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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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Two Months Later Give Or Take A Week Or Two

It's been more than a little while, partly because the drive that reads the camera card failed, first on my computer and then on DH's. We finally found a reasonably priced reader that plugs into a USB port, so now I'm playing catch up.

From February, we have first a pair of hat & scarf sets that sold almost as soon as I took them into the Senior Center.





Also From February, two more lap robes for the Veteran's Hospital in Ann Arbor. Unfortunately the chaplin from the American Legion passed away in January and we're in the midst of finding other means of getting these to the hospital.





Moving on into March, three more lap robes. I'm working my way through totes of left over K4 yarn that have been sorted by color & getting as many coordinated lap robes as I can. You'll notice as usual, I have a couple models who love to get in on the action.





Fast forwarding into the current month, two more lap robes using up close to the end of the blues/greens tote. I do have one more green version finished, but I still need to run the ends in before taking a photograph. The current lap robe is coming out of the brown/beige/rust tote and is ranging from a dark brown on one end to cream on the other. You'll notice that once again, Boomer is doing his best to get in on the photo shoot. About 30 seconds after the shot where he's appearing from the left, he was right in the middle and loath to give up his soft spot. After being dispossessed, you can see his paws trying to inch his way onto the green one. {LOL}





And if you're wondering, as I was, where Max was during the photo taking you can see that he'd found his own warm spot.



In other news, we've been selling quite a few dishcloths down at the Sr. Center, so on Tuesday I took advantage of Michael's $1 a skein sale on cotton yarn & I've busily been knitting dishcloths. Pictures to come. Yesterday, we wandered into GoodWill and I hit the jackpot.



Three large hanks of hand-spun hand-dyed wool - they stuffed a gallon size zip-lock bag to overflowing all for $3.99.



Six skeins of South West Trading Company Bamboo yarn - marked $13.49 each, all for $6.99. Now don't ask me what these finds are going to turn into as I don't have the slightest idea, but there was no way I was leaving the store without them (especially when DH insisted that they were too good a bargain to turn down!)

3 Comments:

Blogger Rose Works Jewelry said...

Looks like you've been busy!

5:59 PM  
Blogger Monique said...

You've been quite busy. Love the pic of the kitty!
(seen in Blogs_by_Knitters)

10:14 PM  
Blogger Arlene said...

Wow - really nice! I like the lap robes!! Gorgeous. Quite a find at the thrift store too!

1:37 PM  

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