For the past 2 weeks I've dropped in on the Knit Night at Downtown Knits in Apex, NC. I've really enjoyed both visits, and hope time will allow me to keep going. During the last visit, I saw one of the ladies knitting with a yarn that ruffles. I was fascinated - and hooked. I had to buy some of my own to try out. I had great fun knitting with these - it was so simple! I plan to buy more yarn next week and try out more colors. Check out these 2 scarves.
This is a ripple pattern - Baby Lacy Ripples. I used a larger hook size to make it an adult-size afghan. A couple of years ago I made a baby afghan for my great-niece using this baby terry yarn. My nephew loved it so much he joked and said he needed a soft afghan just like it. That gave me the idea to use the left over yarn for a bigger ghan. I used the left overs, but actually had to buy more. Any excuse to buy more yarn! The finished ghan is extra soft and cozy. My daughter has already claimed it.
This is a quick and simple prayer shawl made with Lion Brand Homespun. The pattern is Crochet Wife Scarf out of the first The Prayer Shawl Ministry pattern book. It is a quick pattern, but it took me awhile to finish it. My main problem is starting so many projects and then not finishing them. This summer I've made a good start on finishing my WIPs!
This shawl will actually be one of my first donations for my new community outreach program - Crafting Blessing. Check my other blog for more information - www.craftingblessings.blogspot.com.