My Knitting & Crochet
December 14, 2012
Mice 51 and 52 are done:
Lynne is coming over to stuff the last eight mice this weekend, and I will take a picture of all of them before giving any away.
My Child's Mendocino cardigan was frogged, sorry to say. There was a mix up with the yardages given for the put-up. Ravelry said they were 98 yards per skein, and I had 5 skeins, so I was fine. Then I noticed that my yarn was running out faster than it should be. I was only one and a half inches up the back and my third ball of yarn was half gone, and I knew that at that rate I was going to run out of yarn. So I read the ball band, and it said Organik was actually 89 yards. That meant that I actually had 25 yards less than I needed for the sweater, not 40 yards more than I needed, as I had thought. Oh well, it is a learning opportunity. Should have read the ball band and not depended on Ravelry! Organik probably is 98 yards per ball now; the company has changed hands and I imagine the put up is different. Or someone may have dyslexia over on Ravelry. Sorry, Georgia, you won't be getting your sweater this Christmas! I am sure you will like what we gave you, probably more than a sweater :)
I've been crocheting a lot this week. Sorry I don't have pictures. I have one block done and one block to go in the In A Spin crochet-along, with another week's square coming out today. I've also been working at finishing my Scrap Yarn Afghan thingy. I just have a little more scraps to finish up, put an edging around it -- with other scrap yarn, of course -- and call it done. Then I can start a worsted weight scrap yarn afghan :) I think I'll use a ripple stitch for it though ... I'm getting tired of the granny square.
I'm contemplating making this steering wheel cover to protect my crazy cold hands a bit more than just my gloves do. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTwheelie.html
The visor pocket is pretty neat too.
Posted by: brandi | December 14, 2012 at 09:35 AM
That's very cool!
Posted by: yarndemon | December 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM
I would love to see a picture of the whole year of mousies when they are all stuffed. You're kitties are very lucky. Do you have plans for a similar weekly project for 2013?
Posted by: Sarah Otley | January 04, 2013 at 12:21 PM