I thought it would be so much nicer to send people a Thank You Dishcloth, rather than a boring old thank you note. Of course the design of this thing has proven to be a bit harder than I thought. I have finished the schematic - now off to the knitting. Needles Crossed.
Some items on the Rescue WishList: - Knit or crocheted blankets, towels and/or washcloths (blankets especially needed) - Must be machine washable fabrics - durable textiles like cotton or acrylic are best - Size is not important - just need to be warm & soft! - We will also be sending along dog toys, treats, collars & leases. Any/all of these items will be appreciated!
The department of Agriculture does not allow the shelter to use straw, wood chips or such in their buildings at the kennel. Blankets and linens are all they have to keep the dogs warm. Sizes are not important, must something warm and soft.
Email Missy directly at email@example.com for a mailing address or a drop off location. You can visit the K9 Stray Rescue site at http://www.dogsaver.org/k9srl. You can visit some of the pups up for adoption in person Saturdays at the Petco at Great Lakes Crossing.
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I have joined the Helping Hands for Homeless Animals Knit/Crochet-a-long at Ravelry! I will be donating items to the K9 Stray Rescue League in Oxford Michigan - a no kill shelter. If anyone would like to join in - please do! You can send your items directly to me or onto the Rescue yourself. I will be putting together as many packages as I can along with some other dog treats on the Rescue Wishlist. Below are the requirements - I would love for you all to join in!
I know that I have a lot of swatches and knitted pieces laying around. One of the things I plan on doing is sewing these together to make some soft blankies for the pups.
- Knit Blankets (especially needed), Towels or Washcloths
- Must be machine washable fabrics - durable textiles like cotton or acrylic are best
- Size is not important - good for all crate sizes. Just need to be warm & soft!
The department of Agriculture will not let the shelter use straw, wood chips, or such in their buildings at the kennel. They put blankets and linens in with the dogs once it's cold - they can't use anything else. Sizes aren't important, just something warm and soft.
We will also be sending along dog toys, treats, collars & leashes. If you want to include those items, they will be appreciated!
These are the needles on my beside table. Look - I know - it's a sickness - but look how pretty! Like flowers! Who knows what I might need to knit in the wee hours! Some people right down their dreams, I knit dishcloths.
Easy crochet scarf even for knitters like me. I only know how to crochet one thing - a granny square. Here is how I turned it into a scarf without hours of sewing. Ok - you need to make this weird foundation row, but it is super easy. I was thinking that using beads threaded on a piece of yarn as the foundation row would be super cool as well. I might have to try that next time. I used Caron Super Soft Chunky and Hook K. Any yarn will work.
Here goes - The Free Crochet Pattern for the Oblong Granny Square Scarf.
Choose 4 yarn colors (or as little or as many as you want) and the hook size that the yarn label states to use. No worries on gauge on this one.
**Foundation Center Row**: With A, create a cluster chain as long as you want the scarf to be.
(Ch 3, work "Cluster" in second ch from hook) until it is as long as you need.
"Cluster": *YO, insert hook in ch indicated, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 2 time more, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Begin Granny Square around Foundation Row. The rest of this scarf is using the basic granny square pattern around the foundation row. Still only 4 corners on this.
Inspired by The Afghan Squared at Lion Brand, this is basically one big granny square. The trick to keeping this one looking really nice is sticking to one color per round and repeating that color pattern. Lay out your colors before you start and you will see how pretty and easy this one is. I only crochet granny squares - that's it. It will be interesting to see how many projects I can create with just Granny Squares!
I call this the Jeopardy Scarf cuz when my friend Pfeifer saw it he said it looked like the Jeopardy Board. I love slip stitch patterns - they look hard but are very easy and a great way to work with more than one color without that pesky fair aisle nightmare. I modified a dishcloth pattern by ThriftyKnitter to make this great scarf! Use any yarn you like - I like to use Wool Ease with size 8 needles.
- Choose 2 yarn colors - yarn A & B. - CO 33 stitches in color A. - *Slip all stitches purlwise - Row 1: Slip 1, k to end - Row 2: Slip 1, p to 1 st from end, k1. - Join yarn B - Row 3: Slip 1. Move yarn to back of work. Sl 1. *K4, Sl 1, repeat from * to 1 st from end, k1. - Row 4: Slip 2. Move yarn to back of work. *K4, move yarn to front, Sl 1, move yarn to back, repeat form * to 1 st from end, k1. - Repeat rows 3 & 4. - Repeat all 6 rows until your scarf is as long as you want it to be. End on a row 2.
A simple blocks afghan. I used Lion Brand Suede on size 9 needles. I just made 3 strips with 4 blocks each and sewed it up. Knitted in simple stockinette with a slip selvege on the sides to easily sew.
CO as many stitches wide as you want one strip (one strip is 1/3 the width of your afghan).
Row 1: Slip purwise, K to end. Row 2: Slip purwise, P to last stitch, K1.
Change colors when it looks like a square. You can count the rows so that the other strips match up perfectly, but I don't live in a perfect world - I just eyeballed it.
You would think that these edges would roll up, but they didn't. No blocking needed. I will do anything to avoid blocking.