Monday, May 28, 2007

Francisca's Scarf

Yes, in less than a week we are headed off to Italy. To say I cannot wait is an understatement. While we are in Florence, we will be meeting with a stainglass artist who is working with my husband on a project. They have invited us over for dinner at their house. They, like me, also have two daughters who are near the same age as my own. Needless to say we are all looking forward to this evening. We wanted to take gifts for everyone and since I found out at such late notice that we are having dinner in their home, I knew I wouldn't have a great deal of time to make something for the wife, Francisca, so I made her this scarf.

I love this scarf. I've made it before, and then ended up giving it away as a gift. I really need to make another one for me because I loved wearing it. It is called the Trellis scarf from Interweave Knit's Scarf Style book. The scarf (trellis part) is crocheted. Very quick and very easy. Then you just knit 10 roses and arrange them anyway you like. Again, very fast project that looks really nice on I think. Here is my daughter "modeling" the scarf for me. Never will say no to being in front of a camera!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Dishcloth Exchange

In one of the groups I belong to, Mary's Knitting and Crocheting Group, there was a sign-up to exchange a dishcloth with 11 other people. So, every month you send a dishcloth (and some goodies if you want to) to the person who signed up for that month. My month is May, and although I can tell I won't receive all 11 packages, I have received some very nice cloths. I received a particularly nice "puffy' from Nicole and just had to share it.

Isn't the flower theme she sent adorable? Packets of flower seeds, flower shaped scented cancles, and flower list pad and the best of all, the sunflower dishcloth. I love all the thought she put into her puffy. So, so sweet.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Traveling Hook

Have you ever heard of this? I didn't either. But then I was invited to join one. It is where a crochet hook, a pen and a notebook get mailed to you from someone else on the list. I received the package which also included an adorable washcloth as a present for me with the pattern. With the hook you are supposed to make something for charity, write about it, or anything you want to I guess, and then mail it off to the next person on the list. I made a pair of Baby Booties. Well, actually since the hook was bigger than what the pattern called for, they are really slippers for Toddlers, but I now have found an incredibly easy baby bootie pattern that I can whip up in about 1-1/2 hours. I wish I could tell you where I got the pattern. I can't, other than to say that I found it online for free. I think maybe I should start something like this with a pair of knitting needles as well.

Its also nice to be working on something new. I'm now working on knitting a baby hoodie sweater for a friend who is having their first baby. A baby boy. I think I'll make a pair of matching socks. I'm not one much for showing partial projects. I did that once and then never finished the project. Call me superstitious. Anyway, as soon as I finish the project I'll post it.

Oh, only a little more than a week until we go to Italy. Can't wait to shop for yarn there!!!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Two final Rune Letters: NG and O

Finally! The last two Rune Letters.
Rune Letter NG

Rune Letter O

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Rune Letters D and L

Rune Letter D

Rune Letter L

Whew! Only two more letters to go -- letters NG and O.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Rune Letters B, E and M

Rune Letter B

Rune Letter E

Rune Letter M

Only 4 more to go. I should be able to knock Letter L out quickly. The remaining three are going to be a little bit challenging, so bear with me those of you who are actually waiting on these patterns.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Rune Letter T

Slowly but surely, all the letters are getting done. I'll have two more tomorrow. I have already written them and knitted them, but I haven't had a chance to block and photograph them, or to type up the patterns.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Rune Letters P, Z or -R, and S

Rune Letter P

Rune Letter Z or -R

Rune Letter S

Rune Letter T is almost finished so I hope to have it posted tomorrow.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Rune Letter EI

Here is Rune Letter EI or Eihwaz. Only 11 more to go.....

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Rune Letter J or Y

This little guy was kind of tricky. This is the third cloth I made. I actually am pleased with the way it came out. Now I just need to learn to block better! As always, the pattern is free listed on the right, just scroll down. I'm working now on letter EI.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Rune Letters I and N

Rune Letter I

Rune Letter N

These patterns can be found on the right, just scroll down to free patterns. All the Rune Alphabet that I have designed so far is under one heading. I am working on the Letter J or Y and hope to have that as well as the letter EI out by tomorrow.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Two more Rune Letters

Two more Rune letters -- W or V, and H. The patterns can be found under Rune Alphabet on the right, just scroll down.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Back to the land of knitting

Don't you hate it when life gets in the way. I have just recently been able to pick up a pair of needles again. And the first thing I want to do is continue and complete working on the Rune Letter Alphabet and to assemble the U.S. afghan that I've put aside while I completed direction of The King and I at my daughters' school. The show was fabulous, if I do say so myself. But now, it is a little time for, here is the first letter in a long time in the Rune Alphabet -- the Letter G. The pattern can be located under free patterns on the right. Just scroll down to Rune Alphabet.