Friday, October 05, 2012

I have a lot to say today. With pictures & ever 'thang 

First-I received a lovely donation from Miss Laura T. this week of 2 beautimous lap robes for the Veterans. Pictures don't do them justice! 

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Cozy Comfort Prayer Shawl
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Beth's Little Star Afghan

Next-I have an FO! Wooo!!  Scarf-A-Licious is done. Quick, fun & purdy if I do say so myself! At first I wasn't sure I liked it because the garter stripes seem more modern & the lace edge is definitely not. But, I love me some lace so there! This project made me wonder who started the current trend of garter stitch in stripes? It seems to be very popular & all over everything. Anybody know who was first with this recent trend?

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Lastly-I've been wanting to design a cardigan for myself for awhile now. I have this old ratty cardi that I bought years ago & I want to make a copy of it. I bought the yarn last year & even swatched my design & made some notes. I can't find my swatch though. I know I did one because I have a picture of it.

Wierd, I seem to be losing things! Maybe my size 6 straights are with the swatch in the black hole. 

Anyway, yesterday I decided the time was now. So, I'm using the Sweater Wizard as a base for this sweater. I found a similar leaf motif that I think will work. Here's a picture of what I want to make. My sweater has a large leaf motif on the back & smaller ones on each front. I don't know how to make the pattern that I found larger for the back. If anybody has any ideas, I'd appreciate hearing them!!

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Ratty Old Cardi
OK-that's it! Thanks for "listening"!!