Started a project – need some input

I started a scarf from the Purplesage Design #7 Hunter Blue.

After knitting 4″ the edges curl in. Should I “frog” it and add 4 stitches of Seed Stitches (like the borders for the dishcloths)?

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Published in: on March 27, 2009 at 2:09 pm  Comments (1)  

Buy a sweater – make something new.

In my travels through the internet and clicking on links and then another link I found a website:

Knit-A-Square and decided to help the children in South Africa stay warm. Please read the website, if  you knit or crochet, this is a very easy project to help children.

In the spirit of going GREEN, I decided to work with a garment already made. I drove to the Salvation Army thrift-store and found a 100% wool man’s sweater, size XXL, bought it for $6.49 and the minute I got it home started taking it apart and “frogged” (rip-it rip-it) it. I should have taken a photo of the sweater intact, but it was too late when I thought about blogging the project.

One sleeve and the back The colors reminded me of a sunset on a stormy night, brilliant orange going to a shade darker and darker.

Winding the yarn on my ball winder I now have 21 oz of wonderful wool to make squares for the blankets.

21 oz of yarn

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Published in: on March 21, 2009 at 4:23 pm  Comments (3)  
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Socks! Different kinds…

I want to knit socks! Real socks but I just can’t get motivated to try to knit with 4 (5) needles and thin yarn. So I made a sock for my water bottle because it “sweats” when the ice melts.

Water Bottle Sox Yarn

The pattern is on the Berroco website, I used Patons Kroy Socks Jacquards “Crayon”. Adding a few rows of double crochet helped to speed up the pattern, still tedious though.

How about some funky looking socks?

Dorm Socks The pattern is free from Red Heart, self-striping yarn named “Strata”. My first REAL sock! Now to find the time to knit the other one.

Published in: on March 15, 2009 at 8:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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5 scarves for the Special Olympians – finished & mailed

Whew! I mailed the scarves yesterday and feel good about finishing five scarves.

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More info on the Special Olympics Scarf Project The scarves are all different from very short to long. I figured athletes come in all sizes too.

The scarves have to arrive in Boise by January 15, 2009, you still have time to make one or two or ? knitting If you need patterns look here and here
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Published in: on December 18, 2008 at 8:40 am  Comments (2)  
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Fingerless Mittens – Arm Warmers – Gauntlets – Wrist Warmers

My friend Marge complained about cold hands and I knitted her a pair of armwarmers. The pattern can be found hereI used one skein of Bernat Bamboo yarn, they don’t take much time to complete.

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Another pair made with Red Heart Super Saver (Spa blue Fleck) went to Hildegard and Martina got a pair made from Bernat Cashmere yarn. Sorry, for got to take photos.

I started another pair from yarn I received from a freecycler, so I don’t know the name of the yarn, it is an acrylic. Worked up nice, we will give it away as a raffle prize at the “Friends of the Escondido Public Library’s volunteer luncheon on November 19, 2008. mvc-887s

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Published in: on November 18, 2008 at 8:09 am  Comments (3)  
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