Saturday, April 21, 2007

Its been a long time...

Well, life has got in the way and I have hardly had any time at all this month to knit. My knitting friends told me they are worried about me. A musical I am directing has apparently consumed my every waking moment, and it is only now, at 12:40 a.m. that I have a few moments to write before I go and drop into bed. I just wanted to share the pattern for the latest KAL that I made for my group. I thought it was kind of pretty. My show, well it goes up next weekend, so I only have one more week to dedicate to it -- then I am going on a binge of knitting!!!

This pattern is called the zig zag and although I wrote it for an afghan square, you can easily knit it with cotton for a washcloth. The pattern is listed on the right -- just scroll down under free patterns.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Another Rune Alphabet Letter

Well I finally took some time to go back and create another Rune Letter -- as you can clearly see, the letter R or Raidho (pronounced "rye-though"). With all my obligated charity knitting and assembling of afghans, etc., it is nice to have a little creative outlet. I'll admit, I'm not particularly happy with the way this "R" turned out, but I think I will leave it for now and continue. If it continues to bother me I will go back and redo it.

I've also been very busy assembling a U.S. Afghan for my charity group. Women from all over the U.S. and Canada made state squares and mailed them in. When I finish this puppy it will go to Warm Up America. I'm actually enjoying putting it together, but I am only working on it a little bit everyday.

Finally, I just have to show you an adorable book that I have been wanting to get. But it is now no longer published and was going for $45 + online. One of the members of my charity group, lovely Leslie Pinney from California, apparently found the book and surprised me with it as a gift. Can you believe that. I'm still just speechless and touched. The book is called KNIT A SQUARE AND MAKE A TOY. It is patterns for all of these super cute stuffed animals, clowns, mermaid, etc., and they are all made from knitted squares. Very creative. I can't wait to get started on making one, or more. Leslie -- you rock girl!!!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Easter egg!

Well, Easter is right around the corner and I couldn't resist designing a little Easter Egg afghan square/dishcloth for my KAL group and to give in my two dishcloth exchanges.

So if you need a last minute little Easter gift, this is a quick knit.

I am in the process of assembling the USA afghan and will post an "in progress" photo later this weekend.

Oh, if you would like my little Easter Egg pattern, you will find it on the right -- just scroll down to free patterns.