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)?

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


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.


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.


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

Finished! img_06501

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