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.

7 comments:

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.