Monday, February 2, 2009
I made this scarf as a b-day present for my friend Sara while I was in Europe. She said she wanted something cool from Europe and I figured what could be cooler than a scarf made while I was traveling around the continent. I bought the yarn for this scarf in Bern and began working on it on the train from Italy to Vienna. I actually didn't finish it until I got back but it technically was in every country I was in so it is well traveled.
I used about 3 skeins that were approximately 80 meters each. The yarn was a wool, cotton, and acrylic. Approximatley 275 yards 2 parts color A 1 part color B
Size J hook
With color A chain 16 turn and then 15 sc in the previous row ch 1 to turn
repeat color A for 19 more rows. (20 rows total)
Join in turn with color B. Sc in each stitch turn. Repeat for 10 rows.
Continue pattern with 20 rows of color A and the 10 rows of color B until desired length.
End with block of color A.
finish off and join in ends.
Posted by KollegiateHooker at 3:56 PM
Here are some pictures of the xmas presents I made. The above is the purse I made for my cousin Anna. It was made out of Modea Dream in purple and black. In 2007, I bought several skeins, about 10-ish of it in purple and black because I found them at Hobby Lobby for 74 cents each. With the purple I made a stuffed animal (the purple people eater in my picture box), 2 sets of scarves and purses for my lil' cousins last year and a pair of mittens.This project used almost all of what I had left from it. I ended up with enough black to make a couple scrap squares and about 2 feet of purple. I am so glad to be done with that yarn.
This is one of the hats for my lil boy cousins and they ended up being too small so I took them back and I am trying to figure out how to fix them.
This is the pre felted pre sewn picture of the coin purse I made for my grandmother out of the mill ends from Lamb Pride. It ended up felting beautifully but when I sewed in the zipper and sewed the rest together it ended up looking like a clamshell but my grandmother seem to like it anyway.
Posted by KollegiateHooker at 3:32 PM
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Sorry for the long delays of posts. I was on vacation with my family from xmas through New Years and then I was gone for a week at a rural service retreat. While I was gone I let my family borrow my computer and it managed to get a terrible virus and crash. Then school started and my computer was in computing services for 3 weeks. I finally just got it back and I have spent the whole weekend trying to just updates and such. I am trying to work on updates and such as quickly as possible but work and school are taking up all my time and energy at the moment.
Posted by KollegiateHooker at 12:24 PM