Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Some Community Service Knitting Ready to Deliver




I have been knitting fancy, warm scarves for the ladies at a battered women's shelter and also washcloths. The washcloths are packaged with hotel-size soap, shampoo and lotion. I have some ready to donate when I see my aunt in the next week. I also knitted up a few baby bibs that I will add to this donation.











No two washcloths are alike. Just some fun,quick-gratification kind of knitting that willserve a useful purpose. Below you can see the washcloths before they were packaged.



Sunday, September 16, 2007

Some FO's

Three more scarves done in the past week. These were all knitted using one strand of Lion Brand Boucle and one strand of Fun Fur. Quick project that makes a nice, warm scarf with some pizazz.

I also knitted a washcloth using one of the new S&C Stripes. This one is a baby lace pattern using "Pinky Stripes". Below is another washcloth, which is a new design that I'll be posting the pattern for in the next few days. It still needs to be named.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Surprise in the Mail


I came home today to find a surprise in the mail from my internet friend, Jo W in Missouri. Last week I posted a note to my friends at the DishclothsRUs group sharing a link to a blog with a really cute crocheted bath puff. My crochet skills are marginal at best, but I really like this bath puff so I jokingly suggested one of the crocheters on the list might make one for me. (Really I was kidding.) Jo W crocheted a bath puff and mailed it to me. It is WONDERFUL! I can't wait to give it a try in the shower. She does amazing crochet. Thank you JO W for my bath puff.

Oh, just in case you want the link:
www.courtneys-crafting.blogspot.com

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Added Two More Patterns

I have added two more of my cloth designs to my pattern blog. You can click on the link at the right to access the patterns. Below on the left is my Jungle Cloth and on the right is my Marvelous Mesh Cloth. The Jungle cloth was knitted using Sugar and Cream "Sage Green". The Marvelous Mesh cloth is Sugar and Cream "Summerset".




Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Reading, Knitting, Designing

A little of each to report. Currently on my iPod I am listening to Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky while I walk each day and some while I am knitting. This is for a book discussion on Friday so I need to listen as often as possible between now and Friday to have it finished. I was at the laundramat today washing some large comforters so had some knitting and listening time. I finished knitting a cloth of my own design while waiting for those comforters.



This is my newest cloth design, called

Three Degrees of Separation.

(Thank you to my son, Rob, for the name.)



I am reading a book right now that I am enjoying very much. It is If Today Be Sweet by Thrity Umrigar. The protagonist is a Parsi woman who is a recent widow. The book opens with her on an extended visit at the home of her son and his family in Ohio. She must decide between returning to her home in Bombay or staying in the United States. We follow along on Tehmina's thought journey as she struggles with returning to what she knows in India or embracing the unknown in the US. A very good read.

I have started a blog for my knit designs. The link is here on this blog. The only pattern currently on the new blog is the Three Degrees of Separation, but I plan to load the rest of my designs soon. Please check back.

My socks are progressing even though I am still knitting the first sock. I am knitting along on the foot part now so since I have small feet, they will soon be finished.

Now, click on the link to the right to check out my cloth pattern.