Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Sarah is my friends daughter. She tells me that my dishcloths have spoiled her from using store bought. It's been a long time since I've made her any - and I'm not sure why the first one came out so loose - but with a compliment like that............
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
My Knitters Tea Swap package arrived today and I couldn't believe how heavy and full it was. There was:
Numi Assorted Melange Tea, Tazo Chai (one of my all time favorites), Revolution variety teas (10 different flavors to try), Pecan Pralines, German Black Forest Truffles (oh yummmmm), North Carolina Bone Suckin’ Bar-b-que Sauce, an assortment of beautiful Moravian Handbaked cookies, Nonni’s dark chocolate biscotti, Tofutsies sock yarn which I've always wanted to try, Koigu sock yarn - another one I've never tried, a tea bag holder, white tea and ginger hand lotion - that smells good enough to eat, and a pattern for a Koigu Neck Cozy.I was so thrilled with each and every one. Trish, you're the best!!!
Monday, June 11, 2007
I'm not entirely sure what this is called but I guess it's a yarn holder. A friend asked her father-in-law to make it for me. She has one and was sure I needed one too. She is so right, I just love it. I put the yarn on and just knit away. THANKS Lynn!!!
Friday, June 8, 2007
A lady in Kansas is getting 8 inch blocks together to make afghans for the survivors of the tornado. I have tons of worsted yarn just sitting there and I think blocks will be a good use for it.
All the info is on her blog regarding the squares if anyone has extra yarn and time.
These are the blocks that I finished so far. They knit up in no time and it's a great way to use up stash.
A friend asked me to make two dishcloths and two potholders for her sister for last Christmas. Her kitchen is dark red, dark green, and yellow. The yellow sort of looks white in the picture but it's really yellow. On the left, dishcloths. On the right, potholders.
Last year my friend Cindy thought that that it would be nice to have a long potholder. She didn't know that I'd take her idea to heart and make her one. This is Cindy's Christmas gift. A very long potholder so she can use two hands with three dishcloths to match.
This year she'll get a dishtowel and two more dishcloths to match.
I found this pattern here. I've always wanted to try entrelac and this garterlac dishcloth was the best thing to learn on.
Another cloth. The fun thing about dishcloths is I that can always learn a new technique. :-)
And while you're learning how to do a ballband cloth, may as well do a wristband for my son:
Thursday, June 7, 2007
These hats are for this group. They were easy and fun to make and it's always nice when you know that they are so very much needed.
My friend from Utah came to visit me Christmas night. I forgot I promised her a scarf so I knit this one up Christmas afternoon. :-)
This was for a Christmas Exchange. It was my first cable adventure. I used this pattern.
I liked doing the blue one so much that I made this one for a friend for Christmas. It's the Irish Hiking Scarf with an extra cable column. It knit up so fast. She lives where it snows so I made it double thick using two balls of Wool Ease at one time. It's pretty cozy.
Marlene would like somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 scarves although she won't admit it. Here's another of hers.
Another Christmas gift. This is for my friend Kathy in Oregon.
I knitted this scarf for this project: http://www.orphan.org/docs/OFARedScarfFlyerFinal.pdf
Some chemo caps for firstname.lastname@example.org
The caps on the left are Chemo caps for the Caps for a Cure group on Yahoo.
The caps on the right are some preemie caps for StitchesFromTheHeart.org
Another chemo cap, pattern here. I used Bernat Boucle. I love making these. They are so needed and they're a quick knit. :-)