Charity Project Monday, Knitting, World Vision Knit for Kids, Yarn

Started a New Sweater

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I completed the size 6 sweater that I had spent all of last week, and a bit of the week before working. I completed that this past Friday night. After having finished that I started a size 8 sweater.

For the size 8 sweater that I am working on I am using a Caron one pound skein in Rose that I had picked up at Joann fabric and craft a couple months back. I chose to use this skein for this particular sweater, as I am still working the complicated scarf. Working with one color, and having a big skein mean that I don’t have to think about changing skeins, and changing colors. It makes things fairly easy while I spend more time working on my personal project.

Beings that I am using a solid color I am putting a braid up the middle. I know I posted the pattern just this past Thursday. That is a coincidence that I had scheduled that post a while back, and then a few days after it went up, I start using it in a sweater. (so yes, as for some of my patterns I wrote the post and scheduled it ahead of time).

Knitting, Knitting for Kids in Need, Knitting Projects, Yarn

Sweaters are Accumulating!

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I am writing this post to share with you all that I completed another size 6 sweater this evening.

For this sweater I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Aruba Sea and Calliope, both skeins had caught my eye at my local Joann Fabric and Craft store and I couldn’t resist purchasing them as I knew they would make a cute sweater.

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Knitting, Pattern Friday, Patterns

Braided Cable

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Welcome to the third post in my Cable Pattern Series! This week’s cable pattern of the week is the Braided Cable. This is one of my favorite simple cable patterns to put in a sweater. I have used this pattern multiple times for different projects, including knit for kids sweaters, and a wool wrap that I knit.

I like that it is a bit more intricate than the simple rope cable, but it isn’t too difficult that you can’t do other things like watch tv, or watch a movie while working on something that you are using this pattern in. This is one of the patterns I use most often when I am making a solid color sweater. I do a lot more knit patterns in the solid color sweaters, since I don’t have the color changes keep it interesting, or to differentiate the back and the front.

 

Knitting, Skills, Thursday Tips

Try New Things

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This week’s Tip is: Don’t be afraid to try new things, and make mistakes while you are learning. When knitting (or crocheting, or learning anything for that matter), don’t be afraid to try a new pattern. Challenges help you learn, build your knowledge base, and your confidence in what your are doing. Yes there are times you will fail, but try it again, whether it is right away, a week later or a bit longer down the road, don’t give up on it. Keep trying until you get it.

For example, I am working on a leaf lace scarf, I am still very new to knitting lace, and the process daunts me. This project I have started, made mistakes, frogged, restarted, frogged, restarted, and done this process several times. I am slowly figuring out where I make mistakes, and fix them and keep going. Mistakes are part of learning new things.

Knitting, Whats on the Needles Wednesday

Reasonable Work Load

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This week I am finally down to two regular projects (a personal and a charity project) and a purse project, as I took the blanket off the needles as I would not have had enough yarn to finish it without buying more, and I already have enough yarn as it is, so I just wound the yarn into a ball and I plan to use it for hats.

Being back to two main projects is much more reasonable. My Falling Leaves scarf is the project which is allowing me to challenge myself and learn more, while making something for myself. The knit for kids sweater I am working on gives me something to pick up and work on while I am sitting at the computer working on blog posts, or a vlog, or just watching vlogs.

As I make progress on my current projects I love being able to be as creative as I am, and would love to be able to do more, especially once I get my own place, with decorating and such.

Knitting, Knitting Projects, Personal Project Tuesday, Yarn

Falling Leaves Wrap Progress

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011Over the course of the last week I have made a bit of progress on the falling leaves wrap I am knitting. It will be taking me a while to knit up as it is a tedious, focus driven project. I know I have mentioned in a previous post that I had purchased the yarn, and found the pattern to use with the yarn. Some yarns work better with certain patterns, while other yarns don’t. I feel that I found the perfect pattern to use this yarn for.

I really liked the pinks and brown combination, and that was what had attracted me to the yarn in the first place. I didn’t necessarily “need” the yarn, the desire to make something pretty with it, was what lead me to buy it.

Knitting, Knitting for Kids in Need, Knitting Projects, World Vision Knit for Kids

Answering the Call to Knit

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Welcome to another Charity Project Monday post. Since I completed my last sweater this past Thursday I started another size 6 sweater. Since starting this latest sweater, I have made it to the front sleeves.

For the sweater that I am currently working on, I am using Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Aruba Blue and Calliope. I had purchased this yarn at my local Joann Fabric and Craft Superstore. I love the yarn selection this store has.

I work on sweaters for kids in need, because it is the passion, talent, ministry, and call that has been put on my life, to be used to do something to help those in need. Helping the poor is something each of us should do, I love being able to use knowing how to knit to do something constructive with my life, and I also love being able to blog about it, and share it with you all through my blog, facebook and ravelry. I know that knitting for kids in need will always be a part of my life.

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A Huge Thank You!

I love seeing what countries my readers hail from. It is so cool to see how far of a reach my blog has.

When I started blogging I had no idea that people around the world would take the time to read what I have written. To this of you who have read my blog and those who follow my blog especially, I want to thank you for the support you have shown for what I am doing through reading and following my blog.

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Knitting, Knitting Projects, Pattern Friday, Patterns

Double Cable Pattern

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Happy Friday! It is time for another Pattern Friday Post!

This week is the second post in my basic cable series and I am sharing with you all the double cable pattern I have come up with. This pattern includes the basic double cable, and directions as for spacing to put it in a knit for kids sweater if you want to use it in that.

This was the second cable I learned after the basic single cable, and while this is not my favorite cable, it was definitely a spring board for me to learn other cable patterns. I had mastered the single cable, and I was feeling rather sure of myself with the whole cable thing, so I decided to try this one out on my own, without help and I succeeded. I had created a sample, and then wrote up the directions with is in the note on facebook that I linked above. Like I said this pattern was a spring board for me learning other more complicated cables, because once I had figured out this one on my own, my confidence grew and I wanted to try new cables, and just keep learning and adding to the patterns I knew how to do and could use in projects.

 

Knitting, Knitting for Kids in Need, Knitting Projects, World Vision Knit for Kids

Sweater Update

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I just wanted to let you know that I completed my size 6 knit for kids sweater this evening. Pictures are up on Facebook (in the 2014 sweaters album), Ravelry and Instagram.

For this sweater I used some bernat yarn in true periwinkle blue, and some old red heart yarn in peach and lemon.