Quickies! The Best part of life!

NOooo! This is a knitting blog. Silly.

I’ve started on the dishcloths. A few people suggested the colors that I ended up using – but ultimately, it was my mom who called (after reading that blog post – check it out, there’s a contest goin’ on) and told me that the bride’s maid (what a funny word linguistically… why did I never notice that before?) dresses were going to be brown with little pink accents. I like the combination, but there’s a fine line before one gets into neopolitan ice cream territory (which I’d like to avoid). And so I made the following dishcloths:

My creation

They’re not my favorite, but I suspect that’s because I’m not a huge fan of the color combos. Oh well. They’ll do.

I’ve also made another Velvet Oblivion. I make tons of these. So much so that I have a system for naming them. This one, for example is VO version 6.08 (month, year). They’re like my stand-by gift because they’re awesome, decently affordable (I can get 3 out of the ball of Touch Me) and SUPER quick since I’ve long since stopped knitting the furry border – a single round of double crochet just goes soooo fast. These are also like the ONE thing, IMO, that I’ve found as “acceptable use” of eyelash yarn.
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It’s difficult to take a photo of yourself with a blindfold on. Here’s a few outakes.

I’ve made this version for a family auction that will occur over the holiday weekend. Benefits go to a great cause (you’ll learn about this later) and I’m sure that my auction item will bring in lots of dollars!

Yay!

And I’ve also made something for me!

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($20 bucks says my mom leaves a comment asking for one/a collection)

I didn’t use a pattern for this. I was inspired by Annie’s (Ravelry), but after about 4 different attempts at knitting my own in the past few months, I had to give up on the knitted wire idea. Until… I went to a bead store and got some 28 Gauge silver wire. Tried again. Failed.

So then… I tried some crochet! Yay! It worked! Should I write up a “recipe” for this so you can make your own? Keep in mind that I don’t really know much about crochet… or writing crochet patterns (hence, the “recipe” idea).

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In other news. It looks like texture wins for the upcoming sock design – for those of you who wanted lace or colorwork, keep in mind that this tutorial/design will definitely be adaptable for your own colorwork/lace – trust me – it’s just that in this case, the finished product will be texture. I’ve got some swatching ideas comin’ up… I’ll post an “intro” post and step one after the holiday.

8 Responses to “Quickies! The Best part of life!”


  1. 1 KSee June 30, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Hmm, I could see sewing a backing to make an insert for an frozen eye mask so you would look good when you have a sinus headache. Of course, my cats would be the only ones to see me. I wonder what they would think if I was laying there with something furry on my face LOL.

  2. 2 sknitty June 30, 2008 at 10:20 am

    I LOVE the little pink square! And I think you are right – that may be the only acceptable use of eyelash yarn🙂

    I’ve been intrigued by the idea of knitting with wire, but didn’t try it out of hesitation about what it would do my hands and sanity. Now that I am learning about crochet, and you found it so much easier, I may have to give it a shot!

  3. 3 Dawn June 30, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    The blindfold pictures are too funny. What we knitters do to take finished object photos. I love the crocheted votive candle holder thingy.

  4. 4 chemgrrl June 30, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Your dishcloths make me want ice cream.

    Mmmm…ice cream.

  5. 5 lv2knit July 5, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    The Rainey Sisters did not take the fireworks photo — found it on Photobucket🙂

  6. 6 Carol July 9, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    I love the mask. I see the next batch of Christmas presents being this one!

  7. 7 Ingrid August 5, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Knitting in metal wire is dependent on two things. Use copper tread. (very soft, and comes in all colors.) and don’t use your best needles. they will become somewhat scratched. (at least mine did.) You will also need to knit very loose.

    That being said your crocheted piece looks more informal and not so “rowy” as my knitted pieces.


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