I finally got around to do these yoyos. I started them (not these ones specifically) last year from a thread I got on the CAL... never did get any further than making one or two of them from this ugly blue I had...
After I finished my Sudoku afghan, I had a lot of left overs of the same weight yarn, so I decided to do the yoyos again last month. I just got inspired all of a sudden.
I made a whole bunch, then decided that I was going to make a baby blanket out of yoyos for my cousin's new baby girl. So I went on a stash dive for pinks and baby and girl inspired colors... these colors were the best ones I could come up with.
one month later... but really only like 8 days worth of work... It took about 5 days ranging from 2-4 hours a night assembling. this includes weaving in the ends and actually assembling the yoyos together.
Before that, like 3 days of making the yoyos from about also 2-4 hours a day. the days making them were continuous, but the lapse in between was why it took so long. I took a break, and well didn't feel like weaving in the ends.
Now the specifics.
Hook: H hook Yarn: Various DK, and Worsted. It's mostly worsted, but some DK got thrown in. Including, Ambrosia from knitpicks, wool-ease, and some other random ones that were scraps, which I don't remember. The white border is one full ball of SWS in the snow color. I had enough left over of the SWS to make one yoyo for another yoyo project.
Measures: 10 rows of 15 yoyos each (43" x 24") (it's really not wide enough on one end for a baby blanket... but oh wells, my cousin can wear it like a shawl... like this!) although it's holey, it's still warm... odd huh?
more pictures of more progress in my flickr set labeled yoyo. (if you're into that sort of pic by pic stuff, which I am.)
I had my Cousin's newborn in mine when I started this one. It's 15 yoyos per row. in mostly pinkish tones. I was going to connect with gray yarn, but I ran out... so it might just be a mishmash of whatever colors I have available...
I think i said in an earlier post that I was going to do this... finally, one year later, I have some progress other than just single yoyos hanging out!
(yes, that is my messy bedroom) this is a scrap blanket I'm starting up for... i guess myself. this one is in 25 yoyos per row, lined with black.
I think that bag made from yoyos is such a great idea... that brown one is great! so clever!!
Hello ladies, I am going to take a break this month from this swap. Thanks everyone!.
I'm located in California, and no pet nor smoke. However, I live with my BIL, who does smoke. He smokes OUTSIDE, but as I'm sensitive to Cigarette smells if he comes into the house freshly from smoking the cigarette smell lingers for a bit, but he's not home too often. I don't ever smell smoke on my craft items, but i feel that since I am super sensitive to smells I should disclaimer that plus i feel like each home smells differently anyway, so things coming from other houses will just have a smell, but that is just me.
Thanks for shopping, I hope there is something that you like!
I'm adding a new hat to my repertoire of hats, foliage from knitty. Your hat will be also in wintergreen, this is from the extra yarn that i have left over on the one that i made above.
Owl Hat in Vanna's Choice Honey These will be made to order, I will be cranking these out when claimed, please let me know if you need that hat to be made large or small, otherwise, i'd just make it average.
Claims from me: AQ - Foliage Hat (1 Point) send by march 10 2008 Atusko - 3 Owl hats (3 Points) send by March 10 2008
Claims I have made:
POINTS Started with: 2 Current:0 Pending:4 TOTAL: 6
i got my two bags in the mail today, one from Avesthel and one from Sansa.
When i first got Avesthel's bag, it was bigger than i had imagined it. I was thinking originally that i'd like to use it to hold misc things for my knitting, but when i brought it up stairs and looked at the size properly, it seemed to be the perfect size to hold one sock knitting WIP. So how perfect is this? I love it. When i showed it to my sister, she thought i had purchased it online, like actual purchase. she was surprised to hear that it was from a swap, she thought it was very professionally made, and japanese inspired.
I also got the long awaited bag from Sansa in the mail. We had a lot of communications going back and forth on what was available in her store, and such, but i stuck it out and it's worth the wait. I'm always surprised when i see overseas mailings. sorry you had to pay a lot of postage, Sansa. But i love the bag. It's very thickly lined, and too pretty to use for everyday groceries. I think I may reserve this bag for my yarn purchases, cuz I don't want it to get dirty. So pretty!!
it's very hard to photograph black during the night.
(what to do with a handspun yarn? ) somehow stumble upon yarn harlot's one row handspun scarf pattern. What about yardage? with only 85 yds, how am i going to make it stretch? stripe it of course! Hm, I have some alpaca left overs, let's go with that?
Hm... Maybe not! Oh! I spied a solid white left over ball in my stash, what about that??
BINGO! looking good muppets!
and Tada! One month later from original cast on date, I'm done!! CO: Jan 5 2008 FO: Feb 11 2008 Pattern: Yarn Harlot's One row Handspun Scarf Needle: US 7 Yarn: Handspun: The Muppets Band by Whisp3rd & Patons Classic Wool :Aran