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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

A Rainbow of Yarn

Since I last showed you this yarn (Madelinetosh Tosh DK, I have gotten two skeins of Tart (the red) to add to the collection and I've washed all the skeins until the water ran clear.  They've all dried, so yesterday I decided to go ahead and get them wound into center pull balls.  I knew that would take a while so I brought my swift and skein winder downstairs and set them up on the kitchen island so I could wind while Caleb did his homework.  This also meant that Maximus saw the swift and ball winder for the first time (Max hasn't even been allowed to peek into the sewing/stash room).  Once he got a handle on the pure awesomeness that was yarn going in circles, he decided to start a fight with the swift.  You have to understand, Max will take on anything, so I wasn't surprised when he started swinging at the swift.  Winding yarn while half of your equipment is being attacked was a new experience for me, but eventually, I got everything wound up and it's all ready to use.

Want to know what I'm going to use it for?  I'm going to do Attic 24's Neat Ripple, but I'm going to use the stripe pattern from the one she's crocheting now instead of the stripes from the actual pattern.  I've got to crochet a swatch to make sure I know what I'm doing, and when I actually start, I'm going to get my Mom to help me since she knows all about the crochet.  Fortunately, this uses double crochet (UK treble) which is the only stitch I know, so I don't think it will be too much trouble, once I get going.  Also, there are no little things to sew together, so once I'm done, I'm done.  Yes, poor Babette is still waiting to get sewn up.  I might force myself to get that sewn up before I start this new project.  That would be the responsible thing to do...

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Anonymous Elsie said...

Thanks for the website. I love this ripple and will start one in baby dk until I can afford what I really want.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this blanket and plan to make one also. Where is the picture of the one Attic 24 is currently making? I'd love to see it.

1:05 PM  

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