Saturday, January 31, 2009

J's Shawl

Here is the shawl I made and forgot to take pictures of for J at Christmas. I made sure I got some pictures when we stopped at her house before getting home:

The color fades from light to dark purple, there is no red in the yarn, that is J's sweatshirt showing through.
I used Sensations boulce yarn, it has a great feel, but was hard to crochet since you couldn't see the stitches, I had to mostly go by feel. The pattern is here:

It's a crochet along, so there are many pictures of this pattern with different types of yarn.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Scarf For ME!

It's for me because it's not good enough to give as a present. And I haven't made me a scarf yet, so, looks like this one is mine. I love the feel of it, soft and cushy. I made it out of chunky yarn, and I wish I could put the link to the pattern here, but I don't have it! I was cruising blogs and found it, but didn't link to it! ARGH!

But it's for beginners, very simple, cast on 18 (or sets of 3)
then * k1, yo, k2 tog, repeat from *

Both sides are the same, so you don't have to worry about a front or back. Easy, unless you are watching tv, mess up and have to take some rows out!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Knitting, What a Concept

Thanks to Ruth and all of her help I was able to knit another wash cloth, this time with an actual pattern, the basket weave. Being able to watch someone and ask questions makes all the difference in the world when learning something new. I still had a couple of small holes in this when I was finished, but I'm actually starting to see what a purl looks like vs what a knit looks like and how to count my stitches. I think I will try a scarf next........I do need to get some smaller needles though, I think that will also help.
I finished the edges on this baby blanket from The Happy Hooker Crochet book, no holes in this or missed stitches! Weaving the braid in the ends really finishes off the look of this blanket.