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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Small Happenings

Yes, I continue to work on small things. After I finished the mat for the fridge I decided to alter the pattern size and make some small coasters. Here are two of them:

To crochet these took no more than 15 minutes. And they are cute. But yes, I have been working on washcloths. I made one in a raspberry color, burgundy and a different shade of blue. I forgot to take a picture of the lilac colored one I made and sent to Mom for her birthday. Anyway, these are all different patterns. Here are the raspberry and burgundy. I know you can see the pattern of the burgundy but I am still experimenting with where to take pictures so if you can't see the pattern on the raspberry, I apologize.

The pattern for this blue one came from the internet from a site I love because they give you the pattern. You add your own border. I like to always use this: knit 4 rows top and bottom (to start and end) and knit 4 stitches left side and right side (beginning and end) every row. Nice border. Anyway, the example of this pattern showed 3 squares and I thought I'd just square it out entirely. So using their pattern (multiple of x + x which in this case was 10 + 2***) I made it 4 squares across and 4 squares high. Kinda cute. Here's the picture:

***NOTE: Patterns that are written like this (# + # stitches) are hard to figure out. Here's the rule: It says, for instance "multiple of 10 + 2". This means it is multiples of 10 (10, 20, 30, 40, 50) +2, not 12, 24, 36, 48, 60. So it if says multiples of 5 + 1, you'd do 6, 11, 16, 21 etc. Because this is confusing I wanted to offer some clarification if you needed it. Or a friendly reminder. :)


  • At 5:49 PM, Blogger Diane said…

    Hi Lynn, thanks for the link to your blog through swap-bot. I've spent a lot of time reading through your blog, picking at random posts from 2007 and 2008. When you are writing about your feelings, it is such good reading, and I felt for you many times. You seem to be a very strong person who is coping with life. I also live along, although my mother (93 years old) lives in the same apartment building.
    I'm impressed with your output of crochet and knitting, and I really think that you try a pair of socks!!! I'm sure that you will become quite the pro at turning heels. Good luck with everything.

    All the best


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