Last Thursday, June 7th I finished up my flower dishcloth, shown alongside the double woven cloth. I also made these stitch markers for my dishcloth swap pal. I like that the photo captured the iridescence of the smaller beads. Both cloths were sent off to my pal on Monday, along with the markers, soap and some chocolate.

stitch markers


I haven’t been doing a whole lot of knitting or crochet the past few weeks, as I somehow injured my right wrist. I have been really trying to take it easy and not stress it out too much.

However, my oldest niece, Roxie, (daughter of Lindie) is going far away and I felt compelled to crochet her a little gift to remind her of home. I came up with a lacy soap bag, making up the pattern as I went along. It was impromptu and the process of making and giving felt like a different kind of project, one that was possibly more personal than any other I have done. So given that and the fact that I gave it to her the day after it was finished up, there is no picture. I wrote up the pattern and my little sister, Christen, kindly tested it out for me. I will be posting it on the site.

(Notes added to clear up some confusion about the family tree hehe) 

I finished the dishcloth for my secret pal and have started another using the Flower Power pattern by Whimical Knitting Designs. Each petal is knit separately, then joined in the round for the center. I’m using bright pink Sugar n’ Cream yarn and so far have two of the five petals knit. I’ll get a photo of the cloths together once this one is done.

I also made some stitch markers for a different swap last Thursday, the 10th. I lost one of my double point needles and another knitter offered to send me an extra of hers. In exchange, I used blue and white beads and wire to make her some stitch markers.

stitch markers

Socks for three knitalongs: Sockapaloooza, Knitting Olympics and Knittin’ Mom’s Sock-a-Month. I used Wendy’s toe-up sock pattern for the basic sock and my own creativity for the textural design as I went along. Knitted February 10-26.
First each sock was going to have a sort of stylized map. I’m familiar with the shape of my state, so this worked well. But I just couldn’t do justice to my sock pal’s home, not on a deadline, at least. So both socks represent the lovely state of Oregon. One sock has an image of Oregon, the other has a pine tree.
Correction: I will probably keep these and make another pair of Oregon socks for my pal. I didn’t size them quite right for her and I want to account for stretch of the free-form designs with my next pair. I should have made the images thinner so they will stretch and look correct when worn. My pal’s socks will most likely be another color, just so I don’t get bored with this green.
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finneshed free form socks


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