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« Reply #230 on: April 25, 2011 04:57:30 PM »

Slowly, but slowly....  I had a big push to finish some Easter-related crafts in the last week or so -- but it's back to knitting now!

Hope everyone had a great weekend, and we're all on to chocolate-bunny-fueled crafts!
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« Reply #231 on: April 26, 2011 04:59:57 PM »

I saw the pics in the 50/2011 thread...the chick and bunny are cute...and the recycled sweater bunnies, too...=]

I've been busy w/grannies and so been eyeballing the patchwork sampler just waiting to be picked up....perhaps tomorrow afternoon!!
« Reply #232 on: April 27, 2011 11:58:01 PM »

work has taken over my life!!! my goodness i have had no time. hopefully after we wrap itl get easier with LOTS of time in the editing room to knit!

I want to make a quilt from squares from other craftsters. want to send a square? lets swap!

i also would love to swap for handspun yarn!!!!!!!

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« Reply #233 on: April 28, 2011 05:34:42 AM »

I've been so distracted for the last couple of months!  Progress is slow for me, too.  I was thinking...while looking through my Stitches Midwest brochure, that there is a class that I would like to take there in August to embellish this project.  Adding embroidery stitches and beading, etc.  I think it would really add some pzzazz.  And I can practice the stitching I'd like to do on felted handbags, taboot! =]

That should give me lots of 'distraction/stitching time' to finish the last two panels.   Roll Eyes
« Reply #234 on: May 03, 2011 10:05:22 AM »

The embellishing sounds like fun -- and a whole new level of craft!

I'm trying to talk myself out of going back to the yarn store.  I have enough of the white for one more square, -- but the pillow needs at least 3.  The white I used for the rest of the project was one of those jumbo one pounder skeins, and I hesitate to buy another one.  And since there's so much white in the blanket, I'd like it all to match.

Then again -- I'll always use it somewhere else, won't I?  And who knows what else I might find.....
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« Reply #235 on: May 04, 2011 09:30:43 PM »

  Go ahead and buy the white, Yofi! You can always trade it with someone for their leftovers. Or just make a white baby blanket with the left-overs?
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« Reply #236 on: May 05, 2011 09:11:36 AM »

Since it is white yarn, you could always try dying it different colors! That could be fun. Cheesy

« Reply #237 on: May 05, 2011 09:54:21 AM »

It's just acrylic (altho' with a nice feel to it!) so I don't know how well it would take dye -- but white's good too!  I mean, it's not like I'm going to stop knitting any time soon -- plenty of life left to use up good yarn.  ("Sorry Mr. Death, I can't go yet -- my stash won't let me leave!")

Heading into the home stretch, starting the second pillow.  Hopefully I’ll have finished the bulk of the knitting by next weekend, and can make the pillow covers and knit the border on the blanket.  I’m painting the two attic bedrooms this summer, one pale green, the other cool blue, with white trim, linen and red accents – and I think this will be perfect on the daybed!

The bottom, dark blue square is the Diamonds and Crosses I posted a while back.  It’s actually not bad looking on the reverse side, either.

The white square is a fun pattern I cal “Bay Scallops” for lack of any other name.  (I didn’t invent the pattern, but the book I took it from doesn’t give names.  As always, if you see a pattern I’ve ‘renamed’ and know it by something else, let me know!)

Bay Scallops
Multiple of 20 + 1
Row 1 (right side) K6, p9 *k11, p9 * -- repeat ** to last 6 stitches; k6
Row 2: P5, k11 *p9, k11 * -- repeat ** to last 5 stitches, p5
Row 3: K4, p13 *k7, p13 * -- repeat ** to last 4 stitches; k4
Row 4: P3, k4, p7, k4 *p5, k4, p7, k4 * -- repeat ** to last 3 stitches; p3
Row 5: K3, p3, k9 p3 *k5, p3, k9, p3 * -- repeat ** to last 3 stitches; k3
Row 6: P3, k2, p11, k2 *p5, k2, p11, k2 * -- repeat ** to last 3 stitches, p3
Row 7: K3, p1, k13, p1 *k5, p1, k13, p1 * -- repeat ** to last 3 stitches, k3
Row 8: As row 3
Row 9: As row 2
Row 10: K6, p9 *k11, p9 * -- repeat to last 6 stitches; k6
Row 11: K3, p4, k7, p4 *k5, p4, k7, p4 * -- repeat to last 3 stitches; k3
Row 12: P4, k3 *p7, k3 * -- repeat ** to last 4 stitches; p4
Row 13: K5, p2, k7, p2 *k9, p2, k7, p2 * -- repeat ** to last 5 stitches; k5
Row 14: p6, k1, p7, k1 *p11, k1, p7, k1 * -- repeat ** to last 6 stitches; p6

This is the other project I’ve been working on; a double knit totebag to be felted – so it’s enormous and takes twice as long to work as a single thickness project.  I’m under a bit of a time crunch on this one; it’s for a firend who is having a baby in June, and I want to her to enjoy it before we start bombarding her with baby-related crafts!

And then there’s the garden to get going…. And replacing the back patio… and beginning to scrape and paint the wood trim on the house… and….

Hope you’re all having fun with whatever you’re doing!

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« Reply #238 on: May 06, 2011 08:44:01 AM »

Hellooo, all!  VampedAngel and KLKing...=]  Yofi...sounds like you're keeping busy...cause I saw that you've been making jam!  Wink  And putting off knitting to do so...*tsk, tsk*  Cheesy

I'm no better...and I can't say as I've been doing much more than crocheting instead of knitting!   Wink
My project and a new ball of yarn just sitting there looking at me to pick them up!  I'll have to get another side or two done...that's all there is to it! 

Great new squares and a pattern to print off...thanks, Yofi...=]
« Reply #239 on: May 10, 2011 10:02:17 AM »

Welllllllll.... I broke down and bought more white yarn... it's like a pantry staple; it'll never go to waste!

No pictures today, but I finished another row for the second pillow sham with a square of KittyMom's double parallelgram and a intarsia heart.

Have a relatively light weekend this weekend, so I hope to finish up soon -- but I have a few more patterns to share.

Craft on!
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