Blogtober 2022 : Day 26

I’ve not had a problem thinking of things to tell you about this Blogtober but now, with only 5 more days to go, I’m thinking of allll the things that I need to pack into these last few days … although, I will still be posting after Blogtober so perhaps there isn’t as much urgency as I think!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my recent posts, it’s so nice to know that you are sticking with me and are much more disciplined than me – I fell off the blog-reading wagon last weekend and I really must catch up!

I was back on my list of Horrible Jobs today and back in the shower with the tub of grout.

A tub of grout with a grout spreader balanced across it in a shower

It wasn’t a complete disaster but let’s just say that there’s a reason why I’m a sock knitter and not a tiler!  Phew, it took me ages although it’s done now and I have to leave it to dry before going back to try to get off all the excess grout that I might have missed.  The sealant and the ceiling paint can wait until another day!

A much more pleasant activity was measuring my crochet pouffe cover on the pouffe.  I think you can quite safely say this is a vintage pouffe …

A red pouffe with a short tasselled trim

and I have no idea what it is stuffed with but there’s a very definite odd lump on the top.  This was my mother-in-law’s pouffe and it has supported many pairs of feet over the years.  It had been recovered several times too with slip cases of various fabrics, and by the time the final covering started to fall apart, I decided something had to be done about it.  I thought that a dark crocheted cover might be the thing to give it a new lease of life and with the help of a crochet bag tutorial (I wrote about it here), I made a start.  I’ve only been doing a few rounds here and there but I decided I wanted to try to finish it during Blogtober and today, I felt I was ready to try it on.

I used some extra padding (this insulating fabric came in a Hello Fresh box during lockdown – I always like to hang onto stuff I think might be useful 🙂 ) and there’s a sort of semi-circle cut out to accommodate the lump.

A red pouffe covered with a beige insulating fabric

It didn’t quite work to take the section out completely so what I ended up doing was splitting the insulating material (it came apart when I pulled it) and putting one piece of it where you can see in the photo so that section was slightly lower and then I put the second piece next to it and that balanced out the level nicely.

Then it was time to try the cover on!

A grey crocheted cover on a pouffe

Wahay!  That’s not bad, is it?  I’m very pleased with that.  I’ve got a couple more rounds to do and then I need to work out how to attach it without having to sew it on – I’m thinking that if I work a round or two of decreases that will sit under the pouffe then that should hold it.

A view of the side of a red pouffe showing how much more of a grey crocheted cover needs to be worked.

I should probably wash it before I put it on the pouffe permanently too – it’s been all round the house and there are more than a few pet hairs crocheted in there!

Short and sweet again today … I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂 xx


You may also like...

24 Responses

  1. Lucy@Attic24 says:

    Bravo!!!! You’ve made such a neat job of that – I dread to think what would happen if I tried to knit some sort of soft furnishing! xxxxxxxxx

  2. Denise says:

    A little bit of elastic crocheted or threaded through one of the decrease rounds might help keep it in place…?

    • winwickmum says:

      Oh that’s a good idea. I’ll get to the bottom and then have another look to see how it might work best – I’m really glad to even be at this point! 🙂 xx

  3. Jan says:

    Look up Nancy birthstone for removing limescale

  4. Charlotte says:

    A great job ! You may have a great sense of relief when it is finally in place.

  5. Simon says:

    That’s going to look great! Much more modern too!

    • winwickmum says:

      It’s much less noticeable than it was in its cover which didn’t match anything and I quite like that it’s there without it shouting about it 🙂 xx

  6. ChrisG says:

    Wow DIY and crocheting 👏🏻 I’m very weak when it comes to the decisions about knitting or jobs … extra stitchery always wins out!!

  7. Barbara says:

    It’s looking great. A perfect colour. The pet hairs made me smile. How do you not have pet hairs in projects. B x

  8. Geeha says:

    That looks great. My best friend’s mother gave us a leatherette pouffe as a wedding present 47 years ago and it has been recovered several times to match furnishings (and hold it together after years of vigorous use by small boys), this gives me another way of brightening it up. I had previously thought of crocheting a hexagon and then making the sides but couldn’t get it to work out!

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for taking the time to share extra parts of your life this month. Your photos are gorgeous. I didn’t have to grout a shower this month….but I did have to clean up after a sewer backup. The plumbing company guys are my heroes this week. — My sock knitting continues to go with me whilst I wait during my husband’s physiotherapy appointments. I should soon have quite a stack of new socks!

    • winwickmum says:

      Oh that sounds like a terrible job! I hope you managed to get it sorted without too much trouble; I can absolutely imagine that the plumbing guys are your heroes – I’m not sure I would want that job! I hope your husband’s appointments are going well xx

  10. Helen says:

    Oh my goodness that looks fab! Well done. Great wadding idea too.

    I’ve loved reading the posts this month xx

  11. Carolyn F. says:

    I think I would have had to check out the odd lump before covering it up. Who knows it might have been a good hiding place once upon a time for something special. I have really enjoyed your blog posts this month. I love all your pictures and the new sock pattern. I may have to try it out soon. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm for everything here.

    • winwickmum says:

      No, I couldn’t get to it as it was part of the original pouffe and all sealed in. I suspect it’s just where it’s been squashed over the years by pairs of feet 🙂 I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this month’s posts, thank you! 🙂 xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *