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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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Absent, But Busy..

Yes, I know that it's been over a month since I posted, but I haven't been wasting my time. Lots of projects started & completed, plus the camera batteries & the vacuum cleaner coincided once again today (sort of like waiting for a full moon + a clear night..) {lol}



First up, a toddler sweater destined for Knits For Kids. I finished this one shortly after my last post. They're a fairly quick knit and right size to work on when the weather is hot. I reworked the pattern to knit in the round up to the sleeves where I cast on for them & work across making the crossbar on the "T". I keep the shoulder/sleeve stitches on holders & bind off the the neck, then pick up from the cast on edges & half of the body to make the other side. The shoulder seams are finished with a 3-needle bind-off during which I cast off the back neckline. There are only a few yarn ends to run in when I'm finished!


Three more of them. The one on the right is, like the one above, all one type of yarn because I had large or multiple skeins. The other two are combinations of variegateds for the bodies (which doesn't take all that much yarn) & solids for the sleeves & yokes (because they take over half of an 8 ounce skein). It's fun to play with the colors. The one I cast on over the weekend will have a solid colored body & variegated for the sleeves & yoke - in fact, the same yarn as the sweater on the right. I told you I had multiple skeins..



Our K4 group was asked to make lap robes for Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak like we did last year for the hospital in Troy. This is the first of that series using yarn that the hospital provided.


This lap robe and the following two are made from leftover yarn and will be headed for the Ann Arbor Veterans' Hospital. Again, it's fun to play with the colors & make something useful from scraps. I have enough leftovers that I should be able to make both another green & another blue version - then, maybe I'll mix green & blue to see what I can come up with.






This 3/4ths finished lap robe is another one for Beaumont. I have a feeling that it will be on its way there before camera & vacuum coincide again.


And, last but not least, you can see how well Max is making himself at home. If he's not on "Daddy lap", then he's in "Daddy chair".

2 Comments:

Blogger KnitNana said...

Good Job, MAX!!
:)
And the knitting doesn't look too shoddy either *wink* ...but then you're always knocking the stuff out!
WOW!
(((hugs)))

11:48 AM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

As always everything is so nice. I just adore all those little sweaters! But Max is the best pic of all...he looks so happy! :)

7:28 AM  

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