Plain Jane Knits Up A Storm

A few musings about my needlecraft hobbies - knitting, crocheting, quilting, & cross-stitch along with my other love, genealogy. While growing up, I used to HATE the term "Plain Jane", but when it comes to knitting & crocheting, I've realized that I really *am* a Plain Jane in that I don't use fancy yarns.

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Location: Northern Detroit Metro area, Michigan, United States

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Just When You Think It's Big Enough....

When I finished the BIG BAD BAG I took a look at it and decided that I could probably fit two or three projects in it at once.. How wrong I was! What does it take to fill the BBB to overflowing? Try a rag-tag afghan and the many balls of yarn that will go into making it. The bag is stuffed to the point that I have to watch to see that some of the balls of yarn don't fall out when I'm carrying it.

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I'm seriously considering making an even larger bag..

The current rag-tag afghan is using up the small amounts of pastels & cream/white yarns that were left over from making hats and other items for the K4 charity project. It's probably a little over half finished now.

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It took a bit of doing to get the above photo. As usual when I spread out anything knit or quilted to photograph, my favorite camera hound gets right in the middle of the picture.

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I finished running the ends in on the sweater that I'm making my grandson. As requested, I included the same fair isle pattern I tried out on the yellow hat a few weeks back. I think it may be a little big on him at first, but at age 6 he's only about a foot shorter than I am, so having more length in the sleeves and body should mean that he can wear it longer even if it's oversized now. I like the way that the cabled neck band and the cables I added to the pattern along the raglan seams came out. Next project will be a new sweater for his little sister.

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Blogger KnitNana said...

I love the colors in the current Rag-Tag! And that sweater is just a big WOW! He should love it, even if it's a tad bit right now...

7:45 PM  
Blogger Pioggia said...

No one could object to that sweater. It's beautifully made.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Kary said...

I ADORE this sweater! Great job, Jane!

6:47 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

I love the sweater, Jane! And I think I have to start one of the rag tag afghans.

8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a clever idea with cables on the seams. Cute sweater!
Judi M.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Great sweater! I bet he'll look just adorable!

2:51 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Jane, I don't know how you find the time to get so much done, but you certainly need a big bag to fit your productivity! Thanks for sharing your patterns.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Mrs.Curvy said...

The cute sweater! I love the yellow color alot in it.!


6:56 PM  

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