Sunday, August 23, 2009

There Be Owls Here

Or maybe I should say, owlets. I ran across this cute little pattern on Ravelry. Now, in all fairness, the pattern did come with a warning label that it could be addictive. I would up that warning and suggest that this pattern be listed among other controlled substances. I think I'm starting to hallucinate, because these little guys are popping up everywhere:

This is a great way to use up scrap yarn. I used Lion Brand Homespun scraps and some of those extra buttons that come with everything you buy these days. I started making these around 9:00 this morning and couldn't stop myself until about 3:00. This is a great beginner's crochet project because, depending on the yarn, it can be very forgiving.

Photo credits go to SJL Photography (my 13-year-old):

Friday, August 21, 2009

Son of Dish Rag Tag

I'm in! Thanks to foothillsofthegreatsmokymountains' nudge to join, I'm giving this a try. Sounds like a hoot. Here's how it works, as far as I can tell:

A "baton" is passed through the a team of 10 knitters. Each box has a finished dish rag, a ball of dish rag cotton, instructions, the Official Dish Rag Tag Pattern and a small treat. Upon receipt of the "baton", the recipient knits a new dish rag using the yarn in the box and the Official Pattern. When the new dish rag is done, it is sent with a new ball of yarn, the pattern and a treat to the next team member. The first box to make it through all team members and return "home" is the winner.

This whole thing is organized by yarnmiracle. Visit her site for some really cute patterns.