Mystery: Week 10

Mystery: Week 10

Well its done . . . finally. It took me some time but I finished Yarnspirations Mystery KAL/CAL. This was the first Knit-Along that I did. Well my mom and I did it together.

I will say that it was fun to work on but its getting warm so it won’t be used until later in the year.

The last clue was to add an attached I-cord border to the edge of the blanket.

 

Basically the I-cord is attached by first casting on 3 stitches on a set of double pointed needles. Next pick up a stitch on the edge of the blanket and then slide sts to the end of needle, K2 and then k2tog. Repeat this over and over again to get the I-cord all the way around. Its slow going at first but once you get the hang of it it becomes easy.

You’ll want to pick up each bump around the edges so that there is no bunching or stretching. It is easy because all the outside pieces are a garter st so its easy to pick up the sts that are needed. Especially around the corners so it does not curl.

I did like the applied I-cord it really flattened out the sides so it looks nice.

The only criticism I have is that the video that they provided was not the best because it was just on a random square nothing that had to do with the KAL and it didn’t show how to go around the corner.

Yarnspirations KAL

 

You can see how the edge looks nice flattened out. Overall the blanket is wonderful. Its warm and cozy and won’t really be used for a while because as I said earlier its getting warm here which is a good thing.

I did like doing a KAL/CAL but I don’t know if we’ll do a Mystery one again. It was nice to have a project that my mom and I did together and did what we were good at a learn new stitches.

I am a little upset because I have 10 skeins of yarn left over. Which is too much, they definitely had us buy too much. Its being added to the stash so we’ll find something for it.

The Afghan measures 48 in by 48 in. If you did this KAL/CAL let me know how you did and share your pictures.

Thanks for reading!

 

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My First Craft Bazaar

My First Craft Bazaar

This weekend November 1st I will be doing my first craft bazaar. After I set up my Etsy shop, I started researching local craft shows and art shows that I could sell my work at. There are many in my area and so I signed up for three.

Yesterday I set up a mock table to see how how the items would look and how long it will take me to set up. I bought a foam head for hats and I wrapped shoe boxes with wrapping paper to use to display my products and add height to the table.

I ordered business cards online, printed price tags, cut up extra yarn, and have multiple lists checked off and ready to go.  There will be many different items including, slipper, washcloths, hats, baby hats, boot cuffs, fingerless gloves and much more. Getting ready is a lot of work but I think that it is all worth it. And I will have company as my mom and my cousin will be joining me.

If you are in and around the Fort Wayne, IN area come see us in person. You can find all the information on our Facebook page.

 

Check back in November I’ll be doing something fun that I hope you will enjoy.

WIP’s

I have a lot of projects I’m currently working on. Some knitting, some not, but all using yarn.

After my last blog post about my new Pom-Pom maker I’ve made about 30. I saw something and had to make it for myself. No pictures yet as it is not done but here is a picture of the pile.

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I’ve also started a hat. I thought why not, I have yarn and I just put my Foolproof pattern up so why not make one myself. I found this pretty red in my stash so why not use it up.

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And finally this lap blanket, so simple and easy to make. It takes two skeins of Lion Brand Homespun yarn. You can find a similar one in my Etsy shop here. I’ve just added the second skein and when it’s completed it’ll be added to the shop too.

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I have a couple more things I’m working on but I’ll leave those as a secret for now.

Thanks for stopping by.