to see what came up. 

I saw this pattern, saw it was free and saw it was super easy, so I knew I had to do it. 

I like the pattern.  The popcorn took awhile to make up.  I wanted to do 20, maybe 22, but I ended up making only 18.  I ran out of time and 18 was enough, I think.  Filled it without overflowing.  I had issues with attaching the bottom to the tube.  I had to re-do it 3x because I just couldn't get it to line up right.  There are 48 rows of red and white stripes and 42 stiches in the round bottom.  I had to figure out a way to spread out the extra stitches without leaving big gaps.  It still looks a bit puckered in some areas, but overall, I'm pleased with it. 

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