Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Who Needs a New Rug?

I had purchased quite a few of these washcloth packs at Kohl's. They are regularly $9.99for 12 and come in all colors and some are larger than others. They were sitting in my craft room and as I walked by a pack one day I thought I can make rugs out of these for my front door. That way if they get dirty or happen to become a hairball catcher you can throw them in the washer and dryer and voila your rug is clean. I don't need to spend $500 on a rug that I made and had to search the world over for the perfect color and fabric for something that is gonna have mud and hairballs on. BTW you can wait til these go on sale and you have your discount coupon and pick them up for about $2 for a pack of 12, pretty cheap rug if you ask me and it takes about an hour to sew. Just lay out the squares and sew them up, I use the blanket stitch on my machine. The all green one is for March and St Pat's day and folded over as they come out quite large. The yellow/green/white one is for Easter and April and Spring and will be folder over as well.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Well the body of Spud is finally done, it is a lot of work. I learned an easy trick to save your twist finger, use a needle instead to twist each of the twist stiches, and then you can slide it back on the needle, goes faster. I can think of lots of things to use this stitch for. Now on to the head.

Spud and Chloe

Can I just say how much I love Susan B Anderson's patterns, I now have all of her books. The latest in great books for kids is Spud and Chloe at the Farm. When I retire I want to knit toys and take them to the Ronald McDonald house for kids who are there for extended periods of time who may not have had the time to pack something to play with. The "farm" book is the perfect book for this. You can check it out at Knitpicks, Amazon, over there, and maybe even your lys.

There is a barn, fence, bales of hay, mice, pigs, cows, dogs, cats, sheep, and of course Chloe who is in charge of them all. They are way too cute.

I wanted to start on them but where to start, well I need to make some Easter things so I started with Spud. I can't find the called for yarn locally so I thought Sugar and cream would work, I got 2 colors and then I found rose that is scented so the lambs will smell good.

I have started on the body and the twist stich is cute but a lot of work. If you like to knit toys get the book and have some fun. Will post pics as Spud gets done.

Sugar and Cream

While I prefer Peaches n creme (I think it is softer and I love their colors more) I can't get it here anymore (thank you WalMart who thinks selling food is more important than yarn-can you imagine). I found these colors at Michaels and it was on sale too, so I see new ballband dishcloths in my future.

Bunker Blue Swap

March 14 was the 2 year anniversary of most of The Bunker being removed from that place over there and so we had to have a swap. Here is my package from New Mexico, I love it all.