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Friday, May 24, 2013
I managed to get in on the first Camp Store and pick some yummy yarn that I will be winding on Monday in anticipation of the June 1 start date. I will be knitting a Summer Wind cowl out of my first skein of FiberNymph Bounce in Scylla Beware. It is a color that I would not normally choose but that is part of the Camp fun for me.
The first session of camp will include hiking and I am one the hiking team of Mt. Knitsalot, seems appropriate. And I will be taking along my Camp Loopy is a Hoot bag to keep my "survival" gear in, that includes needles, string, and a wineglass. Somebody else is bringing the fire makings and the smores, right? Anybody? Search and Rescue?
Looking forward to seeing all the Loopie Groupies on the "trails" this summer.
Note: The duck in the picture is a gift from my friend CatWithCats, it even has a handknit sweater, too cute!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Good Morning! I am happy to announce that my Fling Hat pattern has been published to Ravelry. The link for the pattern is at the top left of the column on the blog.
I had a lot of fun designing and testing this hat. I hope you will enjoy it as well.
Happy Knitting to All~!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I finished another apron like the blue one I mentioned previously.
It is from a repurposed sheet and pillowcase. I think it is too cute.
Again, the pattern is available for from Better Homes and Gardens craft section and is called the Cottage Inspired Apron. This could also be done out of new fabric if you desired.
Happy Projecting to All~!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Here is a great way to use some of your self-patterning or striping sock yarn that you may have lying around.
The idea came in the Churchmouse Yarns newsletter. The pattern is available for free from their site. I have not found this pattern linked to Ravelry yet so I can only mention it there and hope others find it.
I have two of them started, one is for a shop sample out of the Red Heart Stardust fingering, very sparkly. And the other is out of a new yarn I discovered at Hobby Lobby put out by Premier Yarns and called Wool Free Sock. The colorway I am using for this one is called Grand Canyon. I am making it for the shop owner because she is allergic to wool.
The premise of the pattern is simple, you knit 12 rows of K2P2 cuff and then just knit around the 64 stitches until you have a scarf long enough, then knit the last 12 rows in K2P2. The pattern calls for 830 yards to total a scarf about 7 feet long, however you can do it whatever length you want.
The picture here is from the Churchmouse site because neither of mine are long enough to take a good picture yet.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
One of the first things I ran across when I was researching apron patterns was a book called Dozens of Ways to Repurpose Pillowcases by Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott. It has some very fun projects in it, including an apron that I want to make. It is called the Layer Cake Apron.
I went looking for the pillowcases at Goodwill however did not find the embroidered ones as shown. So I bought some fun top sheets and pillow cases for $1 a piece and brought them home for the future apron that I would create.
In the process, I found another pattern that worked beautifully for I have found. It is called the Cottage Inspired Apron and is free from the Better Homes and Gardens website (www.bhg.com).
I finished it this weekend and used some of the leftover materials from the lap quilt I made from a kit I purchased at Snappy Quilts in Denver. I think it will make a cute picnic quilt or to throw on the patio table this summer.
All in all, a productive weekend.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
In preparation for my next Charm School class the end of the month, I have been cutting and piecing the center section of the project we will be working on.
The point of Charm School, in case you were wondering, is to learn new ways to use the charm packs that come in a large variety of fabric lines. These little 5-inch squares of fabric have a large range of possibilities and it is so much fun to see what others have imagined for them.
This project will eventually turn into a 42-inch table topper or wall hanging. The one pictured here is the shop sample, I plan to do two corners with the flowers applique.
The other picture are the pieces I have constructed to build the four blocks for the center. I am using the charm pack Stone Chips from Northcott with a corresponding Northcott fabric for the background pieces.
Happy projecting to all~!