Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Diagonal Baby Blanket


Diagonal Baby Blanket, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Here is my diagonal baby blanket. It is crocheted starting at the edge and you increase two blocks each row and then decrease two blocks each row. It is 3' X 3' and made of Patons chunky, angora and Zarone.

We are trying to get people interested at the LYS in making blankets for the new hospice center that opened up here in town. I am sending this blanket to the shop to show how nice this pattern crochets up. I actually really enjoyed making it too! I am making another one for Spring Fair.

Hope everyone is surviving the cold...and the week...

Happy crafting,

Ruinwen
:)

Monday, January 22, 2007

Dishcloth Swap


IMG_2663, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

I wanted to thank Von, Denise, Teyla, Indigo and Sue for the beautiful dishcloths! Teyla and Indigo yours are on the way. Each one of these is so different and special in its own right. Thank you for letting me be a part of this swap!

In my last post Kathy wrote that she wanted to know where I got the pattern for the reversible cable scarf...After grueling over technique and such I'm proud to say, I made it myself, and if you or anyone else would like a copy I'd be more then happy to share it with you if you send me an e-mail request. One of these days I'll have PDF links but not yet...sorry.

Ruinwen
:)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Reversible Cable Shawl / Scarf


Reversible Cable Shawl / Scarf, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Yeah. I finished a project before the class! I even have the pattern done. I really had fun making this. I want to make it in something drapey and have it be more shawl like but c'est le vie. This is Cascaade 220.

So far I have not been a very good blogger...I really keep trying but I just can't get up before 6 am...I don't know why I suddenly need so much sleep.

In fact I seem behind in everything...I haven't even opened Christmas cards up yet. :(

DECEMBER GOALS
• Finish shrug - done - pattern is done too
• Finish penguin - done - recipient liked it , said he had character
• Finish sheep - not done - my son has given me 'til Imbolic
• Work on crochet class I, II, III - 1 is totally done and I've taught it once
• Write up shrug pattern - see above
• Work up reversible cable class - done - that's why I'm posting

Since Jan is already a good way in, I'll be easy on myself.

JANUARY GOALS
* work on sheep
* work on clapotis for Bridget
* Finish dishcloth (this pattern is giving me all kinds of trouble - but I really want to figure it out and get it to Indigo)
* finish intermediate class in crochet
* start a simple tank top to go with shrug
* start poncho for Spring Fair

I didn't do too bad in Dec all things considered.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe weekend. Happy crafting,

Ruinwen
:)