Thursday, July 26, 2007

Beanies for Hospice Patients

As I slog away with size 2.25 mm. needles making solid black socks with 14 inches of ribbing on the leg I provide myself with a little variety by knitting colorful beanies. I bought some Mission Falls 1824 cotton on a swap site for a good price and am making up the color combinations as I go along. Three are complete and one is on the needles. The photo was taken on a very sunny a day as the first hat reclined in the lemon tree. The socks are for Socks for Soldiers (see button on sidebar) and I planned for the beanies to go to SfS as well. Unfortunately, I made them too small for the soldiers so I donated them instead to the hospice supported by the Sand and Sea Knitting Guild.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Afghan Squares

Native American Support, one of the charities I knit for, collects 9" squares that are later made into colorful afghans. This is perfect knitting to do while reading blogs or watching movies on TV, I can use wool, I don't have to sew the squares together, and the cause is worthy--perfect! I've completed several but don't have photos to post yet.

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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Return of the Mystery Stole

Mystery Stole 3 is in full swing with thousands of participants. I signed up for MS2, worked on it through the first two clues, and abandoned the project. I loved the yarn I used (you can see my swatch here) and thought Melanie's charts were very clear and easy to use, but the pattern just wasn't "me." Each row was unique and there were no repeats to allow me to get into the rhythm of the design.

I'm much happier with the MS3 which has repeats and beads. I'm using black Misti International Laceweight Baby Alpaca leftover from this and mat medium blue beads from Ritual Adornments, my local bead store.

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Eye Candy Friday

A Dahlia that is blooming on the patio outside my kitchen. For once the camera phone captured the color.


Thursday, July 05, 2007

Point Protector Tutorial

No, I'm not writing one. It's been done and done very well.
See it here.

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