Saturday, October 07, 2006

WIP & Plow, Plow & WIP

Those WIPs are still calling, but of course I had to work with some of the yarn I bought in my shopping frenzy. I've been looking for a pattern for a man's scarf that a real man would wear, (non-GQ type), and they are sorely lacking. Most are so plain that I'd spaz out from boredom in about 5 minutes. So, I mucked around and came up with a simple, yet decent pattern that I think will work well as a Christmas gift. I used 2 hanks of that yummy Silky Tweed yarn I picked up and it is oh-so-soft.

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It's comprised of nothing more than alternating rows of dc and sc. The edging is simply a single row of sc ending with a row of reversed sc. The finished dimensions came out at 4 1/4" wide x 64" long.

I also finished up a couple of charity items ~ a baby blanket, sweater and cap. The blanket is made with Paton's Melody. The sweater and cap are done in Bernat Softee Baby.

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And finally, I finished up a few 12" afghan squares that are going to a fellow grouper in need, as well as, my Halloween swap at CFL. Whew! There are still a few WIPs left, so I'm going to get back at it. My goal is to have as much of them finished this weekend so I can move on to other projects.

I've also put myself on yarn restriction until I use up at least 50% of my stash. That should put me out shopping again sometime in late 2007 - LOL!!

Ciao for now,


karen said...

Wowzers! This is my first visit to your blog and what a nice surprise. You can crochet, girl!

Mini said...

Why thank you kare :) you are too kind. Thanks for stopping by!

Norma said...

Your photos are beautiful! Love the baby ensemble and the doilies are absolutely stunning!!!

Mini said...

Thank you Norma, your comments are very sweet and appreciated :) I do love crocheting with thread the most!

The pics are courtesy of my trusty Minolta ;)

Thanks for looking!