Monday, April 25, 2011

Stick a Fork In It

It's really done!

This is the latest scrapghan, made from DK weight ack. From the scrap bag.

I started on 8 stitches (4 dpns size 6) and increased 8 stitches every other round until I ran out of scraps. It goes without saying that I switched needles until I was up to my 60" Addi.

Finished size is 36" or just about the right size for cuddling a little one (and for dragging around if you happen to be a toddler).

Threw in rounds of garter and rounds of k2 tog, yo as the spirit moved me.

It's done!

I think it looks like a god's eye when it's turned this way.


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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Scraps, Odd Balls, and Other Nonsense

Now that TPT's Dragaroundghan is finished and mailed (and received and thanked), I turn my attention to the lighter weight ack in the scrap bag.

This one will be donated. It's a combination of Patons Astra, some Red Heart, and some Cervinia plus some unlabeled stuff that I had to bleach-test to ensure that it is synthetic.

The current challenge for Cheyenne River is How Much Can You Stuff In an Envelop? I have a couple of big padded envelopes that I bought at the post Office (on sale, of course--season was past). I'm pretty sure that this will fit inside one once it's completed.

Then it's off to the WIC center where (I hope) it will become somebody's dragaroundghan.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Drag Around

It's a fact that every little kid will latch onto some inanimate object as a drag around.

If Mommy is lucky, it's something that can go straight into the washer and dryer (or dishwasher) without fear of destruction, decimation, or decay.

I present: The dragaroundghan.

Let's hope that TPT latches onto this rather than some of Mommy's lingere like another little kid I once knew. (Leaving it behind in the pew after Sunday services caused quite the stir in the congregation!)

Particulars: "Log Cabin" design, all sorts of 100% ack leftovers. Size 7 needles.


Sunday, April 03, 2011

One Trick Pony

I promise you that I formatted this post. Blogger is messing with me right now. I'll try to go in later and edit so it's more readable, but if I don't post this now, I might not get it posted for days! Edited to add: Blogger isn't adding breaks and paragraphs today. (I added them manually)

Babies are popping up all over and so are baby booties! This makes 3 pairs I have finished in the last couple of weeks. (One pair has already been given away.) Super easy knit from Morehouse Merino Knits in washable wool or wool blends.

I went on a quest yesterday for washable wool. Came up empty in all 3 big box stores locally, so I decided just to make do for the next couple of pairs. I'm sure that I have something washable here that isn't Red Heart!

Did I mention that these still need their little ties? I'm debating the benefits of chained strings vs. ribbon.

And in other Knitting Knews, I finished the March Challenge Dishcloth (one of the groups I participate in) just under the wire. This might be a fair entry, though I'll need to decide whether it's a dishcloth or a doily between now and August.

I am making some progress on a sweater/tee-shirt/vest that I am making for myself, and I am nearly finished with TPT's "drag around"/scrapghan. ::whew::

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Saturday, April 02, 2011

Signs of Spring

Pregnant squirrels begging at the back door

Twenty-five Little League dads raking the infield

Little kids trying to catch a fish on opening day of trout season

First yard sale of the year

Phillies home opener

And you thought I was going to say "robin!"


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