Monday, May 16, 2005

Me at our Table

Me at the Table, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Hello everyone! We had an awesome time this weekend! The Fair was so much fun and we met some super people!

Here I am at our table which is full of my husband's beautiful chain mail bracelets!

To my right (your left) is the clapotis for Sallee's Red Heart Knit Along which I raffled off. A lovely little girl won who asked her Mommy to enter so she could have two chances! Also many people said what a great idea it was to have the info about heart disease...including an RN!

My sister joined us for both days and she got a lot of crocheting done as did I and it was so great to have her there! My husband made three bracelets over the course of the weekend! It was so relaxing to have nothing to do but sit and talk to people and craft.

My son was with us both days and he was very good for being cooped up in a 10X10 booth.

We're already looking forward to this Fall!


My Wares

My wares, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Here are the blankets and scarves I have been working on since Feb.

Vixenpath at the Fair

Vixenpath at the Fair, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Here is Vixenpath's booth at the Fair!

Monday, May 02, 2005

Rainbow Blanket

Rainbow Blanket, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Warning: The following entries are about crochet and have no knitting content what-so-ever. Thank you for your understanding. :)

A friend of mine gave me a family blanket to fix because it had "dropped a stitch". The thing that confused me was that she said it was a crochet blanket. Crochet does not drop stitches.

On examination I found the drop stitches to be chain ladders in between double crochets. I had never seen this pattern before and after fixing my friend's blanket, I had to try to make one of my own.

The result is this weekend's entry. I have left one drop ladder so you could see what I was talking about before I finshed it into a neat braid. Also the original pattern had tied the braid at the end but that is why it unraveled. I chose to weave the last chain through the finished braid thus holding it for all time.

I really enjoyed this blanket and I think I will make another. It crochets up very fast because of all the chains.

Thank you again for your understanding. Hopefully my next post will be on some knitting. :)

Drop Stitch

Rainbow Blanket, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Here is a close up of the drop stitch.

Braid Stitch

IMG_0002, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

This is a close up of the braid stitch.

Side-By-Side Stitches

Rainbow Blanket, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

This shows the dropped stitches side by side with the braid stitch.