Monday, December 31, 2007
went for a ride around ocean drive and took my black paryer shawl with me, its k every row so not much thought goes into it.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Irish lace crochet squares, got enough, i think to make an afghan now, 24 of them. think a quick slip st with a crochet hook to join them will do it.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
went to moms last night and noticed my neices' afghan so i picked that up and knitted a whole skein of the homespun while there for the night. it was a green/white tweed but the dye lots ARE different and you could knida notice the difference. got about 25 squares of my irish lace done so far. will work more on those today and rest of the week. Greg has to return to work tomorrow and 2 more days for work this week.
Friday, December 21, 2007
got 15th prayer shawl done today, took it to the dentist, my mom and i both had our teeth cleaned. left there and went to senior center where we got mostly brown yarns, and a few grays. wanted to make some shawls for men they need to be given to. The church is St. Michaels in Bristol.
Also I had order a quilt magazine for my mom along with the perpetual caalendars, one for crochet, one for knit. For every day of the year there is a different project. I went through each of them and found at least 15 items i was going to make. a lot of them were just pattern themselves which i can incorporate into baby blankets, etc. I also have now submitted my own designs to them, one for knit and one fro crochet and hope to find out soon that they want to include my designs in their calendars for the year 2009.
Working on more of the irish lace crochet squares for this weekend, might sneak in some work on the red wrap around sweater.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
This shawl was difficult to make, mostly due to the yarn. Was Lion Boucle but only 3 oz skeins so took 4 of them to make this. Yarn didn't slide as it normally does but grabbed onto other threads in the yarn.
Now working on another using Lion Colorwaves, these skeins are also 3 oz but the yarn glides along the needle. No particular pattern, just k every row.
I wasn't able to find the center easily thus the big jumble of yarn on the floor as i hurriedly knit it up before it gets tangled. pattern color is nice, carribean. pretty dark turquoise, blue and greens all mixed up, but at times forming a pattern.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Left this afternoon to goto Sears, scrach and dent store to look at a new gas stove. Well didn't stay there long but headed to Ocean state job lot and got some lion brand boucle for $2 a skein, they are 3 oz sizes and should make good prayer shawls.
then went to walmart and looked at the yarns they had but not many had wrappers with prices and most were a tnagled mess so they stayed at the store. wish i had a 501c status so they'd donate all the yarn to me to use for charity.
worked on a knitting prayer shawl where i cast on about 120 sts, k3 rows, then started with the pattern. k3 for each border, then d2tog, across. on back side M1 in between each st. then knit for 4, 6 or 8 rows, your choice and rep the eyelet row again. this is what mine loks like after working on it in the car for 20 mins.
progress to date on crtochet irish lace afghan:
Have 6 done so far for this crochet lace afghan. this motifs are so fun to make, i can make them now without the pattern.
also got the check from a customer who i had made an irish fisherman knit afghan for along with a lighthouse one. sent a boiy layette to her grand nephew in CA also.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
some are crochetted some knit.
crochetted shawls: purple and white, aqua shawl and one done in black blue and aqua colors.
Thsi Caron yarn, simply soft autumn red wrap around sweater is being worked on among other projects. I'ts going to be just like another one i made using SS blueberry color. I heavily modified it to fit my taste. This picture shows the sweater only about 14" long on back section, with needles stay attached. I work on this daily a few rows. It's done using size 4 needles. The blue one was done using size 2 knitting needles.
The pattern came from Maxon Dixon knitting and was to be a nightgown coverup. I didnt make mine as long as what could be worn for a dress.
The blue one shows the detail of the moss (seed stitch) for the border. I didn't make the reenforcing neckband. I did make slant pockets in the seams (not in the pattern.