Knitting stuff and going on and on.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Yarn, knitting patterns, it's all here.

A new washcloth.

Cast on 50 sts.
Knit 4 rows.
Row 5: Knit across.
Row 6: K4, *Purl* to last 4, K4.
Row 7: K4, *K2tog* to last 4, K4.
Row 8: K4, *K1, M1* to last 4, K4
Repeat rows 5 - 8 to within 1/2 inch of desired length.
Cast off.
Weave in ends.

A hand towel with contrasting bands. Well, it will be when I get finished with it.

Cast on 75. With MC
Knit 15 rows (or 2").
Drop MC - Knit in CC (1 knit row).
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K2, *YO, K2tog* Repeat to last st, K1.
Row 3: Knit

Drop CC - Knit in MC (1 knit row).
Knit until you wish to strangle yourself with the yarn. About 135 rows (or 18").
Drop MC - Knit in CC
Repeat Rows 1 - 3 of Pattern.
Drop CC - Knit in MC
Knit 15 rows (or 2").
Cast off.
Weave in ends.

Another prize for the dishcloths/washcloths/handtowels/dishtowels thing for my friends.
Meet Pumpkin Patch. It's a pretty skein of Briggs and Little Durasport. About 430 yards. In orange (Kool-aid/food dye), green (Kool-aid/food dye) and brown (coffee).

Second prize. Four skeins of Emu Superwash DK weight wool about 119 metres each. Kool-aid and food dyed yarn. The winner gets to "Name that Yarn!".

Part of the Grand Prize.
Meet Winter Boreal. Six skeins of Emu Superwash DK weight wool about 119 metres each. Kool-aid/food dye and coffee coloured yarn.

So, get knitting and you could win one of these fabulous (if I do say so myself ;-) ) prizes.

Just a quick re-cap:

My friends lost everything in a moving van fire (it really did burn they have the emergency response records to prove it). I am collecting knit dishcloths, face cloths, dish towels and hand towels to give them a bit of a boost and something special for their new home. I hope to make a bad experience just that much better for them.

The deadline to send them is August 31st. I'll be mailing the care package out to my friends and doing the draws on September 15th.

Anything received after that deadline will be put into little care packages and donated to the local women's shelter to give abused women(and children) something nice for their new (hopefully violence-free) homes. Since most of these women have nothing either. Most have to run and don't have time or resources to take much from their old homes.


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