Sunday, January 31, 2010

FO#10 - T-Shirt Rug

Pattern: This is crocheted. The pattern is simple.
Chain 31
***Turn and sc into 2nd chain from hook
Sc in every st across (30 sts)
Chain one. Turn.
Repeat from *** until the rug is as long as you want. Weave in ends as you go along to make it easier. This post at CraftStylish shows how to make neat color changes.

Hook: The biggest one I have. It's an old carved wooden hook, so I will have to measure it to figure out the size.

Yarn: T-shirt yarn. I cut from the bottom up, a continuous spiral about 1 inch wide. Once I get to the bottom of the sleeves, I stop. Then I do the same for each sleeve. This leaves the part covers you chest and upper back. I cut that part into shorter 1-inch strips to use for color changes. This rug used seven adult-sized T-shirts.

Destination: In the kitchen in front of the back door. This is where Bean's doggy door is, and she tends to track a LOT of dirt in. Hopefully this will catch some of it. Also, it should be easy to clean - just wash it like a t-shirt!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

FO#9 - Knitted "sock monkey"

Pattern: "A New Sock Monkey" from Itty Bitty Toys by Susan B. Anderson. His hair was made using a twisted loop stitch, which I had never done before. I can't find a description of it on the web.

Yarn: A sock yarn from my collection. I am looking for the label so I can give more info. There was a period when I thought I would knit a pair of sock for everyone in my life. Need I say more? Now I have a quite a few skeins of sock yarn sitting around and this is a good way to use them up. Although this little guy didn't even take 1/3 of a skein to make.

Needles: I used size 4 double pointed needles.

Destination: Baby Ike in NYC