Monday, August 23, 2010

Off the hook: tweedy rug

This is a small crocheted rug I made out of 3 strands of jute-like yarn from my weaving stash (the day before I ruthlessly weeded it). It's done in double crochet stitch.

Major stashbusting

I've gotten semi-ruthless with my weaving yarn stash and today managed to weed out 4 big bins worth. I've offered it on Wake Freecycle and already had a response.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Off the hook: yellow baby blanket

In addition to knitting yarns I have a stash of yarn primarily for weaving projects. I'm looking at these now to see if any can be used in knitting projects. Here is a small baby blanket that I crocheted in double crochet with a simple added edging. The yarn is a cotton/acetate blend and the label says the color is "Sweet Corn." The yarn is a thin core of yellow with little twists in white thread. Because the fiber is so thin, I used 5 strands to make the equivalent of DK weight yarn.

Still lots left of this yarn! Maybe it's time to offer some of the weaving yarn stash to other crafters.

Single strand of the yarn:

Friday, August 13, 2010

On the needles: still another baby blanket

I've started another baby blanket to use up some of my cotton yarn stash. This is a favorite afghan pattern that I've used many times over the years. It's from Barbara Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. I like that the pattern mimics the popular crocheted zigzag afghan pattern, but -- since it's knitted -- it uses up a lot less yarn than the crocheted version.

The white yarn is Sugar 'n Cream and the multi-color is Peaches & Creme (color is Fiesta). The pattern knits up fast as there are only 2 rows to make the pattern.

Off the hook: white cotton baby blanket

The crocheted baby blanket is finished:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

On the hook: yet another baby blanket

I'm crocheting a baby blanket using white Sugar & Cream cotton yarn from my sister's recent destashing. The pattern is "Simplicity" from Comfort Knitting and Crochet.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Off the hooks: small rug

My sister did some destashing this week & I took everything off her hands. Most of the yarn will be donated to the monthly charity knitting group. Like me, she had some really old stuff in her stash, including some grey nylon macrame cord. I mixed it with some nylon string that I had on hand and crocheted this small doormat. I seem to be attracting others who are destashing & they seem to see me as the repository for their castoffs.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Off the needles: Alligator scarf

The pattern is another of the Morehouse Farms critter scarves. It was a fun, quick knitting project. I made it in taupe Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn.