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Countdown to Christmas

Well, it looks like I shall finish all the gifts in time for Christmas!  I was starting to have serious doubts, I really dropped the ball for awhile there.  Truth be told, I was more interested in working on some of my counted cross stitch projects than in knitting or crocheting.  Here’s what I’ve gotten photos of so far:

Max & Carol
Max & Carol
Hilda Hippo
Hilda Hippo
Minecraft Creeper afghan
Minecraft Creeper afghan

I still have two hats, two pair of socks, a dinosaur, and a polar bear to get pics of before they are wrapped up.  The stuffed toys are all being given with a coordinating book.

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Cross-stitch Dishcloth

Cross-Stitch DishclothSugar ‘N Cream Yarn–1 ball
Size H hook

 

Ch 33
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.  Ch 3; turn. (32 sc).

Row 2:  Dc in each sc across.  Ch 3; turn.

Row 3:  *Skip 1st dc, dc in next dc; dc in skipped dc* across, dc in last dc.  Ch 3; turn.  (15 x-stitches)

Row 4:  Dc in each dc across.  Ch 1; turn.

Row 5:  Sc in each dc across.  Ch 3; turn.

Repeat rows 2 – 5 four more times.  Finish off and weave in ends.

Heartfelt Creations, Inc. 2001

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What’s with all the posts?

Yes, I have posted a few of my patterns.  You can see by the dates on the bottom of each pattern that they aren’t even recent.  🙂  I have had a Geocities website for a long time, and Yahoo will be closing Geocities down later this year.  So that means I have to transfer all my patterns to somewhere before they are all lost.  (well I have  the originals, but I still want to share them lol)  I don’t have time to do them all at once, but will eventually have them all here.

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Welcome Baby Chloe

My son and his lovely wife had their little baby girl this morning, who was born just in time for her daddy’s birthday.  What a beautiful little girl, if I do say so myself.  My knitting needles want to make even more stuff for her.

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I had the BEST weekend!!

I just got back from my trip to Cindy’s. We had the best time imaginable!!!! I got two socks done ~ not a pair, though. I took time out from the socks I was knitting with Damsel (see an earlier post about Knitpicks Imagination yarn) and I learned to knit a sock using 2 circs. I finished that one in a day!!! After which, I cast on for the 2nd sock in Damsel and got the leg done and started the heel flap this morning before coming home.

I also bought more yarn….imagine that! wink wink
I got 4 skeins of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece for a pullover that I’ll be starting for the Knitting Olympics. I also got 2 hanks fo Classic Elite’s Alpaca Sox in charcoal and 2 balls of some beautiful purple fingering weight yarn that is also slated for a pair of socks.

Then I came home and ordered 2 pair each of 24″ circulars from Knitpicks in sizes 2 and 3.
The Alpaca Sox yarn is going to be a pair of socks for hubby’s father for Christmas. Shhhhhh!

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How’d that yarn get in my bag?

I spent the day in Frankenmuth with a couple of my friends. It’s a yearly thing we do, and I love it! We had lunch at Zehnder’s and right next door to them is a beautiful little yarn/gift store called Rapunzel’s. I swear, I didn’t mean to buy yet another skein of sock yarn!!! 😉 But once it was in my hands, I just couldn’t let go of it. Plus, I also bought a set of size 8 dpns, which I DID need.

This is Berroco’s Comfort Sock ~ which is a blend of 50% super fine nylon and 50% super fine acrylic. That equals super soft gorgeous yarn. 100 grams fo $8.95…not too shabby. They had a pair of socks knit up in this exact color and it knits up so beautifully!

I am proud to add that I cast on a pair of socks using the Imagination in Damsel. I didn’t have to drive to Frankenmuth this year, so I got to spend the time knitting. I got 4 1/4″ of the cuff done. It’s a start, but considering how much stash I need to use up…I’ve got a long way to go! lol