August 31, 2008

Another crochet dishcloth...

This is the Little Starbursts Dishcloth Pattern done in some of the cotton from my recent stash enhancement. I am kinda disappointed that the starburst pattern doesn't show up as good with dark colors. Pattern can be found here... http://bloomingpatterns.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_archive.html

August 28, 2008

6 lovely dishcloths from Kathy in Florida


Kathy sent me 6 beautiful dishcloths. She was once told no one would like or appreciate her "rags". Well, I think it is definitely THEIR loss and my gain. Do not ever be ashamed of your beautiful work. Direct them to this blog and show them how much they are appreciated. I will treasure them Kathy!

Potholder swap..

WOW! What an absolute sweetheart are you!
Sharecropper sent me a beautiful pair of hand made earrings in a beautiful coral color, a fave of mine! a giant clear red Clothes pin I will be adding a magnet to and putting on fridge, 2 beautiful and thick potholders that we all got a sneak peak of on her blog... and the pictures do them NO justice at all, they are very nice and very plush!
Then I also scored from her trip to Pisgah... are you sitting down... she sent me 2 cotton pounder's in baby pink (already using it for a baby feet cloth) and light grape, 4 skeins of double worsted weight cotton in pastel pink (hmmmm, thinking abi's slippers maybe), 1 skein each color of the double worsted weight cotton in Shrimp, burnt orange, shocking pink, rose pink, Lt purple and daisy ombre, 3 fat skeins of a beautiful rainbowish ombre mill ends, 1 of light pink, peach ombre and a small one of dark rose, a bag of mill ends (1 lb ?) in variegated pinks n purples AND 3 skeins of Red Heart Sport yarn in Red, Black and White . ooooohhhhh and smarties candies!!! What a score! Thank you so much sharecropper! Did I say WOW yet???

August 26, 2008

Abi's Slippers in Peaches & Creme Light Blue

I made Abi's slippers with the Light Blue #26 from Peaches & Creme and they only took about 2 hours! I added 1 row to the toe area and one row to the sole area and also added another increase to the row after the 1st increase to make them come a little higher on the ankle area, They are sooooo comfy! Like footie's only better! I am going to do the puff paint on the bottom after they are washed the 1st time to make them non skid. Love that 3d paint, it works so well to make slippers skid free! Just a few lines here and there and no sliding! I can see a set in all my cotton colors coming soon! I wear a size 9 or 10 shoe and these fit perfectly with only two rows added, I also did 2 rows of SC around the top edge and did a decrease at the round by the toe on both sides both rounds to snug up a little better on the top. Pattern here.... http://www.geocities.com/gossgirl2/abislippers.htm

August 17, 2008

Knitted 12" Square for the Instant Afghan for Charity...

WOW! Look at the even stitches! I am even impressed with myself! I decided since we have already received a couple of knitted squares, that I would give it a try and viola! YEAH! I did row of knit then a row of Purl in each color on size 10 needles and made it 11 1/2 inches. I am going to do a row of single crochet around it... what color though?


August 03, 2008

Yellow Butterfly and Blue Illusion Heart Dishcloths (knitted)

Well... I tore out yet another valentine surprise cloth so I found another pattern to practice on to get better and get this tension thing down. It is HARD! Very different from my crochet! I have the tension down pat there! Not in knitting though! But...
Here is my 2nd (finished) dishcloth... Again, I know it's not perfect.. but getting there, at least I didn't lose a row this time! LOL See.... no funny line going through the middle of my cloth! YEAHHHH!!! I used #5 needles on the butterfly....
And this is my 3rd knit dishcloth and it is the Illusion Heart Dishcloth and I need MORE, MORE, MORE patterns for this!!! Done in light blue and dark blue, looking at one angle, just looks like a goofed up striped cloth, but from the 2nd angle it is a heart.... LOVE THESE!!! Also, I need to learn how to take a better picture of the Illusion Dishcloths so it will come across better. I used Bamboo #8 needles for this one.
Heart Illusion cloth pattern is here... http://laurasknits.googlepages.com/illusionheartdishcloth