Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Harry Potter hats

In honor of the 5th movie of Harry Potter and, more importantly, of the release of Book 7, I knit two Gryffindor beanies and the beret for charity. I had added burgundy Cascade 220 to my stash for these, but used it up in its entirety, along with 2 balls of gold from my stash. These were a quick, fun diversion from my list of items to finish.

Charity Knitting

So, here are a few things I've knit this summer for various charities. The Gryffindor beret is for Warm Woolies and the afghan squares will go to Rebuilding Greensburg. They used a total of 120 g. of yarn towards the yarn diet along challenge.

Knitting lately....

This is a baby sweater I did the finishing work on last night in order to give it to a friend of mine who just had a baby girl. It had been in my gift stash for quite some time, but I think this was the right baby to gift it to.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Updated list

1. Cashmere scarf (2 balls of yarn)
2. Denim blue baby sweater from Last Minute Knitted gifts (3 balls of yarn)
3. Lady Eleanor (10 balls)
4. Ripple Baby Blanket (4 balls)--COMPLETED
5. Finish the knitting club scarves (these aren't actually my stash)--COMPLETED
6. Hailey's pirate doll (? as to balls of yarn)
7. Hexagon shawl (10 balls?)
8. a pair of socks
9. Griffindor Hats--COMPLETED
10. TBA

So, one project down. Nine to go....

One project down....

So, 414 grams (4 balls of yarn) of Bernat Softee Chunky used for a baby blanket that I plan to send to Warm Woolies along with some extra needles and a bit of yarn as well. It feels good to get things out of the house and my craft room will improve as a result as well. The blanket was inspired by one I saw hanging in my local yarn shop, but I decided to use my stitch dictionary and math skills to create my own version of it. I am pretty pleased with the results.