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Friday, March 26, 2010

New Projects with Old Yarn

The Ravelympics have come and gone, and while I must say I was glad I participated, I didn't get as much done as I thought I would. Right now I am knitting more than I did during the Ravelympics. Below are a few of my latest projects. They were all knit with yarn from my stash (my husband is so proud!). I've linked the pattern where I can:

Cuff Bootees by Debbie Bliss, from the book Simply Baby. I was able to shape these nicely for the photograph, but these have to be one of the strangest looking booties I've ever seen. One of the ladies on Ravelry described these as a bootee for Frankenstein's child, and I have to agree!

Waffle Knit Dishcloth by Deb (Homespun Living Blog). This is a quick and easy pattern but with nice texture to it. I've used this dishcloth and love it.

Spiral Eyelet Socks by Sandi Rosner. I just finished these socks this afternoon, and love, love, love this pattern. The yarn was some given to me by my cousin, so I'm not exactly sure of the kind it is, but I think it is a bamboo blend. It seems a little stretchy, so even for my thick feet and ankles the socks are a little loose.

Easy Knitted Booties by Bundles of Love. If you're looking for a quick project to knit for a baby shower or new baby gift, this is it! I used the knit 2, purl 2 ribbing; next time I'll opt for the knit 1, purl 1 ribbing.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Seems all my time right now is spent on knitting for Ravelympic projects, but I did make a few Valentines. Filled the boxes up with chocolates and gave some to Sydnee to give to friends. The rest I kept with the best intentions to give them away to church teachers, but - surprise - I forgot them at home this Sunday. I did give a couple of them away.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Ravelympics, Here I come!

So I heard about the Ravelympics from Sydnee (see her blog here). I had no clue what they were until I looked them up on Ravelry. Something I've been missing in the land of fiber, it seems. Sydnee and I are both going to join. It appears you have to join under a group, then post under that group which "events" you are entering. Events are things like Cable cross country (making things with cables), charity curling (making things for charity), sock hockey (making socks) - you get the picture. The Ravelympics start when the 2010 Winter Olympics start and end when they end. I'll be posting what I'm going to make once I've decided and posted my entry on Ravelry. I've decided to join under the Over 40 Team. That decides that Syd and I can't be on the same team. Wanna join? C'mon over to Ravelry!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Catching Up

Happy New Year! Ok, so January is already half over, but hey, I am known to be a procrastinator!

I am on a crochet kick right now. Don't ask me why. Wait, I know. I was given a trash bag - and I mean those big dark green leaf trash bags - full of yarn. My mom went to visit my aunt and she was getting rid of it. I'm very sentimental about things - too sentimental - and I have a hard time getting rid of anything that was given to me by someone I know. That is why I had to go to Target and buy a few big plastic bins to put all this yarn in. After all, it looks so much better in a plastic bin that it does in a garbage bag. So good in fact, that I don't feel so guilty about hoarding my stash of yarn, even if it is acrylic!
These projects are all from free patterns on Ravelry. You can view them and the patterns on my Ravelry profile, stitchnscrap.

This is a scarf I'm making for my daughter. It is double-knit so that there isn't a purl side. It's the first time I've tried double knitting, and although it is time-consuming I love the end result.

A baby blanket I'm crocheting. Very easy pattern. Great use of stash yarn.
Quick and easy crocheted purse.
These three hats are all made using the same pattern.

Not quite done with this one. Am planning on making an edge in a different color and not adding the ear flaps.