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[Pattern] Mr Tibbles the Cat
This pattern was created by http://www.ravelry.com/people/Claudia1980 The pattern consists of single crochet stitches (sc) and is crocheted in rows rather than in a spiral. Turn the work after each row. “sc2tog” means decreasing one stitch (st) by crocheting two stitches together. For this pattern, I used the invisible method for decreasing. There are plenty of instruction videos on YouTube, for instance this one. Yarn: Super fine, 40 grams (1.5 oz) Needle: 2.25 mm (US 1/B) Material: green felt; filling; black thread Ch. 40 R1: insert in 2nd st from hook, sc across (39) R2-3: ch 1, sc across (39) R4: ch 1, 32 sc, sc2tog (33) R5-7: ch 1, sc across (33) R8: ch 1, 31 sc, sc2tog (32) R9-11: ch 1, sc across (32) R12: ch 1, 30 sc, sc2tog (31) R13-15: ch 1, sc across (31) R16: ch1, 29 sc, sc2tog (30) R17-19: ch1, sc across (30) R20: ch1, 28 sc, sc2tog (29) R21-23: ch1, sc across (29) R24: ch1, 27 sc, sc2tog (28) R25-27: ch1, sc across (28) R28: ch1, 26 sc, sc2tog (27) R29-31: ch1, sc across (27) R32: ch1, 25 sc, sc2tog (26) R33-35: ch1, sc across (26) R36: ch1, 24 sc, sc2tog (25) R37-39: ch1, sc across (25) R40: ch1, 23 sc, sc2tog (24) R41-43: ch1, sc across (24) R44: ch1, 22 sc, sc2tog (23) R45-47: ch1, sc across (23) R48: ch1, 21 sc, sc2tog (22) R49-51: ch1, sc across (22) R52: ch1, 21 sc, 2 sc in last st (23) R53: ch1, 2 sc in 1st st, 22 sc (24) R54: ch1, 23 sc, 2 sc in last st (25) R55: ch1, 2 sc in 1st st, 24 sc (26) R56-74: ch1, sc across (26) R75: ch1, 8 sc (8) R76: ch1, sc2tog, 6 sc (7) R77: ch1, 5 sc, sc2tog (6) R78: ch1, sc2tog, 4 sc (5) R79: ch1, 3 sc, sc2tog (4) R80: ch1, sc2tog, 2 sc (3) R81: ch1, 1 sc, sc2tog (2) R82: ch1, sc across (2) Bind off. To finish off the other ear, reattach yarn to 19th st of row 74. R83: ch1, sc in same st as ch1, 7 sc (8) R84: ch1, 6 sc, sc2tog (7) R85: ch1, sc2tog, 5 sc (6) R86: ch1, 4 sc, sc2tog (5) R87: ch1, sc2tog, 3 sc (4) R88: ch1, 2 sc, sc2tog (3) R89: ch1, sc2tog, 1 sc (2) R90: ch1, sc across (2) Bind off. To finish off the tail, reattach yarn to 34th st of row 4. R91: ch1, sc in same st as ch1, 5 sc (6) R92: ch1, 5 sc (5) R93: ch1, sc across (5) R94: ch1, 4 sc, 2 sc in last st (6) R95: ch1, sc across (6) R96: ch1, 5 sc, 2 sc in last st (7) R97: ch1, sc across (7) R98: ch1, 6 sc, 2 sc in last st (8) R99: ch1, sc across (8) R100: ch1, 7 sc, 2 sc in last st (9) R101: ch1, sc across (9) R102: ch1, 8 sc, 2 sc in last st (10) R103-105: ch1, sc across (10) R106: ch1, 9 sc, 2 sc in last st (11) R107-109: ch1, sc across (11) R110: ch1, 10 sc, 2 sc in last st (12) R111-113: ch1, sc across (12) R114: ch1, 11 sc, 2 sc in last st (13) R115-121: ch1, sc across (13) R122: ch1, 11 sc, sc2tog (12) R123-125: ch1, sc across (12) R126: ch1, 10 sc, sc2tog (11) R127: ch1, sc across (11) R128: ch1, 9 sc, sc2tog (10) R129: ch1, sc2tog, 8 sc (9) R130: ch1, 7 sc, sc2tog (8) R131: ch1, sc2tog 3 times, 2 sc (5) Bind off and weave in all ends. Follow the same pattern to crochet another piece. Before sewing both pieces together, make a face using needle and black thread. To make a bow tie, see the instruction below, which is from the Lovesome Blog. Fasten the bow tie to the body with needle and thread. Next, sew both pieces together. I used the mattress stitch, which is a nice way of seaming without having to turn the work inside out. Make sure to stuff the tail while you can still reach inside. Stuff the entire cat before closing up. Finally, sew the bottom half of the tail to the body.
Fly Tipping increase in Manchester during lockdown
Manchester is the second most densely populated city in the UK after London and is predicted to rise rapidly in the coming years. It also has a particular problem with rubbish and old furniture being dumped on the streets. It’s not a coincidence fly tipping in Manchester as been trending across social media and the local press. If you’re in a situation where you need a house clearance service or any item of old furniture removing to the tip. Do it in a way that keeps your conscience clear and our streets clean. There are specialists household rubbish removal companies registered with the local authority to carry waste. Using an environmentally registered house clearance company will help keep rubbish off our streets. Choose an ethical and effective method for rubbish and furniture clearance. Getting rid of unwanted furniture and rubbish continues to be a major problem in UK cities. In this consumeristic age we continue to collect “stuff” and our homes are being overwhelmed with junk. The Covid pandemic as only helped to exacerbate the problem with families being confined to their homes. Receiving a myriad of parcels from online sellers. The best solutions for getting rid of your rubbish and old furniture. Only book with a business that is registered to carry waste and will provide a receipt and proof of ethical disposal. Do not book through a Facebook post that offers an unrealistic price. You may find yourself on the wrong end of the law if your rubbish is fly tipped and is traced back to you. If you’re not sure how to find a registered waste carrier. Any company that agrees to move your waste should have an upper tier waste carriers licence number. This number can be cross referenced on the Environment Agency website. It will give you the registered address and business name of the waste carrier. This will give assurance recycling and disposal of waste will be in a responsible manner. If an unauthorised person removes you’re rubbish, it could possibly be fly tipped. If its traced back to you, evidence must be provided of who removed it. You are at risk of a criminal record and big fine if you cannot provide information on the waste carrier. When having a house cleared or rubbish removed it’s important to remove any important documents. For instance old bank statements and council tax letters, these can be used for identity theft if in the wrong hands. Keep what you may need to settle an estate but shred or destroy documents that can be used for nefarious motives. Not all items need to be disposed of into a generic landfill tip. Some house clearance companies are environmentally friendly and will have a recycling policy. Most general waste can be separated at the tip and disposed into recycling sections. In some cases if furniture is still in good condition, it can be re-homed via donation or charity shops. There are large charities that do house clearances although they can be rather picky and will not take items that need to be tipped. A final note let's keep the streets of Manchester rubbish free by using the services of an officially registered waste removal company. To learn more about Nicks House Clearance Service, please visit https:// www.nicksremovals.co.uk/house-clearance.htm Media Contact: Company Name: Nicks Removals Manchester Contact Person: Nick Willis Email: info@nicksremovals.co.uk Telephone: 07944 079878 Address: Didsbury, City: Manchester, Country: United Kingdom
How to Embellish Blank Walls with Portrait Painting?
Introduction Beyond the capability for making a room feel brighter, the addition of a design-friendly mirror in the room will make a room look more spacious. You can undertake a project to hang portrait painting in the house for enhancing the look of your house to a greater extent. You can position the portrait painting in different ways for guaranteeing a stupendous and royal look in your house. The addition of few artistic portrait paintings will help in bringing a natural as well as royal look to your house to a greater extent. The look becomes strikingly beautiful that creates amazing decorative accents. Following we have produced amazingly chic and easy ways to embellish blanks walls with portrait painting. Read it and decorate your blank house walls accordingly: a. Utilizing Portrait Painting as the Focal Point If you have a few portraits that you would like to emphasize in your house, try to make them the focal point of a wall. For instance, if you would like to create a wall of founders of the USA, you should incorporate them in a wall and give paintings a central place in the room. Whether you want to hang the historic paintings in the study room or living room, you should hang them in an organized and ordered manner. You should renovate the wall before hanging the portraits. Homeowners can contrast the color of the wall with the frames. This will create a harmonious and royal look in your house. b. Using Self-Portrait on a wall Do you have a blank wall in your house? How about embellishing it with your portrait painting? You can use your self-portraits on a blank wall in your house. For hanging your self-portrait in the house, you should consider the placement of the portraits, colors of the wall, furniture colors, and other thematic considerations. Remember that an oversized self-portrait in a small room will set a harmonious tone. So, you can hang your oversized self-portrait for the increasing look of your bedroom. c. Portraits and the Papers The styles of portraits are not limited. You can purchase as well as create highly stylish portraits. Homeowners can get portrait-themed wall painting art for hanging oil portraits. It will create an amazing look in your room. The combination will create an eclectic and beautiful look. d. Laughter and Smiles on the Staircase The smiling and laughing portraits of strangers on the staircase are a powerful interior décor idea. It will score a lot of points. Visitors will love the entire look of your staircase in the house. Two strange faces on the staircase may not look alike but their smiles complement each other to a greater extent. e. New Things with Old Things Match Well If you do not have a lot of free time, no worries. You can create a royal look in your house by hanging a traditional oil painting portrait. But you should complement it with your modern and contemporary-styled furniture. You can also add additional modern interior décor items that create a meaningful statement in your house. For instance, you can add coffee tables, leopard chairs, and modern sofa designs along with a 16-th century styled portrait on the wall. This will blend well and produce an outstanding look in the living room. f. Hanging a Group of Four or Three Portraits Another amazing yet simple way to produce a stylish look on a blank is by hanging three to four portraits. The portraits should be hung in an ordered and organized manner. Conclusion By following the above-mentioned tips, you will create harmonious yet amazingly stylish looks on the blank walls of your house.