Friday, December 28, 2007

Last of the Gift Dishcloths

This set is for Veronique, my "Pretty-in-Pink" friend. When I saw the gloves, I thought of her immediately!

Rub a Dub Dub. . . More cloths and soaps given as Christmas gifts

Regular old Peaches n Creme cotton dishcloth yarn paired with novelty soaps. Oh, it's such a clean Christmas this year! Following three cloths are crocheted. Man, I can crochet a cloth in less than 1/2 the time it takes to knit one.

Peppermint Set for Niece A (4 yrs. old)

Yellow Star & Ducky Set for Niece R (10 months)

Blue Cloth and Ducky Set for Nephew E (2 years old)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

More Christmas present dishcloths

These are crocheted with regular kitchen cotton. Very easy, very fast. Present for Elizabeth.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cozy Socks

Pattern: Cozy Socks for Kids
Designer: Sue Dial
Source: 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders (ed. J. Durant)
Yarn: Stash yarn
Recipient: Niece S, age 4

Mods: Used stash yarn instead of the Harvest Moon Angoras Handspun Bulky Singles as designed. Also, instead of the pattern cuff, which alternates 4 rounds of purl with 4 rounds of knit four times, I did 10 rows of garter stitch. Then, when done, I decided they needed a little bit of festiveness about them, so I added the fluffy yarn cuff by single crocheting about 9 rows, and then folding over and tacking down. Voila, little Santa's helper socks!

Christmas is coming. . .

Gifts for Nieces A (8 years) and S (4 years): A knitted wash cloth and cute soap for each!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Log Cabin

The Log Cabin lap blanket (pattern from wh-oelse -- the Mason Dixon chicks!) for my cousin Cindy is growing, but very slowly now as the stripes get bigger. The yarn is nice -- Mission Falls cotton -- very squishy and comfy.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Garden Shoes for Baby

Both booties really are the same size, I promise!

Pattern: Garden Shoes designed by Stella Smith in Simply Knitting Magazine, Oct. 2006, Issue 7.
Yarn: Louisa Harding Kimono Angora (1 ball) in the brown/cream/orange/gray pathway.
For: Niece R. (given at baby shower)
Made Dec. 2006

The blue pair here are made from Berroco suede yarn.
These booties are both the same size, too -- I should be more
careful how I take my pictures! These were made for a friend of my daughter who had a baby last year.