Category Archives: women

Knitting again!

You know that I must be sick when I don’t want to knit. After several bad months, I have improved enough that I’m knitting again–and it’s good! My first project was this hat, whipped up in two days. Now I’m making several items for Christmas gifts.

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Fingerless gloves

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Fingerless gloves are just the thing for girls and women who like to text. I’ve made two pairs recently. The red ones are my original design and are slightly smaller for a person with short fingers, like me. The teal pair will fit someone with longer fingers.

These two pairs will be on display at our subdivision’s arts and crafts fair in March.

Infinity scarf

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This infinity scarf is a special order for a customer who wanted this color to match her coat.

Because the scarf pattern has right and wrong sides, I did not twist it when connecting the ends. Instead of sewing the ends together, I crocheted them. You can see the neat ridge of single crochet on the wrong side, but the joint is invisible on the right side. This was an improvement over sewing the seam.

A tale of three socks

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When I make socks with self-striping yarn, I have always made the two socks to match. With my skein of Cascade Yarns’ “Heritage Prints,” I thought that it might be different (or fun) not to have them match. Unfortunately, I didn’t like the result. However, there was enough yarn in this 100-gram skein to make a third sock, which I knit to match one of the others. So what did I do with the extra sock? I gave it to a friend who has only one leg.

Butterfly time!

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Summer is the time for butterflies, and I decided to design and knit a butterfly dish cloth for a friend who loves butterflies. It took three or four attempts before I was happy with my design, although perhaps it looks more like a moth than a butterfly.

It’s been a long time since my last post, but I haven’t been idle. I’ve made two baby sweaters and a baby afghan, among other things. I’ve also been working on the hats and scarves for the shelter for battered women in Illinois. I’ll send my annual box of donations in early fall before it gets too cold there.