Saturday, January 29, 2011

Judy's scarf.

I may have been mostly out of commission for the last few days, but I did manage to finally finish my wonderful friend Judy's scarf.

This scarf was designed to have one part crazy with color dots and the other with plain black eyelash yarn combined with the blue. It will be a fun edition to her wardrobe and I hope she enjoys it for years to come.

The pattern is:

Pick the appropriate needles for the kind of yarn you have. I used size 19.

Knit three rows.
The next row is knit, yarn over twice until the end of the row.
The next row you knit across. Releasing the two yarn overs.
Knit three more rows. Repeat.
Bind off and secure ends. Add fringe if you like.
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A picture to make you smile...

Tonight I am home sick with bronchitis yet again, but had the wonderful joy of actually sitting on the couch with two of my puppies and working on a scarf for a friend. With my hectic life, the best knitting time I usually get is piled up against the pillows of my bed with my audio books playing and Tadpole (my smallest puppy) curled up beside me. It was nice to be surrounded on all sides by my furry brood. Of course, this didn't last long, but I got a few rows in.

Off to sleep now. The cough medicine is kicking in. Good night all.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Library Issues & Taking Action

Library Issues & Taking Action

My knitting class is at the library. Since I have been going to my local branch, now almost a year, I have made many friends and learned so much about how the library has changed. That doesn't even count what I have learned from all the wonderful women in my knitting class. Each of them brings a font of knowledge and I appreciate each and every one of them.

Budget cuts are pending for the libraries here in Texas. I am asking everyone to really think about all the wonderful things that your library does for you and your community. If you can send emails to support keeping the budget intact, please do. Click on the link above and please tell your Representative to save our libraries. You never know when you might need one.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Possum love

Possum love

I have never seen a cuter thing than this. Click on the link above to check out the pattern and comparisons between the knit and crochet version.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wreaths for Christmas

I think my favorite quick project from this holiday season were these simple crochet wreaths.

To crochet:

Use h hook or hook appropriate for the size of yarn you will be using. Chain 6 to 8. Join and chain 2. Double or triple crochet into the ring. Spread out as you go. Continue until your ends meet. Join with slip stitch into one of the chains. Tuck in ends and add pin back, beads and bows.

Hope this gives you an idea for next year. Happy New Year!
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