For the Craftster Winter Nerd Battles
, the December Battle Royale was Lego vs Lincoln Logs. Since I have never owned any Lincoln Logs, I knew I had to go with Legos. But, I had no idea what to make. So, since I knew I'd be traveling to my mom's for Christmas, and my step-dad has been the happy recipient of many of my crocheted dishcloths, I figured I'd pack the supplies to make it while I was there.
It turned out to be a good thing that I had packed a few craft projects in my carry-on...
Shortly after the airport shuttle picked me up, I discovered that, due to a huge storm in Atlanta, my flight out of Boston was delayed... and delayed again... and again... and again. When I got to the airport, I learned that by the time I got to Atlanta, I would have missed my connecting flight, and no additional flights were available for at least 2 days on this particular airline.
I was offered a full refund on my trip, which I took, but then had no flight until my mom, frantically working away on the computer down in FL, found me a flight. Whew!
But, it didn't leave for 7 more hours...
So, into the travel craft stash I went!
Note the lovely airport carpet...
I crocheted up 3 Lego blocks using a pattern I found on allfreecrochet.com.
They were smaller than I expected, which worked well for a dishcloth.
I edged them in green then I got too tired to think any further about how to join them.
Ideally, I would have made up a couple of smaller Lego blocks (perhaps a 2 X 2 brick and a 1 X 1 brick), but my brain just couldn't deal with figuring out the pattern modifications (which would have been fairly simple under normal circumstances).
Instead, I just joined the blue and red blocks together with single crochet, and then I stitched them to the yellow block. I filled in the extra space beside the yellow block with some rows of green (the green represents a green Lego base plate), then crocheted around the edge for a border. Nothing fancy.
It's not perfect, but it gets the job done! And, my step-dad was happy. And, I made it to FL late Christmas Eve (it turned into Christmas Day on the way home from the airport), so there was holiday happiness all around!