Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Heart Blanket

One of the other projects that I've been working on using Aunt Vi's Yarn (besides all of the dishcloths!) is a beautiful baby blanket.  The project was almost finished when it arrived at my doorstep, and I had vowed to finish it for the next baby in the family.  However, as I neared the end of the dishcloth yarn, I realized that it would be best to just
finish it now so that I knew how much yarn I had left to use for family dishcloths.  In the end, I only did one more row of hearts, and left off the tassels (I thought they were hideous!), which left me with two whole skeins (and most of a third) for dishcloths!  Hooray!  Perhaps I will hit my mark of two-per-person!

Anyway, here's the result!

Ravelry Project

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Custom Fit Sweater - Success!

Before, I wrote about finally being convinced to try my hand at making a sweater.  Well, the time has come to report on the results, and I have to say, I'm a convert!

The sweater fits me nearly perfectly!  (The discrepancies are due to my impatience with the swatches...had I made a longer one, I would have been able to notice the stretch in the fabric over time.)  The sleeves are a little long, but the rest of it is perfect!
Even though it looks a little off in these pictures due to the fact that I'm wearing a puffy dress, I think you can sufficiently tell how happy I am with the results!  And I just love the buttons!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

School-ID Lanyard

I desperately needed a lanyard for my school ID, key, and whistle (to keep those kiddos in line!) once I finally got my teaching job, so I whipped this puppy up.

I repeated the same pattern that I had used previously for Debbie's Lanyard, except I did a right-side-out i-cord, and I was using a lighter weight yarn, so I used more stitches (I cast on 7 and did 4 on each strand).

I like the way it turned out, and I was able to (almost) use up the scrap from the Erie Canal Block, so that was another bonus.

Don't mind my picture!

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Ravelry Pattern

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Dishcloth Update (12)

Dishcloth Thirty-Four

A crocheted beauty, this pattern was a simple quick fix, only taking half an hour or so, and I love the result.

Ravelry Project
Ravelry Pattern

Dishcloth Thirty-Five

I was looking for a pattern that used less yarn (I'm starting to run out) and this fit the bill.  Quick to make, and a beauty.

Ravelry Project
Ravelry Pattern

Dishcloth Thirty-Six

Another of my double-sided cloths, I just love the persimmon yarn, though I have only a few scraps left.  Worth it, though!

Ravelry Project
Ravelry Pattern