January 05, 2012

Mini Dribble Dabble

I came up with a smaller dribble dabble. It's 3 inches. It's much smaller and more convenient. I suppose it's better for on the go dabbing.

Mini Dribble Dabble

Bernat Cottontots

US 6 (4.0 mm)

Gauge isn't important.

Cast on 15.

Row 1 & 2: K1, P1 across row.

Row 3: P1, K1, P11, P1, K1

Row 4: P1, K1, K11, P1, k1

Repeat row 3 and 4 until piece is a square. I knit 22 rows total.

Row 21 & 22: K1, P1 across row.

Bind off.

January 04, 2012

AC Moore Mill Ends

I just want to say I love AC Moore Mill Ends. They are a great deal. And an even better deal if a 50% off coupon is used. I bought a couple packages that I absolutely love.

I bought one, the turquoise, a few months ago at the Crossroads AC Moore here in Cary. The other, light yellow, I bought this weekend at the College Road AC Moore in Wilmington. They aren’t identified as cotton, but when I bought them I was certain they were cotton. They are super soft. It was driving me crazy because I was doing everything I could to try and identify them because I love them so much. So tonight I decided to try the AC Moore group on ravelry. When I read that somebody had bought Hobby Lobby I love This Yarn in mill ends. It clicked in my head. I was almost positive my mill ends were Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton. So I dug out one of my skeins of I Love This Cotton. It looked exactly the same, felt the same and the ends even frayed the same. I got excited and told my mom all about it. She asked me all these questions and the answer to them all was yes. Then I remember reading on my bags that the mill ends were made in Turkey. And I remember that was odd because they are usually from Canada. So I told myself if the I Love This Cotton is made in Turkey, I am 100% positive it’s the same. Sure enough it said made in Turkey. I am so excited! The closest Hobby Lobby is in Fayetteville, an hour and a half from me. So naturally I don’t go there often.

I’m very happy. I got 5 skeins of I Love This Cotton in turquoise for $3 and 5 skeins of I Love This Cotton in buttercup for $3. I always use 50% off coupons. That’s really the only way to craft.

EDIT: After I typed this I remembered another mill ends I bought a few months before the turquoise. It’s a variegated and when I bought it I was positive it was cotton. Then I saw the bag didn’t identify it as cotton. So I tried to identify the brand and couldn’t. Sure enough it’s I Love This Cotton in tuscany. If I ever find anymore I Love This Cotton in mill ends I will buy it!

January 01, 2012

It's a new year.

Maybe this year I can actually write on this blog every day.

We took Christmas decorations down, but my mitten garland is still out. I want to put it on the fireplace and get a picture of it when the fire is on. It's been too warm for a fire. It's suppose to get really cold Tuesday. Hopefully I can get a picture then.

December 08, 2011

Christmas time is here again!

Out tree has been up for 2 weeks, but we just got the ornaments out tonight. The tree doesn't even have lights on it. We have gifts under the tree. Yes, gifts under a decoration free tree.

My Anthro-inspired many mitten garland is out now. I can't decide where to hang it up. Where ever I hang it, I'll post a picture and the pattern.

I got the Christmas DVDs out the other day. Prancer was right on top. I do believe Prancer was the second movie I ever saw in the theater. (ET was the first.) I love Prancer. I used to watch it over and over and over again when I was younger.

August 30, 2011

Dribble Dabble

They dribble, you dab. And you have a dribble dabble! It's a baby spit rag. My sister came up with the name. I showed her the baby spit rag I made and she said, "It's a dribble dabble!" So the dribble dabble was born.

It's a small 5 inch square cloth knit in Bernat Cottontots. It's super soft. It can be a spit rag, wipe, washcloth, anything you can think of. If you choose to use this as a wipe, there are lots of awesome recipes for baby safe homemade wipe solutions out there.

These are small so they fit in your pocket without being bulky. Plus, they're green! No waste! They can easily be put in the washer and dryer for easy clean-up.

I never really liked big bulky cloths. My hands are kind of small so they are too much for my hands. It doesn't take me long to knit one cloth. It's super easy and fast. This is definitely a knit while you watch TV item!

Dribble Dabble

Bernat Cottontots

US 7 (4.5 mm)

Gauge is not important.

Cast on 25.

Row 1 & 2: K1, P1 across row.

Row 3: K1, P1, P21, P1, K1

Row 4: K1, P1, K21, P1, K1

Repeat Row 3 and 4 until piece is a square. It was 28 rows of stockinette stitch for me.

Row 29 & 30: K1, P1 across row.

Bind off.

NOTE: If you decide to cast on more or less than 25, make sure it's an odd number of stitches.

PS: The picture is kind of dark because I took it with my phone. I'm unsure why the flash didn't come on.

June 09, 2011

I want to knit something.

I want to knit something, but I am unsure of what to knit. It's super hot here. I guess I could do a hat. I wouldn't be able to wear it comfortably until November at the least. If I don't knit anything, I could certainly finish crocheting my Seascape Throw. I am almost more than halfway through with it. It's made of 100% cotton. Cotton is my favorite fiber. I love the way it feels. It's super soft. And it's cool. I prefer coolness to warmth.

June 07, 2011

I got my scarf!

I received my Traveling Scarf on Friday. I got it back in record time. Less than four months on the road. It was the first to make it home out of the group. It's absolutely beautiful! So bright and colorful. I love it! I don't have a picture yet because I need to add one or two more colors.

When I received my scarf, I also received two scarves to work on. I started them Friday night and had them on their way by 12:00 PM on Saturday. I worked all Friday night on the scarves. I'm so glad I had the scarves less than 24 hours and on their way again.