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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Current Projects and a Celebrity Visit

I finished my lapghan for the project "Blankets of Gratitude" for our local VA hospital. It is made of Red Heart 100% acrylic because it has to be durable enough to go through vigorous washing, but when it was done it felt a little like recycled soda bottles instead of a cozy lap robe. So I put it through a hot wash and dry and now it's nice and soft, worthy of a good cuddle. The guidelines requested bright cheery colors. I sure hope I didn't go overboard!

The holiday project the Chicks will be working on is chemo caps which will be donated to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. My first three caps are done. From top to bottom:
Kos yarn, a viscose/polyester blend
Louisa Harding yarn, Kimono Angora
Laines du Nord Dolly Maxi, a very soft merino
I squeezed in a little project for myself called the Noro Striped Scarf from
Since I don't like the debris which is common in Noro yarns I decided to use something from Wisdom Yarns called Poems, which I bought from Robena at
It is knit in a 1x1 ribbing, changing colors of yarn every two rows, but carrying the unused color up the side creating a nice slipped stitch edge.

Then who should show up in my email but Sonny and Cher! Halloween will be fun for Moose this year since he's old enough to participate. If you look closely you'll see "Sonny's" moustache got a little smudged.

I hope everyone out there has a fun Halloween! And save some chocolate for me!

1 comment:

bmash said...

The blanket looks great and I like the hats as well. I made a hat for Robena's charity group out of red heart and I think I may take a tip from you and wash it to soften it up. It really makes me appreciate the higher quality yarn but I wanted to use some leftovers up!

I love Sonny and Cher! So cute! We are off to get some mouse ears for Gretchen as she has to dress up - she hates it- so Minnie seems easy.

We're off to NC on Wednesday - looking forward to it!