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Thursday, December 24, 2015
Using Paton's soy wool solids and g hook, CH 41
1. Sc in 2nd CH from hook and each ch to end.
2. CH 1, turn. SK 1, *(sc, CH 1, sc) in next sc. SK 2. Repeat to last 2 stitches. SK 1, sc in last.
3 -22 CH 1, turn. *(Sc, CH 1 sc) in CH 1 sp of previous row. Repeat to last sc. Sc in last sc.
23. CH 1, turn. *(sc, CH 1, sc) in CH 1 sp of next 11 CH 1 spaces. Sc in next CH 1 sp.
24. CH 1, turn. *(sc, CH 1, sc) in each of next 11 CH 1 spaces. Sc in last st.
25. CH 1, turn. (Sc, CH 1, sc) in each of next 10 CH 1 spaces. Sc in next CH 1 space.
26. CH 1, turn. (Sc, CH 1 sc) in next 10 CH 1 so. Sc in last st.
27. CH 1, turn. (Sc CH 1, Sc) in next 9 CH 1 sp. sc in next CH 1 sp.
28. CH 1, turn. (Sc, CH 1, sc) in next 9 CH 1 sp. Sc in last CH.
Joining: fold edges together and SL st together to shaping ( 28 SL st).
Thumbhole: Shaping row only, SL st next 9. SL st both sides together in last 5 st.
Turn to work along edge of finger opening. CH 1, SK 2, *(DC, CH 1, DC, CH 1, DC, CH 1, DC, CH 1, DC) (fan made), SK 2, sc repeat from *around edge. Join to CH 1 with SL st. Fasten off
Attach yarn to wrist end of cuff with SL st. Repeat process from opposite end for ruffle. Fasten. Off
Saturday, November 14, 2015
I got a few more items from Aunt J that love but need to alter. This sweater with the beautiful dark red color is one of them. The problem is the little upside down v shape in the front of the hemline. when I raise my hand to brush my hair out of my eyes (which I do a lot!) my belly shows. If I was 20 years younger (and 20 pounds lighter) it may not bother me so much. But as it is...
I used the crochet thread that I made the lace with to sew it by hand to the inside hem of the sweater. I used a small yarn needle. It doesn't have a sharp point to snag on the threads and it has an eye big enough for the thread to go through easily. First I turn the sweater inside out, then I slightly stretched the fabric before inserting the needle through 2 little threads at a time then back through the lace. I probably shouldn't have done that because being the hem of a sweater, it won't be stretching at all so the lace didn't need to have room to move. If I had left it alone I may have had enough left over to go around the sleeves like I had planned. It turns out that I had exactly enough to go around the bottom!
|finished! you can see that "V" now|
I wasn't planning on a ruffle, but I do like it as it turns out. I think a tiny bit of skin still shows, but I'm much less self-conscious about it now. Yesterday I wore another of Aunt J's sweaters and it was cut a bit high also. I'm working on another strip of lace (my own design this time) to put around the bottom of it. Do you alter your clothing? I'm rather new to this but I'm having loads of fun!
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
I have been wanting to make a Morbo from Futurama for quite some time.. My husband likes him and I like doing things for him. I've made him a few stuffed amigurumis, but guys don't like a lot of stuffed animals as a general rule (at least in my experience) so I thought I'd make a blanket for him. From this graph I created this blanket for him. It's small, just enough to cover his lap, but he likes it. I'm pretty pleased with it myself. What do you think?
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Gauge: 7 dc and 4 rows = 2 inches
Finished size: appx 44" x 60 "
Make 9 of each color:
With block color, chain 23. Dc in 3rd chain from hook. Dc in each chain to end. (22 dc)
2. Ch 2, turn. Dc in each dc to end.
Repeat row 2 until you have a square (I made 9 rows, but I could have made 10 because if you look closely, the color blocks aren't perfectly square). Fasten off at the end of last row.
Turn, Attach black to corner with sl st. ch 3. 2 more dc in same corner. Dc in each dc across, putting 5 dc in corner stitch. Turn work 90° to work along side of block. Put 1 dc around the top row's dc, then put 2 dc around he end of each row till you get to the bottom row. Put 1 dc in bottom row's dc. Put 5 dc in corner. Turn to work across bottom of block. Dc in each dc to end. 5 dc in last stitch, turn to work along edge. Repeat first edge , but put 2 dc in beginning corner. Join with sl st, fasten off.
With black, sew blocks together. You may decide to mix up your blocks like a scrambled Rubik's cube. If you do this, I'd love a photo! When all blocks are sew together, go around outside edge with black using dc (5 in the corners!) just as you did for the color blocks.
I also sewed a sheet to the back of mine because I made it for my son and he dislikes afghans or "blankets with holes" so I wanted to make him more comfortable.