Knitted Blanket

Let me start by admitting that this blanket was supposed to be a Christmas gift for Kim and my Grand kitty, Felix…. for Christmas 2016.  It is finally done!!!

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Sandie

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Homemade PVC Pipe Yarn Holder

I saw a yarn holder made from PVC pipe on Pinterest a while back and really wanted to make myself one.


I bought the pipe and the ends and all the caps and unions so I could do it.  The materials cost less than  $10!
Chris said he would cut it all for me, thank you Chris.  He got it all cut and started to explain to me what I should use to make sure all the unions were adhered properly. 

I must have looked dumbfounded because he offered, and did assemble and glue it all together. Wasn’t that awesome? I think he just used plumbers glue.

All that’s left for me to do is paint it! That caused me to receive another look when I told him I’m going to paint it the same pink as the tool box project I’m working on lol! I still don’t understand why he was all that surprised!

So I took it out in the middle of the backyard  (the only place I’m allowed to spray paint any more lol) and proceeded to paint it pink!

Now I have a very handy yarn holder for my next knitting or crocheting project!

Sandie 

WIP: Yes, Another One

I thought that since I don’t have anything actually finished right now I would post the progress I am making on another scarf as a gift.

It is a really funky yarn and while it isn’t difficult to work with it is time consuming.  It is a Red Heart Yarn called Fizzle.

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You need to sort of separate the two strands of wool and only use the top “loop” to knit with.  Like I said, not difficult, just time consuming.

Here is a picture of the wool.  I put an arrow where the top loop is to show you what I mean.

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The scarf is knit on Size 10 knitting needles and worked over only 3 stitches.  The instructions on the wrapper stated it would end up being 60 inches long when completed.

I think I might have about 15 – 18 inches done so far so I am about a quarter of the way there.  I should have it done in a few days and then move on to the turquoise colour!

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It sort of reminds me of a poodle lol.  I am pretty certain that when Kim sees that I am working on a PURPLE scarf she will try to stake a claim on it!

I will update with pictures once they are both completed!

Sandie

Clay Wool Bowl – Attempt #1

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I have been seeing Clay bowls to hold our wool while you are knitting or crocheting everywhere lately.  I, of course, decided it was time for me to try it. I have become fairly competent when it comes to playing with polymer clay (I’ll have to do that in a post too one day and add the pictures of the stuff I’ve made so far), and had a lot of “scraps” of it in my Clay bin.  Lightbulb going off in my head (yes, it does happen on occasion) telling me that would be the perfect opportunity to test out one of these bowls!

Below is my first attempt at making one of these bowls.  While it didn’t turn out perfect like all the other ones I have seen, it is useable and gave me some knowledge to use when I try my next one!

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Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn

I love wool.  It doesn’t matter what kind, I love it. But… and yes, that’s definitely a but…I now have a favourite!  Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn. It is the softest and easiest to knit/crochet I think I have used, and because it is super thick, it makes up very fast.  I have used worsted, chunky, baby, those fancy scarf wools, you name it, I have made something from it at some point.

If you knit or crochet, you really need to do a project with this wool.  You will thank me for the recommendation! I have made numerous things with it  including slippers for Kim for Christmas, I have crocheted a baby blanket with it and now I am in the middle of a full size blanket/afghan! I am even  thinking that full size blankets will make perfect Christmas gifts for everyone for Christmas 2017.

(I will attach a picture of the blanket I am in the middle of now!)

Sandie

 

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Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn, 10.5 Ounce, Little Royales, Single Ball