Well, I made a purse this week to donate as a raffle prize and forgot to take a picture of it. Instead, here’s the first knitted project I completed: a dishcloth from cotton yarn! I gave it to my friend Judy. It only took 2 false starts before I didn’t drop so many stitches it wasn’t recoverable and didn’t look like a hot mess. Yikes. Learning new things is hard!
- Used this Week: 2 yards
- 2 yd for Arabesque bag and small zippy pouch
- Used year to Date: 240.75 yards
- Added this Week: 0 yards
- Net Used for 2014: 162 yards
- YTD Used for Charity: 91.5 yards (38% of total used)
See more stash reports at Patchwork Times!
Edited to add: Random bowling picture of me and the kids. We were asked to “meow” for the photo since it was a fundraiser for Good Mews. My daughter was not sure about those instructions.
I really did think about creating my post for WIP Wednesday yesterday, but I was actually in an office for work and didn’t have a photo ready. And then I did take a picture when I got home and uploaded it but forgot to write the post. Whoops.
Anywho, this is what I’ve been working on: KNITTING.
Now, that picture is not terribly impressive, I know. But rest assured that I’ve knitted that same amount about three times and then ripped it out prior to taking the picture. I also experimented with knitting with a cotton yarn, which I’m not quite ready for yet since it’s not as stretchy or forgiving as the wool. Anywho, I’ve learned to knit, but not yet to purl. That lesson is this coming Saturday, along with intentional increasing and decreasing (as opposed to the accidental sort that was happening to my classmates- I kept counting my stitches to make sure I had 10 on there at all times!).
So right now, I have the equivalent of a nubbin cozy for Fred. Nina has also been intent on helping, and I’m sure you can imagine how well that is working.
Sewing-wise, I finished up the blue and tan Quilt of Valor and I’ve been making the special prizes for the Scrapideux giveaway as I decided there were two worthy entries. I’m also working on my totebag sample for the class I’m teaching on Sunday for my guild. No shortage of stuff to do!