It’s time for another Miscellany Monday!!
1. I wanted to be an astronaut when I “grew up”. I was obsessed with all things space. Christa McAuliffe was a personal hero of mine. She graduated from Framingham State College, where I attended full time for an odd semester many years ago. I still vividly remember the Punky Brewster episode where they talked about the space shuttle disaster, and I still mourn every January when the “anniversary” comes up.
2. My high school class has never had a class reunion. With facebook, it’s so easy to keep in touch with everyone, so who knows if we’ll ever actually have one.
3. I think we should make Sept. 11th into a national holiday so that we will always remember & never forget that horrible day.
I am really excited to announce that my latest shawl pattern, hobobird, is now ready for sale on ravelry or through this blog!
Pattern is only $4.50, with a price increase expected to go up at some point this year.
I named this fast & easy shawl for my friend, hobobird, who is a wonderful friend, a great supporter of my designs, & is addicted to shawls. Itâ€™s a triangle shawl with bat-wings so the shawl sits on your shoulders & stays put.
Itâ€™s made from the top down, and you can use any weight yarn & crochet until you feel itâ€™s big enough. Because the edging is so simple, itâ€™s easy to make sure you use all of your yarn, without having lots of leftovers! This pattern is rated intermediate.
Thanks to redcurlysue, vibeskat, kaz, hobobird, & harnish408 for their test crocheting skills, and thanks to MoulinRogue for her wonderful tech editing skills.
I am still plugging away on the Groovyghan afghan, though I got a little distracted by all the designing stuff I’ve been doing lately!
My latest fingerless gloves pattern:
Fingerless gloves pattern is now available for free!
And so is the matching scarf:
download nowÂ and found onÂ Ravelry
This is a little scarf I designed for charity. I call it the “Charity Granny Scarf”; I know, real original name. It’s available for download & is on Ravelry.
o 3.5 oz / 200 yards worsted weight yarn
o H crochet hook
Gauge: doesnâ€™t matter, crochet what makes you happy! My gauge was approximately 15 dc: 4â€.
Measurements: 5â€ by 65â€ or designed length. Longer length or a different gauge will use more yarn.
I’m currently obsessed with an afghan called “Groovyghan“. I’ve gotten a lot of progress done very quickly on it. I’m cal-ing along with the Vanna’s Choice fans group on Ravelry.
I replaced the flower squares with the Purple Passion Heart squares. I’m using mainly Vanna’s Choice yarn, with a few odd skeins/scraps thrown in for good measure. I’m making the afghan slightly larger as well, making 8 of each square instead of 7.
All the various piles in one photo:
The shawl’s almost done, too.
ETA: link up If the Knit Fits
I thought you might all like a new Wedgie photo…
New free pattern from little ole me!
This is a quickie, great for using up just a few yards of scrap yarn. Use cotton & call it a scrubbie or tawashi; use a different fiber, add a tie & call it an ornament or a package tie.
And another teaser of the shawl that’s currently being tested (I can now reveal the name: hobobird, named for a friend of mine):
made with knit picks chroma yarn in fingering
This is a little scrap afghan I designed quite a few years ago. I designed it for charity use, primarily, because it’s so easy to customize the size, depending on the width of the panels, the number of panels, and the finished length.
I was inspired by a quilt I found online called an ABC quilt – each color represented an object beginning with A, B, C, etc. I later found out that ABC quilt was actually called a coin quilt. Hey, what did I know?
For the second week in a row, I haven’t really received or downloaded much.
ebook to review from author:
My Superhero Sister
and from paperback book swap:
Fair Isle Sweaters Simplified by Ann Bourgeois
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from paperbackbookswap. I’ve often gotten it from the library, and actually learned how to knit fair isle from this book years ago. The sweaters are gorgeous & most of them are easy enough for beginner fair isle knitters.
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