Monday, April 25, 2011
Stick a Fork In It
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.
I think it looks like a god's eye when it's turned this way.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Scraps, Odd Balls, and Other Nonsense
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.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Labels: baby things
Sunday, April 03, 2011
One Trick Pony
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::
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Signs of Spring
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!"
Labels: current events