I found a bag of yarn at the thrift store last month and made it a personal challenge to use it all up in one month. I did it!

As soon as my blog gets approved, I'll post pictures of my weekly progress. Well. I'll *try* to post pics. "Barb" and "tech savvy" are three words that never appear in the same sentence...lol.

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A quick search told me that it is, indeed, Juliet whom I was thinking about. But you're right. Hers are done log cabin style.

Barb, what an incredible blanket.  So many colors and so lovingly stitched.  Exquisite.

Thanks, Amy.

Great work, Barb!  I have this Ten Stitch Blanket on my wishlist also. 

Thank you, Mili. Do give it a go. It's really quite easy, once you get the corners figured out.

I don't knit enough to say, with any certainty, that they're done Wrap and Turn. I would think anyone who knows how to wrap and turn shouldn't have too much difficulty. I had no clue so I had to hide out in the bedroom for 3 hours with my yarn, needles and iPad. Hubby had strict instructions to not disturb me until I resurfaced...lol.

The ladies who are in charge of the cancer caps have asked for some embellishments to jazz up the plainer ones. These fishies and hearts are made with bits and bobs of cotton yarn from Sharon's donated stash.

Thank you, KAS, for teaching me about leaving tails for sewing and the importance of tying them up.

(I have no idea how the purple-y hearts ended up being so matchy-matchy).

I adore the fishies and the hearts.  The variegated yarn gives each one a special personality.  These will make a difference in someone's life.  Great job.

Thanks, Amy. They were quick and fun to make.

A couple of dishcloths I made for myself with yarn I brought down. The pattern is called Open Star. I made the white one first and, after seeing how it distorted after a few trips through the washer, I decided to add a border to the blue one. I've washed it once and it's already distorted a bit. I imagine it'll get worse with each washing. I'm kind of bummed. I like the texture of this pattern but it wasn't fun to do and if it's going to go all wonky, I'm not going to bother with this one in future.

I also made another dishcloth (different pattern) that I gave to my sister-in-law when she was here in November. Forgot to get a photo of it, though.

Wow, your fingers have been busy, Barb. Such a fab variety of goodies you have been creating. No chance to be bored, eh?

Your embellishments will certainly 'perk up' some beanies/hats. I love hearts...there's just something so sweet about them. Cute fish!!

Your dishcloth pattern is a nice one. What a shame that they are not keeping their shape.

I couldn't find any coasters that I liked so I made some. This is regular cotton yarn that we use for dishcloths. I think I used 2.75mm needles. It made a nice tight fabric. I used 2.25 for the cast on but I need even smaller needles for that. I tend to cast on loose and it makes the cast on edge flare a bit, as you can see.

A few more cancer caps.

These are the last of the photos. Can you believe I forgot to take one of my stash? Can you believe I *have* a stash? Well, maybe you can...lol.



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