Happy YOP Sunday everyone! It's raining here (I went out and cut these flowers before it rained) and the Chicago Cubs are playing today which I hope to listen to so it's a great day for cozying up with some crafting!
This is a very special day for me as it is the first time in 6 years of YOP that I have 2 finished objects! I know! I can't believe it myself but here's the proof!
After seeing Simply Summer Street's post on her charity 'making' for Hooking for the Homeless and their wonderful website, I decided to crochet a scarf and I did and it's done............I used the exact yarn and hook size they recommended (there are crocheting and knitting patterns on their website) but as you know, I tend to knit and crochet tightly so it is narrower than I thought it should be and not as long as I thought it should be. You cast on 181 stitches with 1 stitch for turning and I used Stylecraft Special DK. Hopefully a child can use it although it breaks my heart to think a child is homeless in the Winter in New Hampshire.
There are no ends to weave in as you braid the ends together....not sure if that takes any less time but since I am not a fan of fringe I think the braiding looks better.
I have lots of acrylic in my stash which is perfect for this as it can be washed and dried....not that the homeless can afford that but you never know what might be offered at the shelters. I figure I will make one item a month along with the Mother Bear Project but the bear I have to concentrate on while this was a great t.v. watching project.
The 2nd finished item is the Kitty blanket.....because I ran out of yarn it will be a little blanket for the back of my chair. My furniture is old so anything to improve it will look nice!
I used Becki's edging instructions that she did but instead of the 'front post' (?) stitch on the last row I did a scallop edging. Excuse the photos....with the rain today it is quite dark and artificial light doesn't seem to help much in photos.Very Pink knitting tutorial for toe-up socks using German Short Rows. She has wonderful patterns and tutorials and I highly recommend her. This a pay for pattern with supporting videos on You Tube. So far so good and I am knitting the foot now......good t.v. watching!
The Fabric Mutt
I am ordering this pattern from Oliver + S pattern company to make pajamas for the grands...........I've never tried them but I wanted 2 piece pajamas not just a bottom and t-shirt. I want to make them out of flannel for their Christmas Eve boxes. The pattern cost about $16.00 but it has all their sizes so I will probably be able to use it again and again....if I'm that ambitious! LOL!
This week I'm reading Granny Chic which is a way of decorating but also making things.LINK
if you're interested...this was day #2 for me and the prompt was Lost and/or Found......
Not sure if I will have a finished item for next week....we shall see but I definitely will be working on gifts!