Friday, August 8, 2008

Finished!!!

I have a lot to post...so beware!

Pinky was completed last night. Dinner was late. My hands were cramped. That's just how it goes. Hubby thought I was crazy when I pulled the yarn through the last loop and then gave a crazy whelp of joy. I got up and did the happy dance. All the kids thought I seriously lost it. I think #5 was going to cry. LOL.

I really LOVE the Clapotis. Truly. Deeply. Madly. It's such a simple pattern, but the results are just so awesome. 

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She could be a wispy curtain.

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These are the true colors. Very nice. It's probably not as wide as I would like, but that's ok. I still love her.

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And here's my son, being the ever reluctant model. Looks weird, with his head cut out of the picture. My son does have a head, just not here.

Pinky took me 7 days. Pretty much 7 full days. I can't wait for it to cool down so I can wear her. Maybe I will take the baby out and nurse him, just so I can use it as a wrap....

Here's the details. I used 3 skeins of Sinfonia, on size 5 needles. I have one skein left, so I plan on making clap fingerless gloves and a hat out of it. I still have a little left over from the 3rd skein, maybe not enough for a glove, but we'll see.

Onto other news. Ravelympics starts today. Well, it started at 8am. I was still asleep. I have until 8pm on the 25, I think. So when I get done  here, I will be casting on for my left sock. Whoo Hoo.

I did do a swatch last night, fiddled with numbers, turned a page in my book, and found a chart with all the measurements I would need. Go figure. I really really like the Damsel. It's so nice and soft and fluffy. I am going to enjoy making these into a pair of socks. I can see a pair of fingerless gloves in my future too.

I will probably post every other day with progress. Just because.

I joined round 2 of the Big Bag KAL and swap. So basically, every one knits a Big Bag and sends it to their partner. Do I need 2 big bags? Why  not? I use mine constantly. It has become my knitting bag that I carry around the house.  And it gives me a reason to make another one.  I really like the bag I received, and it has white in it, so I may try that. You have to go to the blog, and e-mail the hostess that you want to join. We had lots of fun last time. I urge you to go. RUN!!

Ok, one last thing. I have talked about this, but I would urge you to go look up the RAK group on Ravelry. Even if you don't have a wishlist, there may be someone there you can gift. A lot of them are easy. I sent a PM about a documentary that I watched.  So many people are privileged and can send a skein of yarn or some extra needles. Who needs closets full of yarn that you can never use? Why hoard when someone will happily use it? It makes a person feel good to send a gift...I am trying my best on my limited budget. But since I'm in so many swaps, there are things that I could not use so these are re-gifted.  There's even a handmade RAK group. I know, I can make whatever I want. But some people can't or don't have time. I think it's nice to send something to someone who will really appreciate it. Now I have a justified reason to make 100 scarves or fingerless gloves...or whatever.

Now I leave you with a picture that melts my heart. It not only makes a mother proud, but a crafter as well.

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My 15 yr old and my 8 yr old (On Sunday) are both learning to crochet. How cute is that?

Have a great weekend!!

2 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

Anita BRAVO, it's beautiful.

Kandilion said...

WOW you are good! I've added your blog to my blog, hope that's ok! How's the family, all growing way too fast?

Take care now.