Ready to start the toe. This is a first for the short row heel and the star toe for me.
Short row heel done – I had to zip it back 3 times….I put a “LifeLine” in (see closeup photo below) before I started the heel. I am so glad I did. Instead of dinkin back stitch by stitch….you just zip it —unravel to the lifeline…put needles back on and go. 3 times. yepp…
LifeLine inserted before starting heel
SSK Needle fatalities – 2 and counting…
I finally finished the wrap !!
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
The pattern is Mac & Me Silky Wool Wrap
I love ruffles. This is a very light and feminine shawl. It takes forever to do the ribbing for the length, and then the ruffles are added to each end. My ruffles are a little smaller than the pattern – I was running out of yarn.
I did get to wear it to the party last night….today I am recuperating.
Happy Valentines Day!!
WaMu delivered a special message to Seattleites in the form of a 293-foot Valentine that spells out L-O-V-E.
WaMu Center employees strategically closed window blinds to create the image. The L-O-V-E message will remain in place through Valentine’s Day. (Photo: Business Wire)
This is my first sock for the Rockin Sock Club 2008. It is designed by Adrienne Fong, called Serendipity. STR yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts is called Dragon Dance. Inside the label is a picture of a dragon and the word “ZU”…
Sometimes Magic happens.
I broke a needle!
I frogged the first sock – it was pooling instead of striping. I kept going – thinking, “I like the pooling, it sorta looks like flames here and there spiraling around the sock”….but, alas…I wanted the yarn to do it’s magic stripes…so I ripped.
I’m glad I did. It’s always fun seeing the stripes appear. I really like the design of the pattern – it’s very well written.
I’m using a size 1 needle. Making a size medium instead of large. The first one I ripped was a large and fit too big and was pooling.
This dishcloth is called Be My Dishcloth. It is a free pattern designed by Kristen. Click HERE to get the pattern.
More free patterns for Valentine’s Day (Heart/Love) are listed HERE
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This was a handout from a craft store. I have no idea where I got it – found it in a bunch of my crafty papers I was going through. I have had it a LONG time – and no name on it….so I will copy it here. Free pattern. It was free for me and looks like it’s been around a long time!
I think it would look better in a solid color. View Solid Color Here
1 ball of Sugar & Cream yarn
Size 10 Knitting Needles
Cast on 4 sts
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K2, YO, K to End
Repeat Row 2 until there are 36 sts on needle
Next 15 rows: K2, YO, K2tog, K to end
Next row: K2, YO, (K2tog) twice, K10, K2tog; place remaining 18 sts on holder
Next row: K2, YO, (K2tog), twice, K to end
Repeat last row until 9 sts remain
Last row: K2tog twice, K1, K2tog twice
Bind off remaining 5 sts
Place 18 sts from holder onto needle. Tie on yarn and finish in the same manner as the other side.
Weave in ends.
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