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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Almost Ruffled

I'm moving along on my Just Enough Ruffles.  In fact, I'm getting pretty close to the actual ruffle (of which the being just enough of, the pattern is named).  The hardest part of this (so far, although I don't expect any major issues at this point) was casting on because you start with a big number and big numbers mean lots of counting.  If you had a kitten free environment and could count without feline assistance, you would probably have an easier time of it than I had.  The reason I'm mentioning this is, for one, I always try to tell you about patterns that are easy but cute because I figure most of you are looking for them (there might be one or two of you looking for insanely complicated patterns I guess) and sometimes, as knitters we find ourselves approaching a major holiday and need a last minute gift to knit.  I think in a normal* household with a fairly normal** stash, a knitter could whip one of these up pretty quickly and have it wrapped and ready before you hear hooves on the rooftop.

Speaking of hooves on the rooftop, Caleb has informed us that he believes Santa is a stalker, "I mean he knows when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, Mom - total stalker."  Yes, he's almost 11 and he figured out Santa/The Easter Bunny/The Tooth Fairy a while back.  Ah, the magic is gone.

*My definition of normal for a household does not involve baby animals of any kind - kittens or teenage dogs (or human for that matter).  I realize that most of us operate with some version of crazy all the time, but as long as that crazy is an established kind of crazy that you're used to, it's normal.

**No idea what normal is for this, but you need about 400 yards of a heavy worsted/aran weight yarn for this - most stashes should have something sitting around, right?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've made several "Just Enough Ruffles" and LOVE them! I made one each for my sister and her daughter and wear mine all winter long. Great pattern in a sane household...I made mine with a kitten around too, and it was still a great pattern.

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