November 14, 2008

Catching up

Posted in Charity, Kitties, Ravelry at 12:00 am by Rebecca Crochets

Thursday is for blogging! I’m hoping that I can establish a schedule again where I at least blog one night a week. So now I’m declaring it to be Thursday night.

So, here are some pictures of what I’ve been up to the past week or so.

Baby booties

I’ve been trying to get rid of some of my stash. I really didn’t have too much of this baby yarn, so I only got three pairs of booties. And actually the ones in the foreground are missing a row or two around the top. They’re ankle baby booties!

Curious Puck

Puck couldn’t resist finding out what was so interesting. Could it be something cuter than he?

Preemie hats

And more cute little things. This yarn was donated in February and I’ve already made a number of toddler hats with it, but I was pretty sure I couldn’t get much more from it. Thank goodness someone from the Knit One, Save One campaign visited our crochet group. She handed out booklets with the details and a few patterns to create preemie hats for babies in undeveloped countries. Even in warmer climates, the hats help the tiny babies more easily regulate their body temperatures giving them a better chance of surviving their first month. I changed the pattern a little by using single crochet instead of the double crochet they called for. The pink one on the top right is the closest to the original pattern. I, of course, can never let a good pattern alone. I made pom-poms, stripes, and embroidery. I had so much fun doing these, I made them all in two nights!

Ribbon scarf

I started this scarf some time ago, but now that it’s colder, the women at the Pittsburgh Women’s Shelter can really use them. I finished this tonight. It was also created from donated yarn. It’s Lion Brand’s Incredible ribbon and Wool-Ease, but donated by two different people! It’s so fun to try to match up the yarns to create something pretty. I found the knitting pattern on Ravelry, but had to add a crochet fringe to it!

Special scarf

I also started another scarf tonight. This is a pattern from the yarn label, and will be sent off to the winter athletes in the Special Olympics. What’s fun, is that I was watching a winter sport (hockey) while making it: the Pittsburgh Penguins playing the Philadelphia Flyers. I started the scarf at the beginning of the game, and got this far through three periods, an overtime, and a shoot-out that went through six shooters each team. The game was pretty exciting and I think helped me keep a pretty quick pace!

Katie Bolero motif

And finally, above is the motif from the Katie Bolero that I mentioned in the previous post. The yarn is Patons Silk Bamboo in Almond. It’s 70% bamboo and 30% silk and is so soft and lustrous. I’ve made a few of the motifs and I’m having a problem memorizing the last round. I’ve got everything else down, but the last round is driving me crazy. So crazy that I’m going to make a few changes. Like I said, I can never leave a good pattern alone. I’ll share what I’ve come up with soon…

Well, that’s it for now. See you next Thursday, I hope!

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3 Comments »

  1. knitsburgh said,

    Wow, I thought I was progressing nicely working on my hats, one a week. You crocheters are so fast!

    And I think Puck is working quality control, obviously checking for missed stitches and ends sticking out. I have feline quality control in my house too.

  2. Diane said,

    Feline quality control? I must have the worst quality control managers in the world. They literally never pay attention to my crocheting. Are they perhaps controlling the quality of something else in my environment and I am unaware? I hope it has something to do with my dear husband. I think he really needs it.

    PS Roxanne just called me and said she did 20 preemie hats this week. Rebecca, I think you don’t know what you have done showing her how to do these hats!

  3. […] at Three Rivers Crochet have been knocking out hats left and right!  See Rebecca’s progress here, and Roxann’s here.  With today being Black Friday, I suddenly feel the pressure of my […]


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