Our Relay for Life event was a success! This was our first year having our own team ("Keeler Krazies for a Kure") and we did very well. So far, our total money raised is about $1,300. This is great for a first year team and will go toward the fight against cancer and to help those who are fighting this disease.
The throws I made for our basket raffle went over well. The event also had a basket raffle and asked each team to donate something toward it. I was very surprised to find out that the person who won our basket was my mother-in-law! I looked at her when they called her name and she just shrugged and smiled. I told her that if she wanted me to make her something all she had to do was ask. Crazy old lady! Oopps! Did that come out out loud?!?
We have been having a "Baby Bonaza" around here this past weekend. On Friday family friends had their first child, Kevin. Then one of my co-workers became a first time grandma to Milo on Saturday.
Both babies were early. This was a great time to have a gift stash. I was able to go to my stash, pick out a gift, wrap it up, and then give it to the new baby. I think I am going to add this to my goals for this year; To have a stash of gifts made and ready to go so there is no stress if I need a last minute gift, or in this case, an early gift. Let's see - no more buying of yarn until I have used up what I have and have a gift stash. How long can I do that?!?
My first finished object is a knit Car Seat Blanket. If you remember, I was using Red Heart's "with Love" yarn for this project. Since I purchased this pattern in a kit from Mary Maxim (www.marymaxim.com) I can't share it with you, but here is a picture of the finished project.
This is my favorite kind of cat. I don't need to feed her, I don't need to clean a litter box, and she doesn't "sass" me back. Our boy cat hardly ever 'talks' until you catch him doing something he shouldn't and you tell him, "NO". Then, he has sooooooo much to 'say'! LOL!
My third finished object is a dish towel made out of Lion Cotton that I picked up from the clearance rack at JoAnn's for a song. This is one of my "go to" patterns for Dish Towels and can be found at www.lionbrand.com. Pattern name - kkc-dishCloths. There is also a crocheted version of this pattern as well. Even though the pattern is for a dish clothe, if you just cast on more stitches it becomes dish towel sized. I cast on 62 stitches for my dish towel and then just followed the pattern. If you made dish clothe and dish towel sets they would be great to stash away as gifts.
On The Needles
Right now I have two projects I am working on.
The first is a dish towel made out of the leftovers of cotton yarn that I have. The technique is a bit different for me as it is a K1, K1 into the the stitch below repeat. I had to look this technique up, but it is simple and gives a great "waffle-y" texture to the fabric.
The second is the "Persephone's Return" socks. The design continues down the top of the foot of the sock from the leg and since these are for my daughter I am knitting them like the pattern states. When I make this pattern for myself I will not put the design down the foot. No one is going to see it anyway since my foot will be in a shoe.
My prayer shawl project has been put on hold until we get some cooler weather. I just don't want anything lying in my lap right now.
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