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July Daily Deal 2015: July 5: 75% off Visit to the Kantcentrum pattern

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Today’s Daily Deal is for 75% off the Visit to the Kantcentrum crochet pattern and Bruges lace tutorial! Click here to add it (with the discount) to your cart on Ravelry.

Visit to the Kantcentrum, Bruges lace #crochet pattern by @ucrafter

Visit to the Kantcentrum: Vital Statistics

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50This is a Bruges lace scarf recipe which can be easily customized with a variety of yarn weights. It includes a photo tutorial for joining strips.

Skills used

  • Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, single crochet, slip stitches
  • Crocheting in rows
  • Joining Bruges lace strips (photo tutorial and written explanation included)

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Finished Size

  • This pattern recipe allows you to customize the size of your scarf. The photographed sample measures 6” (15 cm) wide by 52” (132 cm) long.

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Materials

  • Any smooth yarn. The sample used Bitsy Knits Squoosh Superwash yarn (3.5 oz/100 g/270 yds/247 m) – 1 skein Sorta Semis Aquamarine.
  • A crochet hook appropriately sized to your yarn. The sample used a H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • First 10 rows = 6” (15 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

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FO Friday: Baby legwarmers and Winner: 30 Min-Knits

For the second week in the row, I’ve finished a quick project from stash yarn for my friend AW’s new baby.

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This is my version of the Cozy Crawlers Leg Warmers from Linda Permann‘s Little Crochet: Modern Designs for Babies and Toddlers.  (The pattern is also available as a free download here.)  I used about half a skein of Bitsy Knits Bitsy’s Sock in the Quite a Party colorway.

I bought this yarn at the 2011 Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival.

It’s the yarn in the front.

Once I wound it up, I realized it wasn’t going to work for an accessory for me since it was too… lively for my tastes.

I was also a bit worried about pooling.  (If only I had read this post from Le Tissier Designs then — I would have known exactly what to do with this yarn!)  I’m not too stressed by pooling in infant legwarmers, though ;).

I may have time to make another quick project, but I might just mail these out with the booties, a card, and some children’s books.

In other news, according to Random.org, the winner of the giveaway for my review copy of 30 Min-Knits: What Can You Knit in Half an Hour or Less? by Carol Meldrum, courtesy of Barron’s Educational Series, is number 5…

Jane!

Congratulations, Jane, and thanks to everyone who entered!  You can read my review of the book here.

 

For more finished objects, visit Tami’s Amis!

Holiday Stashdown Challenge, Week 15

(Join along with me any time if you need a head start or moral support for your holiday crafting.  You can read more details here.)

I didn’t think I would have anything to show this week, but time was on my side.

Bitsy Knits Squoosh Superwash in Aquamarine – the stash yarn you voted for me to use on the scarf for my friend, JS.

In just a few short hours, I was able to design and make her a Bruges lace scarf.

It’s not really scarf weather here, yet.

I’m really excited to have another gift done, so now it’s time to revisit my lists again:

The “Still to Make” List

1) My dad’s partner – A cabled hat in this skein of Cascade 220 Superwash I won in a giveaway.

2) My grandpa – I need 12 more hexagon motifs to make his holiday stocking.

3 – 5 ) My grandma, my Aunt I, and my cousin MS – Scarves for the ladies?

6) My Uncle M – A hat.

7) My sister – Still deciding what to make.

8 ) My mom – Something smallish.

9) MC, my special guy – Probably a charcoal hat or a pair of house slippers.  (I’m eyeing these two patterns right now.)

 

The Finished List! (~1,096 yds from stash)

I’ve already finished seven projects, and that feels very good!

1) Cabled hat for Dad – Cascade 220 Superwash (from stash) ~220 yds – A Hat Fit for a Fella pattern by Shana Kreikemeier

2) Cabled hat for JP – Malabrigo Rios (from stash) ~145 yds – my own design

3) Bruges lace scarf for OB – madelinetosh tosh sport (purchased at Knitty City for this project) – 270 yds – Sparkling Wave Scarf pattern by Tatyana Mirer

4) Ribbed beanie for cousin PR – Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick and Moda Dea Tweedle Dee (from stash) – 122 yds – my own design

6) Ribbed beanie for cousin MR – Moda Dea Tweedle Dee (from stash) – 129 yds – my own design

Since I seem to be making pretty good progress, I’m feeling more hopeful about the people on my maybe list.

  1. CG, my BFF from high school – I’ll probably making a scarf with this yarn.
  2. JM, another BFF from high school – I’ve been eyeing this hat pattern for him.
  3. My cat – I got a great idea from Minding My Own Stitches, and will probably make this mouse.
  4. Aunt K and Uncle T
  5. RP, colleague and work buddy for the last four years
  6. CA, my other colleague and work buddy for the last four years
  7. Mom’s dog
  8. Dad’s cat

 

Feel free to share your progress on your personal holiday gift making journey in the comments!