Tuesday, July 31, 2007

My Finished KAL ~ Rachel's Knitting Room!
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Well, here is my finished KAL(knit~a~long) ~ Luv Bug, done with Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (Hot Orange) and size 4mm knitting needles.
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For this KAL, we decided that some of us would try knitting a "mini" to go with our regular cloth. For my "mini" I used size 10 crochet cotton thread and size .5mm dollmaking darning needles...the finished square was a little to tight for my liking probably because of the size of cotton used, so next one I make I will be trying a smaller cotton...perhaps size 20 or 30. Isn't it cute though?

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And here they are together so you can get some kind of idea just how small the mini really is...it actually measures 3 1/8" x 2 3/4". I love the idea of mini knitting...it was definitely someting fun and different to try, but I have to admit that my fingers and eyes are so ready to take a little break from it for a while! .
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:o)
Rach

12 comments:

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

I'm so jealous of your blocking! It's so perfect! These are adorable and I love the minies!

Rachel said...

Thank you Mandi...you're so sweet! I love the minies as well, but my fingers and eyes sure don't!
:o)
Rach

suzann said...

The photo of both sizes together is good--shows how really small that mini is!

Your dishcloth patterns are good. Why not do a book? Your sample photos would surely impress a craft book publisher.

Suzann

Rachel said...

Thanks so much Suzann!
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Rach

MJ said...

Totally Cute!!

Rachel said...

Thanks MJ!
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Rach

Aunt Kathy said...

Rachel, I can't wait to build up my paypal account again, I have so many of your patterns I want to buy, I love them.

The BeeBeep dishcloth is next on my list, I wasn't able to start it when the KAL was in progress.

I have been making squares for a charity Victory Junction Gang, they give blankets to every child camper that comes (they are all terminally ill) anyway it's a NASCAR charity so I may donate a few of these cloths for the blankets.

You'll be seeing me around as I keep adding more patterns to my wish list. LOL

Mary Anne said...

Rachel,
the mini and the big Luv Bug are gorgeous! and congrats on the new look of your blog, very cool.

Rachel said...

Thanks so much Aunt Kathy!
I just checked out the Victory Junction Gang and it looks like an AWESOME program...what a wonderful program to donate to!! Glad to hear that the "LUV BUG" cloth is next on your list...it was a really fun knit for me!! Thanks again!
:o)
Rach

Rachel said...

Thank you Mary Anne!
I just saw your finished Luv Bug cloth and you did a terrific job on it...your letters really turned out nice! Way to go!
Thanks for the congrats on the new blog look too! I felt that I needed a change of "scenery" and I'm really happy with it!
:o)
Rach

Knitted Kitty said...

Rachel!!!

How fun on the mini knitting. I think I'd go mad!

Great job on the placemat. I love it.

Rachel said...

Thanks Carol!
The mini knitting was a lot of fun because it was something different! I'd much rather work with 20 stitches than 50 though...50 was a bit much for me and my fingers/eyes!
:o)
Rach