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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Charity Baby Boggin and more...

Just wanted to share my little hat for the afghans for Afghans charity project that Alison asked us to contribute to at our Charlotte Purl group. She will take any items that we knitted up and mail them with hers by the December 3 deadline. Thank you Alison!

I used the pattern Two Needle Baby Hat that is knitted flat and then seamed. I decided to use my new Debbie Mumm Traditions yarn in Chocolate Raspberry. It only took me a few hours to complete and I think it turned out quite nice. It's been a long time since I have held or seen a baby so mine looks a little large to me, but I hope it will be fine.

Above: before seaming and Below: after seaming

I liked the new Debbie Mumm yarn and will buy more colors as the color striping is very nice. It does tend to kink up so you have to knit with a light touch and not use too much tension while holding your yarn. I also liked the wrong side of this little hat too, but I seamed it with the right side showing. I also added some little baby dreads to the top instead of the i-cord that the pattern suggested.

Above: wrong side showing

I have still been knitting away on some Christmas gifts and I have also been knitting up some dishcloths and one dishtowel.

Above: this is the Vortex Dishcloth pattern
Very fun to knit and you must use DPN's. I didn't think I chose yarns with enough contrast so I made another one below... using Christmas colors.

I also crocheted a cute zig zag border.

Here is another Christmas one... still in progress using the Cro-Hook. I love these as they crochet up super fast and have one color on one side and another color on the other. This is stitch #55 in the 101 Double Ended Hook Stitches book.

Here is my dishtowel. Lot's of fun. This pattern is called The Leftover Dishtowel, so you can use up leftover cotton, but it takes a full skein and I didn't even make it the correct size. I stopped after 11 pattern rows, turned it vertically and picked up stitches to make the top part. I also crocheted a little button to match. I used the new Sugar and Cream striping yarn.

And last photo...remember me telling you that my first try at the Felted Stained Glass Fan Bag had turned mobius. Well here is the proof. Ugh! and the Karaoke Yarn was so pretty!

Also, sharing with you a FREE Shipping Code for Herrschner's. Use B12 to get free shipping with a $35 order until December 24, 2007.


  1. Yay! The hat looks great, and I'm so excited that you made it. I love the Christmas color dishcloth, too--the color contrast is perfect.

  2. Love the vortex dishcloth pattern -It looks similar to the modular knitting technique.

  3. Those Christmas colors really make an impact in the Vortex. It looks mind boggling to knit, and will certainly get people's attention.


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