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Showing posts from January, 2010
Out of the blue, I put aside the project I am working on to make a simple project. In this case, I used up some scrap yarn to make this potholder. It has been said that cotton is best for pot-holders due to fire hazard. This is made with acrylic yarn. I have made pot-holders with acrylic yarn and have not had any issues with them. Here is the link for the pattern:
Finshed up Another hat and Started Another Sock

I haven't used my styrofom head for a while, so I thought I would use it to show off the latest hat. Unfortunately you can not see the pattern stitches in this hat. For more details about the hat you would just have to go my
Sock Blog

I also started a baby tube sock. Making this sock also give my the opportunity to use a stitch counter I downloaded to my iTouch.
Number 1 on Search Engine Results!
I found out that if you put "The Yarn Diaries" in the Google search engine that this blog is the first site that appears. I am excited about this. Maybe I should rename my sock blog "The Sock Diaries", maybe it will show up first in the search engine.
Finished Yarn Bowls
So here are the pics of the yarn bowls I made. I had a dream one night to make these. I am not sure if I am suppose to sell them for give them away, but for now I guess these bowls have to hang out around the house. I am sure I can find uses for them.
Hat Finished

I finished this hat while watching the Vikings beating the Cowboys. This hat does fit me, but I could easily give it to one of the grandkids. Fold up a brim and this could easily become a child's hat.
I also made 2 yarn bowls today. I had a dream about making one, so far I made two and the day is not over.
January KAL Project Finished
I finished the shawl I needed for the KAL I am participating. I wanted to add color to the shawl so I added left over scrap sock yarn as the border to the shawl. I need to get batteries for the camera so I can take a picture of the whole project so I can post it over on the Carefree KAL Blog.
This could really be a cool looking scarf with the right yarn.
Unfortunately it doesn't look like much, I think. I was just using up some scrap yarn laying around.
I bet this could look cool in a ribbon yarn.
This is a fine fingering yarn, and I used an f hook.

The pattern:
ch 21, dc in in 4th ch from hook, dc across, ch 3, turn
Row 1: Sk 3 dc, * small V stitch (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, skip 2 dc* repeat until last 3 dc, skip 2 dc and dc in top of turning chain. chain 4, turn.
Row 2: *large V stitch (tr, ch 1 , tr) in ch 1 space of small v stitch* repeat until reach turning ch, tr into top of turning chain. chain 3, turn.
Row 3: *small V stitch (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch 1 space of large v stitch* repeat until reach turning ch, dc into top of turning chain. chain 3, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until desired length.
Last row: skip 1 dc, dc into each stitch across.
Knitted Hat

I started to make a scarf, but I ripped it out to make a stocking cap.

I am using Vanna's Choice Yarn (medium weight #4). This hat has 92 stitches and I am using the size 5 DP needles.

I usually have have bad luck making hats, so if this fits I want to remember the information from this hat.

When it is time to decrease, I will decrease down to 90 stitches and then start decrease every 9 or 10 stitches.
Recycle Project

Recycling the yarn from these old socks. The yarn from these new socks will receive some love in new projects yet to be determined.
Here is the latest project I finished recently.

The pattern came out of a book I bought while I was in France. I don't read french, but it did have a diagram I could follow. The yarn I used is sport weight "I love This Yarn" I bought at Hobby Lobby. So It did turn out larger than had I used actual thread.
I had some left over felted yarn, so I decided to make this cute little bowl.
Today I am still working this shawl:
I hope to have this shawl done by the end of the month for the 12 month KAL I am participating. Hope some more free yarn will came my way.