Monday, August 31, 2009
This is my finished *bonus* cloth for KAL from Monthly Dishcloths for August -
pattern compliments of Alli [from knitwitsalley]
~she contributed this as a bonus for our pre-Knitting Calendar for 2010 ~
talented woman, Alli ~
My cloth is knit in Cottonease, color is an avocado green [I lost track of the yarn wrap with color and info........when I find it, I'll repost with *official* color] ~
This cloth was fun to do - and the border was unique - in fact, I'm trying it on another cloth I just started.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
please stand by...................
phooey : (
A scanner I borrowed from a friend is not doing what I need -
it's scanning and saving pictures/objects in such large sizes and I can't reduce them to a size that this site can handle.
Back to the drawing board......
hopefully........soon........I will get my cloths posted for you to see.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Em's Knits: Em's easy Egg Cosies
I adapted her pattern/idea to my own ~
wanted to do something *fun* for my aunt and uncle who are having their 60th Anniversary - they ran a Poultry Farm for many years [Addison, Steuben Co., NY] - the party is tomorrow - and these *good eggs* will be there to celebrate on top of my bag of knit dishcloths that I've been knitting up this past week for them -
Below are the dishcloths I knit up for them ~
Sunday, August 23, 2009
seems it's been very slow to get things back up and running -
when you are like me, and not real tech-savvy, having a computer crash is a big hurdle to get over and recover from!!
Just finished this "chickie" dishcloth - am working on a batch of cloths for my aunt and uncle's 60th Anniversary party next week! They had a poultry farm for many years - therefore, had to do at least one chick!
You can find the pattern for this cloth at Melissa's page:
Friday, August 7, 2009
Having trouble with my scanner and my computer - so I can't post my own work right now -
so am showing you a couple really lovely examples of others -
this one - you will find a lovely ladies' bag this woman made, using broomstick as a panel on the side -
[you can see it at her site by clicking on the sample above]
~ You can also find a step-by-step direction by clicking the pink square sample on the blog list along the sidebar
~ Here's what Wikipedia says:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Broomstick lace is a historic crochet technique from the 1800s which is done using a crochet hook and another long slender item such as a knitting needle. It is also known as jiffy lace and peacock eye crochet. Traditionally a broomstick was used, hence the name, but the modern variant is a lightweight plastic knitting needle or smooth wooden craft dowel. A larger knitting needle or dowel will result in a lacier effect, while a smaller will provide a more closely woven effect. Because the fabric created is soft yet stable, it is well suited for clothing and blankets.