Sunday, November 20, 2011

Trying to catch up

Just about everything has stopped me from getting on with my year of projects challenge but the worst challenge is trying to sort out my craft room. I have overseas visitors coming for Christmas and need to make room in there for a blow-up queen size bed. Talk about a stash ..... I had to go out and buy three more 57L crates, plus give away a huge bag of yarn to a friend who also knits and crochets for charity, but there's still heaps more yarn looking for somewhere to hide. I'm not as game as some fellow bloggers so will not be showing you pictures of my craft room - sorry !!

I did manage to get the new hat number 4 done.

The previously mentioned hats number 4 and 5 are still on their respective needles and hook but I'd like to think I'll get these finished this coming week. I also finished a scarf which will be a gift for my daughter's MIL - I've been pondering over how to finish this one off and settled for just sc all the way around to give it a bit of a classic look. I used Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 10ply and the scarf is approx 60" long x 6" wide. It took all but a few metres of the 200g ball.

In an effort to use up some stash, I've decided to make some cat blankets for some of the animal refuges Knit4Charities is supporting. This month is Save-a-Dog Scheme (obviously they save cats too as they've requested these blankets). The group will also be supporting other animal refuges in the coming months so I'll just keep making the blankets in between other projects. I'm using double 8ply with a 10mm hook - starting with 40ch and working 36 rows dc. The cats don't care about fancy stitches so the blankies are nice and quick - they're also lovely and soft.

Hmmm .. almost dinner time here so I'll nip off to the kitchen for a while then come back here and check out everyone else's progress on their Year of Projects.

Have a great week.


  1. Oh, that scarf is going to be well-appreciated. It looks so nice and soft -- plus warm. We had 4" of snow here yesterday and I was thinking I need to make one for myself.

    I'm lovin' all your hats. They're so much fun to make, aren't they?

  2. The stitch pattern on the scarf is great! Yes, showing your craft room is a bit scary, isn't it? I'm glad you are working on some charity projects - one of my goals this year is to do more of those.

  3. Dorothy, I love the hat and scarf. What patterns did you use? Please let me know. Thank You, Vicki

  4. I love that hat! I'm sure that your craft room will be lovely when your guests arrive. Just make sure they dont open and dwars or closets :)

  5. I like the sc edging - it is a nice finish, isn't it? Looks lovely I think!

  6. Another great hat and I love the scarf, it's a lovely colour and I think the SC edge finishes it perfectly.

    Don't envy you having to move all your craft's not an easy job eh? My stuff is heaped up in different rooms much to hubby's annoyance!

    Crocheting for cats and dogs is a lovely idea, I don't crochet for my cats, but then they always sleep on whatever I leave hanging about!

  7. I do know what you are saying.. My sisters return home this weekend.. my craft room is a mess and I am behind in my orders, but what the heck LOL.. It is worth it...

  8. Those two items are so beautifully done, bravo my friend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. send me ur email and i can send u the pattern.

  10. These are such two terrific projects. The blue is cheery and what great workwomanship. The scarf is awesome. I love it.


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