Pattern: Generic toe up socks using a short row toe and flap heel. Blueberry waffle pattern for the cuffs.
Yarn: Trekking color 90
Amount: 1 skein
Needles: Size 1 addi turbos
Gauge: About 9 sts to the inch
Another pair for the boy. No happy boy pic this time for the finished object since we can’t seem to be near a camera in daylight together lately. As always I love the way Trekking works up and I felt like it took forever to finish these! Why do boy feet have to be so gosh darned big?! This makes my 4th finished pair during the Summer of Socks. I’m almost to my goal of 6 pairs!!
Pattern: White Chicken from “Ultimate Book of Pot Holders” by Annie’s Attic
Yarn: Sugar and Cream Cotton
Amount: Probably less than 1 skein (I was working from a cone) with a bit of accent colors
Hook: Size H Brittney Birch
Crocheted: In about 4 hours on 8/20/06
As I mentioned in the last post, we are going to Maine this weekend to visit HWJF’s parents and have a big picnic with his family (I’ve met his parents once and I haven’t met any of the other family yet. Eek!). I thought it would be nice to have a little thank you gift for them for having us up for the weekend. Apparently they like chickens. So the search for a dishcloth pattern began. Do you know how hard it is to find a stinking dishcloth pattern with a chicken on it?! Hard! I didn’t find anything I liked online so off I went to A.C. Moore where this was the *only* book that had anything chicken related in it. Can you believe that? What’s the deal with chicken discrimination anyway? So the plan for now is to make the other one that the book shows in the car on the way. Wish me luck!
Pattern: Made up! (Cast on 50 stitches, knit a few rows, pick up evenly around, decrease for a while, knit until you run out of yarn)
Yarn: Cascade 220
Amount: 1 skein
Needles: Size 11 addi turbos
Knit: over a couple of weeks
This is kind of a dumb thing but I’ll show it off anyway. We don’t really have a good place to put our mail and I was inspired by all the books with felted bowls and boxes that are floating around lately to make a felted mailbox. I just wanted something simple that would sit on the stand by the door to the apartment that we could put mail in without it looking like a mess all over the place. One skein of 220 and two trips through the washer later and this is what I got. It pretty much stands up on its own and I think it will serve the purpose. The original plan was to make one for each of us but I was so damn bored making this one I don’t think I could stand to do it again!
So there you have it. The run down of what I’ve actually finished lately. So very interesting I bet you are snoring away aren’t you?
The SnB yarn swap was fun last night. I ended up with the highest number the first time around but was happy to end up with some sock yarn (shocking, I know) and some cotton that I might try to dunk in Koolaid and see what happens. And I unloaded a couple things too which never hurts!
We are now off to Maine for three days and I’m totally excited. A little nervous, but definitely excited. I so look forward to the times that I have even one day off from work and I don’t have to put up with 5th Avenue traffic and noise. My only worry is that I’ll freeze my buns off at night (lows in the mid to lower 50s is a bit different from what we’ve had here lately!)! I think a certain cabled sweater might make an appearance. In between family stuff we plan on making a yarn run and doing a couple of other fun things so I should have good stuff to report. Have a great weekend and I’ll be back Monday night or thereafter!
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