January 7, 2010

What are you working on?



I have been busy working on completing the knitted shadow illusion heart scarf pictured above. I did change the pattern slightly so that it has purple and white hearts instead of just one color hearts and I also made it wider. I like the way it turned out. I did 5 hearts going each direction. If you aren't sure what knitted shadow illusion is... well when you look at the scarf straight on - all you see are stripes of purple and white but when you look at it from an angle you see the pattern of the hearts.

Here's the link to where I found the pattern: http://laurasknits.googlepages.com/heartillusionscarfpattern

The thing I like about her pattern is that she didn't just give a chart with confusing squares with dots and dashes. She wrote out the pattern. What I didn't like was that it needed to be updated to add extra stitches at the front and end of all rows. So if you start out knitting it with the added stitches and then forget to add them because you're busy following the pattern, you will have to rip out your stitches.

Now I'm off to make some 6" squares for Online Angels. They really need our help.

What are YOU all working on? Did anyone use the Christmas patterns I posted to make any afghans? I'd love to see your completed projects using those patterns. I took down the patterns because I didn't get much feedback pictures even though hundreds of people downloaded the free patterns. So please, if you want other's to be able to download the Christmas patterns, email me your pictures of completed blankets!

Donna
SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com

10 comments:

Jessica said...

Hi Donna! Its me Jessica. I saved the patterns but I have not used them yet. I want to at least for Butters to have her own christmas morning blankie. She likes the boys blankets.

I am working on fingerless gloves for a friend online & my moms friend. They are both knitted.

Unique2wh0 said...

I love how your scarf turned out. Very nice. I was wondering how the peace squares for charity afghan went..I sent some squares and wondered if you were able to put one together?
I made many large crochet items for gifts, so now working on silly small stuff..Like a little cute bird dangly thing right now :-)

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Donna! Love your scarf! I didn't really get anything crocheted for Christmas this year, because I was so busy MOVING!.. But now that I'm finally feeling settled in a little better, I am just starting to get my yarns and hooks out again! (Hooray!!!) I did, just today, pull out a certain Valentine hat I made some time ago!! STILL LOVE it!!! Wishing you all the best for a very Happy 2010! ~tina

Mrs. Mommie Strain said...

hey donna ,
its mistie, i am working on crocheting some diaper soakers for my cloth diapers, i just finished a pair of mittens for me (crocheted) and making mittens for my 2 older kids.. I have a lot of "wip" while i wait the next two weeks to my scheduled c-section when we get to meet our Sweet Ellie..

Ghost said...

Ghost says that you are one busy lady and you keep a nice blog as well. I am a follower. I am the little ghost figure.

earth_mother30 said...

i have started an afghan w/ the xmas patterns. i altered the pattern slightly to make some solid ones to use as fillers. not finished yet, because i got behind in gifts and trying to complete a ufo from a few yrs back.

the ufo i am working on is from happy yellow house, and is an afghan using saltines in pink and black to make a flamingo design.

yarn_lady said...

HI Donna Vims here! I have saved the xmas patterns but right now working on the Cute as button square as part of the Craftster 12"BOM square on Ravelry

Laurie & Steve said...

I am working on one of your round ripple afghans and just ordered yarn to make another one. I'm really enjoying doing it, Thanks!
Laurie

Renee' said...

Hello, I am a new follow to your great blog, I hope you do not mind I made a button for my blog so I can click to come straight to here :)

*Renee

Jim said...

gorgeous scarf. well i just got done a purple ladybug afghan, it can be seen here http://www.gather.com/viewAlbum.action?albumId=21129

now i am working on a plastic grocery bag dispenser to hang in my kitchen. then i will be working on another ladybug afghan.

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