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Handspun socks

I have some travel coming up, so have cast on another easy project. I’m using this pattern and some yarn that I spun earlier in the year. Traditional three-ply sock yarn.

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“Unfortunately” I’m so enthralled with how it’s knitting up that I’m almost at the heel of the first sock and I haven’t left home yet. Hopefully I won’t run out of knitting while I’m away. I’ve packed this, the lace shawl and the crochet bag.

Should give me something to do.

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A Quick Knit

I haven’t knitted very much for charity lately and so have decided to move charity knitting back into regular rotation of projects.

I’m really happy with how this little cardigan turned out.

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It used up some old Elle Escapade yarn. Pattern can be found here. It’s a very easy pattern that makes a good take along project as it doesn’t require much concentration.

Crochet Wednesday

My current Wednesday crochet project will also be doing double duty as my take-along project.  I’m making one of these bags.

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Pictured is one of my new crochet hooks from the set that I bought earlier this year. I’m a big fan. I think I’m crocheting much faster with these hooks and they are easier on the hands.

So I didn’t mean to disappear. Life caught up with me. End of semester, marking assessment, writing exams and then marking them. Then I got sick and Gorgeous Man has been away for the past week for work.

As a result there has been minimal crafting. I messed up my lace shawl and had to go backwards for 10 rows.

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I’m now heading in the right direction and all the pulled out yarn has been reknitted.

There has been a small finish. 20 year old yarn in this little crochet hat for one of Gorgeous Girl’s dolls.

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Feels good to use up some leftovers. Dolly used to belong to me and she is somewhat worse for wear. At some point she will need to visit the doll hospital and have her eyes replaced. She’s lost the eyelashes off one eye and has cloudiness on both of them.

 

I whipped up a little crochet hat. It took less than an hour.

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This will go to charity.

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I’m knitting a cardigan in yarn to match.

More car knitting. A simple linen stitch facewasher using the rest of the yarn from the last one.

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Just two more rows to go and then cast off.

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A few years ago I made a ridiculous number lot of African Flower Hippos. I had one block left over and decided to turn it into a pincushion using this pattern by Sandra who blogs at Cherry Heart. It is a very easy pattern to follow, and the result is really cute.

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Because I used 4 ply (fingering) yarn and a 1.75 mm crochet hook mine is much smaller than others I’ve seen.

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