Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Back in May Carol attended the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. It must be immense from the number of vendors listed. She got into a conversation with the owner of Cestari Sheep and Land Co. and mentioned the work 3RC does. She wanted to gather up some "sale" yarn to bring back and hand out to the group for holiday sales items. When the gentleman found out what she was doing, he gave her an additional discount.
Again we have benefited from the generosity of strangers. A shout out of thanks to Cestari Sheep and Land Co. I'm working on a knitted lace scarf with the 2 skeins Carol gave me. Thanks, Carol.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The baby blanket was made with Sirdar Snuggly, which I think is the softest acrylic for making baby things. The main part of the blanket was Tunisian knit stitch. I found the edging in an afgan book but I had to rework the basic # of stitches to get the ruffly result. It's was rather close to what I wanted to create.
The handkerchief was worked in size 10 Elizabeth thread on an all ready to go hanky square. I was using a pattern from the 50's that used much finer thread. So once again I had to use some math to get the basic pattern started. I also had to reduce the number of stitches again in the final row because the heavier thread was taking up too much space.
I was initially disappointed in the Elizabeth thread because it had so many breaks in the strands and had lumped up. I had to do a lot of cutting out and restarting with quite a few ends to bury. This particular ball of thread was a freebie. After that I've made other projects using other balls of the Elizabeth thread that was purchased and had no problem. Perhaps just the luck of the draw.
I was very pleased with how these projects turned out.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Finally she is showing off her own zip back at a press of a button measuring tape. It came from Carol with its own crocheted cozy. When Constance was teaching a beginning crochet class at the Humane Society, she mentioned to Carol that she was using a roll up by hand measuring tape that she'd had for 25 years. She told her students to invest in a tape that rolls up by itself. Carol thought Constance should move into the 20th century, too. Nice gift Carol. Not everyone has a measuring tape cozy!
Monday, July 16, 2012
The yellow center was a donation and Phyllis turned it into a baby blanket. She donated that one and the two others. I've blogged about the big blue afghan as she worked to figure out how to use the squares. It finally turned out fantastic!
Then she surprised us with her final creation. I believe that "granny square" idea will be going longer than me. In the hands of someone like Phyllis it looks new and modern.
Phyllis never hangs around long but she loves to drop by. We're always excited to see her because she is bound to have something interesting to show. She says she likes the group because we appreciate her work. Well, we know what it takes to produce beautiful results and we always respect that effort.
We all know someone's going to get a great gift from Linus Project now.
Friday, July 13, 2012
The old fashioned "knitting machine" was a real attention grabber. Great for making tubes. Imagine a pair of socks in a night!
Schenley Plaza remains one of the best places for our KIP because of the size and it's free!
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Yona comes to the group when ever she can. Of course, we always are really happy to see her AND what new items she has dreamed (nightmared) up. Actually, her creations aren't scary, but really fun.
These two look like feet to me. Happy feet??? But if I keep looking, I start to think space aliens. Either way, wouldn't a child be thrilled with one of these wathchamacallits that look so friendly?
Yona is alway working on something new. She does it to amuse herself. She must laugh alone by herself a lot. Hmmm.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
This afghan was gifted to Paulette's sister. The yarn is Road to China: a blend of alpaca, cashmere, camel, and silk. She says it is really soft (sounds like it). Paulette also says "a dream to work with".
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
I will contact interweave with your email address so they can send you the free pdf to download. Hope you make many fine afghans and thoroughly enjoy the book.
Anyone having a problem with my afghan pattern can contact me here or on ravelry where I am dhalpern3. I'm glad to give support.