Monday, March 31, 2008

Sunstar Burning Bright

Finished my 8 Point SunStar!

Pattern from Trinket's Crochet Blog
My mods: I skipped two at the “dips” and worked 2dc, ch2, 2dc shells at the tips.

Finished width at points - 48”
Finished width at dips - 40”
27 rounds of dc starting from row 4

Made with worsted wt yarn.

The Startitis Bug Bit Me!

This weekend as I cast on for my 7th pair of mittenz, I was bit by that pesky "startitis bug".
Or maybe spent too much time on Ravelry, looking at all the new patterns.....

7th Pair of Mittenz will be a re-do of my Original Sideways Mittens.

I am hoping to fiddle with the pattern to make it larger and also a longer cuff.
Using worsted wt yarn - discontinued Columbia Minerva Shannon from my stash.

Butterfly Hat Pattern

I saw this one and could not resist casting on!

Pattern here
I am using worsted wt yarn from stash and I only cast on 80 sts - got that tip from another Ravelry member!

Shrug This!

It's still a little cold in the mornings, so I cast on for this.

Pattern is Shrug This from One-Skein Wonders

Answers to some Comments:

Barbara wanted to know if the little yellow slippers that won "The People's Choice" award was one of my patterns.
Nope! They are from Comforts of Home: Simple Knitted Accents

And Monika asked : How many would you need to get everyone in the Rez new mittens?

And Ann answered with some very good info:
Many thousand.
Eagle Butte (where the Main is located) had a population of 2100 in 2000. But the Reservation itself is huge geographically (over 4000 sq. miles) and home to about 8500 people.

Thought I'd post this info so you know why we have a Mittenz Blitz!


Monika said...

Your sun star is absolutely fabulous! If I had the material, I would copy it, and I don't like to copy normally! It's just such a happy blanky. Your mods mean nothing to me, but if/when I will try this, I'll come back to try to understand them. It's hard to not cast on for several things, but you seem to finish them awefully fast anyway! :o) And thanks for the info again.

Wool Winder said...

Love Sunstar!! I'm sure you can manage all the projects you've got going and turn them into to F0s before you know it.

TracyKM said...

If you stare at the blanket, it almost seems to be moving. It's a cool blanket!