Friday, October 1, 2010

September 2010

Virginia & North Carolina

The trip to visit my daughter and son-in-law was fun.  We visited Williamsburg and Jamestown in Virginia, then headed back to NC where we spent a day in New Bern and another at the beach.


In New Bern, NC we went to a paint your own pottery which was fun and a new experience for me. These were the three projects we completed:  a mug by my Daughter, a dragon by my Son-in-law, and a devilled egg plate by moi.


Yorkshire Terrier
Before we left I had been working on this project for my daughter.  The pattern is "Perfect Pups, Yorkshire Terrier" by Alan Dart; although the pattern calls for Sirdar brand yarn, I substituted Bernat Satin for the body and Lion Brand Homespun for the fur.


It doesn't much resemble my real yorkies (Dorie & Buddy) but was an interesting project and a change from shawls, socks and sweaters.


More baby hats

This one is a pattern I just made up, worked top down, notes on my Ravelry Project Page.  

The yarn (Plymouth Yarn, Oh My!)  was really soft, I would use it again although I did read on Ravelry where several people stated that after washing projects from this yarn holes developed in the finished object.

This hat was fun to do, it's called Poppy Baby Hat

yarn is Plymouth Yarn Dreambaby DK Prints.

Another Baby Blanket

Spiderweb Baby Afghan by Carole Rutter Tippet published in Leisure Arts #3205, Snuggle Up Baby Afghans.  
The pattern calls for DK weight but I used 9 skeins of Phildar Pegase +, a worsted weight acrylic.  
This afghan could have been a little larger if I hadn't left the 10th skein in the seat pocket of the plane my earlier trip to North Carolina.

 In The Pink

I've been working on this shawl (In The Pink by Izzy Knits); I am using Jojoland Melody for the swirled sections; the edging will be a solid color of Jojoland Ballad.


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