Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mitered Square Striped Afghan

I've started a new project to use up some of the inherited acrylic yarn I just couldn't get rid of. A Friend of my parents mother died and she had about 5 garbage bags of yarn that was going to be thrown out. So I took it. I went through it all and yes, it was all Acrylic. I kept some select skeins, but I found a lady who makes makes afghans for homeless shelters, so she got most if it.

I found some mice brushed acrylic ( Red Heart Symphony) at Michaels on clearance for 2.00/skein in a purple/black colorway. I've been wanting to make a purple-ish afghan for the house so I bought some up. I figured I could do something with is. So I started mixing it with different colors of the acrylic and settled on mitered squares. I don't like the look of just miters in a blanket so I am breaking them up with striped squares to make a larger block, sort of quilt-like.

Here it is in Progress:
Block afghan IP

It is going really fast because it is doubled yarn, and I'm knitting it on size 13 needles. And the brushed acrylic makes it really soft.

I'm planning on writing up this pattern and posting it on Ravelry when I am finished or nearly finished.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My Store is Up on Ravelry

I've got my store up on Ravelry. The Izzy Socks are now available via the side bar on this blog or on Ravelry for Free. Let me know what you think of them. I've had a few people that I have sent the pattern to who have sent back pictures of their versions. I love seeing all the different colorways people choose. I will add the pictures to the pattern page but I need to go back and find them in my emails.
Keep up the good knitting!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Update on Knitting Projects and Trying to Post Izzy Sock Pattern on Ravelry

I'm trying to post the Izzy's sock pattern (.pdf file) to Ravelry. I'm just waiting for them to approve me. Hopefully this won't take too long. I have the .pdf file just waiting to be downloaded.

I've been very busy crocheting and knitting away. I will be posting all the latest and greatest pictures this weekend.
I've completed the following:
Amigurumi Mouse from Roxy Crafts


Summer bathing suit coverup (my own pattern). It's just a simple open weave pattern in an unmercentized cotton to help absorb water after I swim.

Bonsai Tunic vest (Interweave Knits)


In Progress:
Entrelac socks (Interweave Knits Spring 2007)


Crocheted Rug Knit Simple

I will try to update my Ravelry soon.

I'd rather be Knitting!!