Friday, December 24, 2010

Gnome on a Shelf

He can see if you are naughty or nice!  Actually he can't see anything;  his eyes are covered with his hat.  This gnome has been hidden unfinished for a couple of years in a plastic shoe box.  A UFO for 2 years! Does that make me a naughty knitter?  He didn't have his arms  and one leg sewn on.  It really took very little time to sew everything together.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Afghans, Blankets and Throws

They are all the same thing, ways to use up a lot of yarn.  The white cable afghan was done quite a while ago except for weaving in the ends. The yarn, a fluffy acrylic (Lion Brand Jiffy) was given to me.  It looks pretty good considering...     I just wish I had made it bigger, because I still have 2 skeins left. 

The gray one (Red Heart yarn) is  in the blanket category, it is large enough to cover a queen size bed.  It was started in the Summer, when the weather here was cool. As it warmed up in the Fall, and the blanket grew heavy,  I had to put it down.  Finally last week it was done.  Alas, the yarn did not come from my stash.  Because it was a gift, I bought the yarn for this project.

 The pattern for the orange (couldn't photograph the true color) one is called  Lacy Chunky Throw.  It's about 40" by 50". This yarn has been in my stash for a long time, what I was thinking when I bought it, I can't remember.  I'm just glad that I used up every bit of it.