Wednesday, February 11, 2015
From the Handiwork Journal . . .
. . . crocheted a few washcloths, with yarn I had in my stash. These are made with a 2-ply, 100% cotton yarn. At the time I purchased the yarn, yellow and white where the only two colors in 2-ply. It makes a thinner cloth and dries faster. I simply used single crochet for these.
(I really like the 2-ply for a hand towel, versus the 4 ply cotton. I will be making more until my yarn is used up)
. . . put another dishcloth on the knitting needles to use up some yarn I had. I'm just using up what's in my "stash."
. . . crocheted a kitchen flower scrubbie to add to Oldest Daughter's birthday gift (these are made with store bought scrubbies, and I crochet around them. Free Pattern: Scrubby Posey (Yarnspirations)
. . .still puttering away with the baby blanket - 96 yellow flowers finished, and currently crocheting the pink flowers.
. . . finished the heart/stamp Christmas tree ornament.
. . . cut, rolled and pinned more netting. The bottom of the box if filled with red netting. As crazy as I am, I want to get one more color added to this box. Maybe. Maybe not. I still have more purple to cut yet.
. . . glued together a few remaining vintage metal coffee pot filters, and gave them a new life (visit S.C.R.A.P. Blogspot to see those).
. . .embroidered three kitchen towels for Oldest Daughter. You can't find "Army" embroidery patterns, so I created my own. I told you they'd be different. I used washable ink and traced free printable coloring pages to make these.
. . . and what's a birthday without a handmade birthday card? I made this with scrap fabric.
. . . crocheted tassels for the last three laminated bookmarks. The other two were blocked yesterday, and the tulip one is now in my current book. A few years ago I found printable bookmarks, and had the cardstock laminated at our library. I cut them out, punched a hole in the top, and added the crocheted part to them.