Sunday, December 15, 2013

Crocheted Swimming Pools: Toys or Desktop Relaxation Devices?

I've always been obsessed with swimming pools. I don't necessarily want to own one - cost and upkeep is a bear - but I've always loved looking at them, jumping in them, and more recently, translating them into space-efficient low-upkeep fiber art.
 
Before I had to stop crocheting a couple of weeks ago to give my sore arm/shoulder/wrist a break, I made a bunch of these desktop relaxation devices.

I embroidered the word "LIFE" on the flotation rings. Embroidering legible letters on crochet is much more challenging than it looks. 

How long do these take me? Too long! 

The slides and diving boards are just big enough for a fellow aquaphile's imagination. 


Next, the inevitable: Quilted Swimming Pools! (Part I and Part II.)

2 comments:

  1. Cathy, these are great! I esp. like the triangular one with the circular water ripples. I could imagine finger people diving and sliding in with a splash--very relaxing.

    Keep up the good work,
    Linda

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    1. Linda, thank you so much! Yes, Finger People, I love that!!!

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