Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sick, But Crafting Nonetheless

I've been stuck at home for the past four days, getting over a bad cold.  No fever...just exhaustion, stuffy nose, and dizziness.  Been sleeping a LOT.

When I'm awake, I'll eat a little something, watch Netflix, and work on a knit or crochet project.  I've gotten a lot done this week.  Here's a little tour of my in-progress projects:

Bernat Cable Baby Sack: ready to start the hood now!
Cable Baby Sack - Ready for Hood

Some Crocheted Phentex Loafers for my step-dad.  Just need to sew some shelf liner to the soles, to make them non-slippery.
Loafers for Ken

A Crocheted "Red Friday" Scarf, using vintage Bernat Nylo-Germantown yarn.  This will go to the Red Scarf Project for orphans aging out of foster care.
Red Scarf So Far

And this shows the planning stage of some slippers I'm knitting from scraps of worsted weight yarn. (free pattern HERE)
Worsted Slippers - Scraps

I am double stranding those scraps along with this teal worsted weight yarn, to make the slippers warm and comfy.
Worsted Slippers - Main Color

And here's how it's working up so far:
Worsted Slippers - Progress

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I'm Not Royalty, But I Can Stay Warm Like One!

Many of you will remember the photo of lovely Kate Middleton, wearing a ruffled green shawl, while out grocery shopping.

kate shawl

One day, while some of us were talking about knitting in the Bernat Forum, someone mentioned that they would like to knit a shawl like Kate wore.  Lucky for us, Bernat already has a pattern with a very similar design! :)  It's called the "Carolinian Shawl", and is a free pattern on their website.

Carolinian Shawl by Bernat Yarn

Some of us decided that we would like to make the shawl as a knit along, and it has been going on now for a few weeks.  It's not too late to join us, so grab your knitting needles, 3 skeins of Bernat Mosaic yarn, and make your own lovely shawl!

I'm using the color "Spectrum" for my shawl, and I really love how it's coming along.

Carolinian Shawl Third

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