It has been way too long since my last post. Frankly I haven't been posting enough lately. I'm turning over a new leaf starting Monday. I am going to post more often again. Well I hope I will anyway.
I have a finished object to share! Remember the gorgeous pink Bam Boo yarn I purchased at Beads and Beyond awhile back? This week I turned that yarn into a new fall scarf pour moi!
As you can see, it is not really long. That's okay though because it's supposed to be more of a fashion statement than something to keep you warm. Here is a better pic after blocking.
The yarn was a little difficult to get used to knitting with. It split A LOT at first. After awhile I no longer had a problem. This yarn is so soft and silky. I just love it!
While purchasing the Bam Boo, I saw a similar scarf made out of it at Beads and Beyond. I liked it so much that I asked the owner, Dawn Kress, for the stitch pattern that was used. She emailed me a link to different rib stitches. Thanks again Dawn! I tried a couple different stitch patterns but ended up using the Mistake Rib Stitch for this scarf. What I like most about it is that it's reversible and 3-dimensional. It's very neat.
Here is a closer look at stitch pattern. You end up with a column of knit stitches, a column of moss stitches, a column of purl sitches, and another column of knit stitches. Look closely!
I finished the scarf last night and spent the day working on blankets for The Preemie Project. (Go check out the new website. Click on the link! It's almost finished so go easy on me. It still needs a ton of work.) We have an upcoming donation of pumpkin hats with matching booties along with Pumpkin themed blankets for Halloween. This donation will be made to The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) on 10/21/2005. Then we have a donation of regular items around 11/1 to the UIHC.
With the upcoming donations I'm going to be very busy cranking out as many pumpkin themed blankets and regular hats, booties and blankets as I can. I'm also trying to get some bereavement items done too. First on the list is the dozen small Pumpkin Themed Blankets I've planned. If need be I'll be sewing more to fill in the gap.
My mom and I stumbled onto some great craft sales last weekend. What's better than a sale?! Ohhh I L-O-V-E a good sale. YES I do! We found flannel to make the blankets below at 50% off. great deal! The best part about this is that a sale allows us to be able to purchase more and thus support more families and infants.
The blanket in the front was blanket stitched all the way around. I hope to use the blanket stitch on most of the blankets I make. I think that it adds a nice "special" touch to them. That will have to do until we get a decent sewing machine with decorative stitches. It's amazing how easy the blanket stitch is. I looked at it once and picked it up earlier this week. It's SO simple.
We also picked up all of this at 10 for $1.00. Regularly they are $.29 a piece. Looks like I'll be doing a ton of blanket stitch! This should last awhile.
Here's one other blanket that I finished up today. It's for the 11/1 donation. I love this flannel print. It's just so sweet. This flannel was purchased with a gift card donated by Jennifer Casa. Thanks Jennifer!
Lastly, after working on a few more Pumpkin Blanket I plan to cast on a Jester Hat with this Bernat Softee.
This is my favorite yarn to use for the preemie items. It's so cost effective and extremely soft. This colorway is so cute too. I'll post a pic of the finished hat tonight. Have a great Saturday Night!