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Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Other Two

I promised pictures of the brown child's hat (in process) but it is really too hard to tell. Will post when it's finished. Right now I am working on Isabelle's scarf. And I will also work on the denim colored capelet and post a picture when it's done. I want to have a picture on here with me wearing it. So sorry about that... you got washcloth pictures instead. Please don't shoot me.

Oh and yes, the local good yarn store is having a sale through today so I have to go back and see if I can find another good bargain. I got the eyelash fur funky stuff for the 3 scarves for the girls plus 2 balls of soft alpaca the last time. I had a filled "frequent buyer" card which took me years because I hardly ever shop there and because if you get it on sale, you can't get a stamp. I used that $20 and it ended up costing me $1.07. So I still have money in my yarn budget. Gonna go buy myself some more of that nice alpaca which is usually $5/ball (it's very small) and with a couple of those I am going to make a scarf for my mom's cousin and I think I will buy enough to make one for my friend Vicky for her birthday. I was going to make her a doily but I can't get motivated. I am thinking I will make her one in the pattern I shared with her (triangle accent scarf) which is what I am making Susan for her birthday.

Anyway I need to make a list of what I need to make and the deadline and GET MOTIVATED AND MOVING AND KNITTING AND CROCHETING! I have been lazy of late. And, of course, I saw a washcloth pattern I want to do. Yikes!

I do so much better with a list!

Oh I have to share this because I really liked it. I want to give credit where credit is due! There is a really nice husband and wife team who own and operate a store called "Spinning Yarns" in Dover, New Hampshire. When I am visiting my mom they are my local yarn shop. Anyway, she is a member of Ravelry (as am I - usename is, of course, Mutantpenguin). I looked at her profile and her philosophy about UFOs is inspiring. She says she never has more than 13 UFOs at a time because any more than 13 is unlucky. Isn't that great?!? I LOVE IT! Now I know why I just always gravitate there when I'm in New Hampshire!

Finished Washcloths

Here are some washcloths I have finished which were either made on vacation or just recently. I made two of the "Pink Chains" and gave one of them away in a "Think Pink" swap at swap-bot. I liked it so much I made one for me! Here they are:

And here is the one which is called "Pink Chains" because it's pink and the pattern name is "Chains". It's so easy and pretty!

Friday, June 12, 2009


Over the weekend I will post pictures, promise. I finished the pink washcloth for me that matched the one I gave away in a recent swap. I will take a picture of the denim capelet which is about 3 rows away from being done. And a picture of the experiment - a crochet hat in brown. I am liking the way it is turning out. It's a child's pattern. I will probably give the brown one to my brother's grandson since he has brown hair and eyes. I have a different color for Matt. And I am working on something for Susan's granddaughters. I need to get my fingers busy this weekend!