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Archive for May, 2013

The Dish Cloth Project

Posted by Andi on May 27, 2013

We’ve decided that all of our dish cloths and wash cloths will be hand knit. We will use the fun patterns for wash cloths, since they don’t get as trashed as dish cloths. And between a member of our knit group knitting dish cloths, and seeing someone else with them on a video podcast, I decided Grandmother’s Favorite is the new dish cloth pattern. It’s free, easy to knit, and easy to memorize. The goal is to make enough dish cloths to use a new one every day until we launder them all at a time. Every once in a while I will buy a new skein of cotton yarn and make some dish cloths. Here are the first two sets.

Hippie Dish Cloths
Pattern: Grandmother’s Favorite
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Ombres and Prints in Hippie; and Lion Brand Cotton Ease in White
Needle: US 6
Date started: May 18, 2013
Date completed: May 26, 2013

Swimming Pool Dish Cloths
Pattern: Grandmother’s Favorite
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Ombres and Prints in Swimming Pool; and Lion Brand Cotton Ease in White
Needle: US 6
Date started: May 26, 2013
Date completed: May 27, 2013

These skeins didn’t have quite enough yarn to make two full dish cloths, so I added a little white yarn to finish the second one. I have one more skein of non-solid cotton yarn, so I can make two more dish cloths.

This has been the perfect project to work on while I watch the NHL playoffs. Not the Blackhawks games, of course. I can’t knit during those. But the other ones.

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BBB

Posted by Andi on May 25, 2013

Blackhawks blanket
Pattern: Center-Knit Baby Blanket with Ruffle by Cathy Waldie
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Solids in Red (3 skeins), White (.61 skein) and Black (.44 skeing)
Needles: US 6 and US 9
Date started: February 2, 2013
Date completed: March 30, 3013

BBB = Blackhawks Baby Blanket

I have to be up front and say I did not take this photo. I Forgot to take a photo of it before I sent it to my friend, so when my friend sent this picture to me I asked if I could use it. She kindly said yes.

As you can see, it’s kind of large for a baby blanket. I wanted it to be useful for a few years, so I made it bigger. I also didn’t make the ruffle that was mentioned in the pattern title because I didn’t think it would look right, being a hockey themed blanket and all. At first I tried an i-cord bind off, but that pulled in too much. Ultimately I decided to take out the i-cord bind off and knit a few rows of garter instead.

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At long last… new hexipuffs

Posted by Andi on May 12, 2013

It had been months since I made any progress on my beekeeper’s quilt, but over the past few weeks I’ve made a few hexipuffs. I started by using leftovers from my most recent sock yarn projects.

New Hexipuffs

The pink one on the right is made from Fleur de Fiber yarn I used to make a pair of socks. The black and purple one at the top is the Studio June yarn I used to make the Downton Abbey gauntlets. The other three hexipuffs are made from leftovers from three hats I made back in January. The purplish one on the bottom is Sophie’s Toes, the green and black is Dream In Color yarn I got from their warehouse sale, and the brown one is Evermore Studios yarn.

Recently a friend sent me a box full of yarn that had a bunch of fingering weight leftovers, so I have plenty of new yarns to make hexipuffs with. Also, I still have some Wollmeise that a friend wanted me to make puffs out of, so that’s up next.

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