Friday, July 21, 2006

4-H donations

A while ago, I was given some yarn that didn't have labels. At the time, I decided to use some of it to make projects to donate for the Henenpin County 4-H silent auction fundraiser. My 11 yo daughter, Allegra, is very involved in 4-H, and since the projects could be made at no cost to me but my time, it seemed like the right thing to do. Well, the County Fair is in two weeks, so I'm working on those projects now!

This is a "magic scarf" -- one of those scarves that stretches long and skinny to be used like a regular scarf, and stretches short and fat to be used like a hood or cowl or turban hat or ... Lots of ways to wear it! This was knit on the yellow Knifty Knitter loom using three balls of fun fur. The pattern is free at, and there are pictures of many ways to wear the scarf, modeled by... my daughter!

The skein of boucle yarn cried out to be made into a shawl. Allegra and I both heard its pleas. So I designed the Summer Nights Shawl. The pattern for this will be posted in a day or two. It was knit on the yellow Knifty Knitter loom using 41 pegs. It's soft and lacy and lightweight, and just warm enough! It looks great with jeans. I want to make another with a glittery yarn to be more dressy, and I'm sure it would knit up just fine with a worsted weight yarn or even a mohair.


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