Well, here are my projects and one is done! Ta Da! It's not the best but it's funny, it seems right about the time I'm winding up a new project is when I finally "get it" and start knitting like I do! LOL! You can tell my starting corner is pretty sad so maybe my idea of using great yarn should be reserved for the 2nd edition. Anyway...here is the good, the bad, and the ugly! LOL!
I like to see what I'm doing and how it's coming along but it was so tight on the circular and I was using the longest cable I had which I think was 42-46 or 40-42....anyway, there it is and despite the look it is all holding together! (So far anyway) LOL!
Below is the double strength potholder project. I've made 3 so far and plan on making more. They are super easy once you get the hang of it and make a really nice THICK potholder. I am making some coasters now and place mats would be nice in this thickness too. I didn't put a number on how many in my project but it's one of those patterns that I will be turning to time and again. It's a great project to watch t.v. with or when you want something brainlessly easy to work on. Those are MY kind of projects! LOL! The yarn I've been using for this is Peaches and Cream cotton that I buy at Walmart. It is inexpensive and works perfectly for these and comes in a whole variety of solids and variegated.
Granny Stripe table runner (crochet)
3 potholders (crochet)
Bath mat (knitted)
3 dish towels (knitted)
socks (2 pair, actually...........don't laugh) (knitting)
wool applique quilt/wall hanging (wool applique)
cross stitch (I'd show you but I've misplaced it and can't find it.....oh boy! Sad...very sad! LOL!) (cross stitch)
crocheted coaster and more potholders for gifts (crochet...ongoing...nice fill in between projects or while waiting for yarn to arrive in the mail! Ha! Ha!)
Blackberry Salad Striped Afghan (crochet)
Everyday Edgings (crochet)
Pinata Bag (crochet)
Cherry Jam (crochet)
Little Urchin Crochet Covered Sea Stones (crochet)
Seeing Stars Blanket (crochet)
Stripey Spring Rug (crochet)
Babette Blanket (crochet)
Tornado Twister (crocheted cowl)
Situpons (crocheted chair pads)
Okay, what wrong with this list? It's all crochet! Didn't I say I wanted to improve my knitting skills? Well, it's not going to happen if I don't keep knitting. I know, the socks will keep me busy for sure but if any of you have any suggestions for skill-building knitting projects which won't send me "over the edge" I would appreciate it! BTW....I don't use shawls or ponchos. Hats need to be loose as I wear my hair up in a bun. Plus, I live in the South but I guess I could start knitting for my move up North! I'll need warm stuff there for sure!
I'm sorry I missed all of you last week! Have a great one and Happy Fall!