Saturday, July 17, 2010

Crocheted Afghan

I just completed a crocheted afghan that I made for a wedding gift. I used Plymouth Encore worsted yarn. The white background took 2200 yards, plus approx. 600 yards for the flowers (I used leftover bits and pieces of various colors) and 800 yards for the leaves. I made all of the flowers first, then added the leaves, and finally did the background. The blocks were attached with flat braid square joining so they were joined as they were done - no sewing to do at the end, and all of the ends were finished and clipped as the squares were finished and joined. That made the finishing very easy. Here are the progress photos of the flowers and leaves and the completed afghan.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dog Days UFO finished

I finished Tanta by Emily Ross and was hoping to get a better picture of it, but Fred has the camera on his trip so I'm posting this now as a completed UFO.
Before blocking it was 14" deep and 51" tip to tip. After it is 10" deep and about 71" tip to tip. I weighed it and it is 196 gms of Miss Babs "yummy sport sock 3 ply". The color is more accurate in the start pic and much prettier than the finished pics show. Yarn is very soft and lovely to knit and even better after a bath for blocking.

another birthday pair of socks finished

This is the Macho Socks pattern by Praqueloop (free on rav) which I made top down using Bendigo luxury 8 ply in cream. I had 4 gms left from a 200 gm ball for large socks using 3.5mm needles. I then dyed them in the crockpot using Wilton's frosting "cornflower" first and once all the same color, then poured some "delphinium" over them while in the cornflower bath. These are nice and warm for winter here.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Argosy scarf

Started a scarf July 9th. Mini Mochi, tropical ginger. Now on 3rd ball. Hook H. Following photos of knit Argosy to make my own crochet version.

First Felted Project July

My first felted project. I wanted a "small" bag but this came out a bit smaller than I would have liked... but I'll use it anyway. I would have liked it felted more but was afraid it would get even smaller.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July Finish

These are simple socks, but I was working on a number of other things at the same time.

They are from a Ravelry SKA Vintage Sock challenge in June. I used a 1944 pattern written for men and down sized it. The yarn is Lana Grossa Meilenweit Arizona. Needles used US#1/2.25mm.

all caught up!

i hope.

everyone who finished a june project should have a "u" after her/his name. if i've missed you, please let me know.

how are you all doing with your ufos? i finished my spitzbergen! yay! i was determined. just need to wash and block. now to figure out which other ufo to finish...not that i have (choke) very many to pick from. i am itching to start something NEW instead. oh! somebody STOP ME!!!!!!!!

12/12/12boy July

Hi everyone. Here is my July project. It is actually the fastest one I have done yet. I got a day at the beach and tons of private time so far this month! I recieved the yarn from a friend so, I do not know what kind it is, only that I love purple and blues. The pattern is easy too. I will find it by the time I post the final pics. I feel fast with this one. Just keep me away from my yarn scraps~ I am doing a BlankieMania blanket on Ravelry. What am I thinking after I did this one?

July Project and "UFO" Project

I started my UFO KAL project and found that my wrists HATE knitting with cotton--especially 6 strands of cotton on size 11 needles. Meet Absorba-
Absorba the Great
Started: 6/30/10
Pattern: Absorba, The Great Bathmat
Yarn: 6 strands (cones) of Peaches n Creme in Ecru

Then my hubby finished his car restoration project and I needed a project to work on at the car shows he goes to every weekend.
Andy's Wollmeise Socks
Started: 7/2/10
Yarn: Wollmeise 80/20 in Birkenrinde
Pattern: Vanilla 76sts socks for the hubby

The socks are also nice to work on when Absorba makes my wrists feel like they are going to break off. ;)