Saturday, December 02, 2006

Charity Knitting Completed

I'm making it just under the gun on this one. All of my Knit Unto Others projects are blocked & ready for their close-ups! Unfortunately, they didn't get blocked in time for daylight photos, so please bear with these ones.

Charity: Christmas Knits to help One At A Time Ministries
Pattern: Lion Brand Ski/Toboggan Hat
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, colorway: cranberry
Needles: Clover Bamboo size 13US straights
Model: GrandSon #2
Notes: The pattern says to cast on 40 stitches, but that's incorrect, you only need to cast on 39 stitches! I also opted to not add the fun fur pom-pom to the top of the hat. Methinks this was a splendid idea!

Charity: Christmas Knits to Help One At A Time Ministries
Pattern: Lion Brand Button Scarf
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick colorway: Cranberry
Needles: Clover Bamboo size 13US straights
Finished Dimensions: 60"x7"
Model: Kitchen Paper Towel Holder
Notes: I cast on 15 stitches instead of 20 & did the pattern repeat twice on each row instead of 3 times. I also left off the button accessory the pattern recommended.

Charity: The Red Scarf Project
Pattern: My So Called Scarf
Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds, colorway: Deep Red
Needles: Clover Bamboo size 10.5US circular
Finished Dimensions: 65"x5.5"
Model: ME!
Notes: I loved the pattern & actually even enjoyed knitting with this yarn. It wasn't Manos or Malabrigo, but it was still quite lovely.

Charity: Comforting Jenn
Pattern: My So Called Scarf (modified to a square shape)
Yarn: Lion Cotton, colorway: Rose
Needles: Clover Bamboo size 10.5US circular
Finished Dimensions: 8"x8"
Notes: I didn't take notes, but I believe I cast on 42 stitches & knitted for 40 rows. I wish I would've cast on a few more stitches though so I wouldn't have had to stretch it so much when blocking. I probably would knit this again for a blanket square, but next time I won't use cotton. It just isn't "giving" enough.

So there you have it. My 4 charity knitting projects are complete & although I'm thrilled that I'll be mailing them soon, I'm sad that I'll never see the recipients face when they receive it.


Karen said...

Wow, you have been busy. Your projects all look great, and your models are gorgeous!!! :)

flutter said...

Seriously I want to smoosh his cheeks, what a cutie...and you are gorgeous!

I love your square for Jenn, I am working on mine as well, all of your projects look fantastic girl

Yarn It said...

How wonderful that you have done so much charity knitting. I really, really admire that. I will be making "My So Called Scarf" too. I have yarn. Yours turned out really pretty. I want to make a square for comforting Jenn too...what a tragic story.

abby said...

I just finished my first batch of knitting for Dulaan, and it feels great! Congratulations on your projects!

Lynda said...

Those are beautiful! I know they will be SO appreciated :o)

Julie said...

They are all lovely! I agree that the decision to forego the pom-pom was a good one :)

I especially love the button scarf.

Yay for you!

Cathy said...

Goodness you have been busy! I love the hat and most especially the little model! :) Your scarf is gorgeous as is the square - I'll be sure to post a picture of the finished blanket and I hope I can get someone to take a picture of Jenn with it.