You spin me right round baby right round…..

Admit it, when you read the title it instantly took you back to the classic opening of the Wedding Singer and those butterflies started fluttering for the one and only Robbie Hart…..no, just me? If you have no idea what I am talking about then you have to get on the Robbie Hart train and watch the movie. In the mean time I will give you a teaser and for those who have seen it a reminder of why Mr. Heart is the one and only http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0P5fP5KO1w  It’s an old movie that still feels like the first time even after the 100th watch, kind of like when you settle in and listen to your favourite record. I don’t care what anyone says, there is nothing like listening to music on vinyl. It’s the way music was intended to be heard, kind of like a good book. Instead of each word carefully placed before the next it is in the form of song. I can’t speak to how it is put together now but the classics such as Neil Young would organize the song sequence on a record in the way he wanted it to be heard. There is something magical and intimate about the whole experience. The sound quality too, don’t even get me started! I decided that having a living room full of vinyl wasn’t enough….I needed something else…..something crocheted!

A few months ago I had come across a free pattern for crocheted coasters, naturally it was free so I took it. I wasn’t sure how or when I would use the pattern but all this vinyl talk got me to thinking of how I could use the pattern to create some record shaped coasters. Here is the pattern I used;

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I changed a few things such as the size of hook and yarn. I used regular yarn instead of the t-shirt yarn as I couldn’t find any that were in the colours I needed and I used a size 9 hook (I still tend to crochet a bit too tight).

The end result?! A funky new way to keep surfaces looking clean;

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