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

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I Shouldn't Really Be Here

Nope, sure shouldn't. About this time I should have been coming out of recovery after having my right knee replaced, but the operation has been postponed to sometime next week. So, with nothing planned for this afternoon, I thought I'd try to blog a bit - mostly photos. The one bright side is that I'll get Thursday & probably next Monday at knitting group.

Anyway, here are the photos although Blogger seems to be dropping them all over the place. Most of these are made with wonderful hand-wash yarns donated by a kind woman from Royal Oak, MI, so we've used them for items that our group can sell to raise money for machine wash/dry yarns to make items for charity. But how nice it was to work with these fibers.

This one is a wonderful self striping yarn, Paton's Soy Wool Stripes (SWS) that I used to advantage in knitting on the diagonal. I love the colors and the soft feel of the yarn. The hat below is a very heavy wool with a button tab.

A hat & scarf set knit from a pebble yarn in browns, creams & greys on the left & a mohair yarn in the same colorway in a super long curly crocheted scarf.

These next three gave me a chance for the first time to work with the legendary Noro. The first two are in rainbow colors and the third is in a brown/green color way.  Number 1 is another diagonal knit, number 2 is knit in seed stitch and the third is brioche stitch.

This last one doesn't show up as well in the photo as it does in real silver & glitter.  The "wild" one below is a design by one of our K4 members, Evelyn. It has a crocheted sleeve with long fringe attached. The fringe wraps around the neck, through the sleeve and hangs down. These were a big hit at the Made In The Mitten sale at the center last Saturday.

And back to the more mundane - in other words plain old acrylic yarn - knit into fourteen hats that went to Remnant Ministries here in Lake Orion this afternoon.

Guess that's it for a bit.. Time to get back to knitting, probably hats for a while as Rev. Patty was very happy to get these.


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