Monday, October 30, 2006

I have 15 hats so far... this is just a few of them. I will try to get to twenty five. The children at the orphanage range in age from toddler to teen.

Most of the hats were made from things I have in my stash. Some of the yarn was more expensive then others. I made purchases in America, Italy, Ukraine and Russia. So the hats are international!


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I went shopping for yarn today with two friends. They had never seen this store before and it was fun to experience it with them.

The red skein is for a young lady here who is ten. I told her I was going shopping and asked her if she needed anything. She needed red, yellow and blue. I found a great red so I picked that up. She makes clothing for her Barbies and toys so I wanted to encourage her efforts.

It was fun to watch the other women shop. Everyone went home with several skeins of yarn!

We are planning to make around 75 hats for all the children at an orphanage here in town. I am sure this will not be our last trip to get yarn!

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

finished in two weeks!

here is the back:

and here is the front...

I wore it today and got a lot of compliments... it was a great feeling to be able to say that I made it!

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sweater update

I am enjoying the time spent on this project. I am almost finished with the second sleeve now!

I only have two skeins left of this color so unless I can find more at the yarn store here I won't be able to make it as long as I had hoped. Since this is my first raglan I was not sure what to expect... I already have so many ideas for the next one!

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

My First Raglan Sweater

I have tried to make sweaters from patterns with no luck. After reading online about Raglan sweaters and seeing a few posted on other blogs I thought Iwould give one a try.
I am using the instructions provided in Maggie Righetti's book "Crocheting In Plain English". I have only had to rip out and start over once so far! My collar is longer than what she gives instructions for and so far that is my only modification to her written instructions.
Wish me luck!

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