Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Project Little Lambs

3 Kittens Needle Arts has sponsored Project Little Lambs, which is sponsored by Cornerstone, whose mission is to prevent domestic abuse by providing services to adults and children that help build sustainable self-reliance and revive the human spirit in the face of domestic violence.

3 Kittens set a goal of 50 baby blankets by Aug. 1st.
Below is my first contribution.

It took me awhile to get this going, I reviewed my stash, I collect yarn that met the washable criteria, after looking at what I selected I was sure that these colors would not go together. But after starting a very simple repeating ripple, changing colors every 2 rows, I was pleasantly surprised. I love how this turned out. There is some pink Ella Rae Amity, orange Bernat Satin, a little bit of teal and lime green Caron’s Simply Soft, peach Reynolds’s Utopia and other yarn that I have no idea where its from or what it is. (I'm lucky to have inherited some yarn recently.) Then after I was done, I found a lonesome tiny ball of fluffy white yarn which added the perfect boarder (with only an inch to spare!)

My little 'ripple rainbow', hopefully it will provide a little comfort to someone in need.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cropped Boucle Cardi

Cropped Boucle Cardi

Pattern: My own, designed just for me. I used the repeating pattern from my Spring Scarf. I made stripes of repeating pattern then whip stitched them together, it is very boxy but has great drape because of the big hook.
Details: Peter Pan collar, 3/4 length sleeves, front tie at bust line, cropped at waist.
Stitches Used: ch, sc, dc, tc
Yarn: Bernat Boucle
Hook: K-10 1/2 (6.5mm)

Who said brown and black can't go together? Well in the latest issue of In Style magazine, they clearly stated that fashion rule can be broken!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Lacy Mohair Shawl is done!

My Lacy Mohair Shawl is done! I used 2.5 skeins of Twinkles Kid Mohair in #16 Carnation, and a G-6 (4mm) crochet hook. This shawl is light as a feather, barely weighs an ounce, perfect for a little white sun dress.

It is long enough to be tied in the front.

Or it can be draped over one shoulder.

I had to hold it up to the light so you could see the airy stitch!

The length is fingertip to fingertip.

I have noticed a lacy shawl trend, both knit and crochet. Have you made a lacy shawl? Do you have a favorite shawl pattern? I loosely followed a pattern called Seraphina.