Friday, September 19, 2014

~ bits & pieces #6 ~

I've started working on a round ripple.  I started it a different way and every other point is just a tad smaller.  I will write up and post the pattern when I can.  


Another baby cocoon finished for the 'guardian grandmas'.  I used my Innovations knitting machine and I had absolutely no problem with dropped stitches or 2 or 3 stitches getting stuck on the one problem needle on the machine.  Yay!!  (I was happy that I didn't get irritated.)
The trick for me is to go slooooow.  Going slow takes a lot longer, but it's still quicker than hand knitting or crocheting. 


My bad dogs waiting for a treat.  ♥


I went through my yarn to organize and to remind myself what yarns were in the back containers and ended up sorting out about 3 bags.  I am going to see if I can donate some to James' school, and to the recreation center at the campground.  Kids (and teachers) can always use yarns in their projects.  


See ya next time.  :)
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21 comments:

  1. You've made a very nice cocoon. The blanket will be great, as always when you made something :-)

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  2. They gonna stare ya down for that treat, mine do that all the time, no matter what. Love the round ripple pattern. I have never made one. Would like the pattern if you plan to share it. Have a great weekend.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  3. I would love the pattern, if you're willing to share. I love the blanket so far; can't wait to see the finished project!

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  4. Oh I have a box of yarn I need to get rid of. Haven't considered donating to a school. Good idea

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  5. They don't look like bad dogs to me. :) I've never done a ripple -- straight or round. I tend to go for more monotonous patterns. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  6. Aww, you know I love that pattern :-)

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  7. beautiful round ripples and such lovely colours : a pattern? Yes, please!!!! ;oD
    your dogs are adorable!!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale
    happy weekend!

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  8. Your ripple pattern is lovely:) you have arranged all the yarns very neatly.

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  9. The start of your ripple looks great! The sack finished up nicely . But I have to say...your bad dogs are adorable. lol

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  10. Hi Debi, your yarn is looking so neat. I like your round ripple blankets. I recently bought some variegated yarn and I have reserved it for a round ripple. You had a lovely blanket in I think peach and white...I will search through your blog :) You seem to be having fun with your knitting machine. I am thinking of buying a set of knitting looms, of course it will not be as fast as the machine, but just for fun. Have a lovely weekend.

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  11. I can see the devil in those eyes if they do not get a treat. I sure hope you decide to write and share that pattern.
    Yours is going to be beautiful. I love the colors. How about coming and help me organize my monster stash? I keep working on it but it seems to get bigger not smaller and I promise I HAVE NOT bought any more yarn even though I have been going through withdrawal daily.

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  12. I have one of those knitting machines. I never thought about making cocoons on it, now I'll have to try. And, go slooow. I would also like your pattern for the round ripple.

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  13. The cocoon has turned out perfectly Debi and I just love the ripple I would love to have the pattern when you have the time, I know how time consuming it can be writing out a pattern. Your doggies don't look bad to me only super cute! have a great Sunday. xxx

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  14. Lovely round ripple Debi! I love your stash and your cute doggies, not bad:) !

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  15. Hi Debi - I've only done a straight ripple. Good idea on donating some yarn. I've had to thin out my yarn stash too. - Robyn

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  16. Cute ripple, and I love that little cocoon! Your dogs are a hoot! :)

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  17. It's hard to go slow, isn't it? That's why I love my crochet. Ripple blankie is looking good.

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  18. The round ripple pattern looks amazing. Waiting for it to be posted. The cocoon looks cute. Your pups are adorable :-)
    give them a pat for me. :-)

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  19. Oh who could resist those cute little faces?? Not me. 😀
    I love that ripple Debi, it's so pretty. Can't wait to see how it looks all finished.
    You did well tidying all the yarns up, they look so lovely and neat there now, you won't won't to pull them out to use them, lol

    Have a great day
    :-)

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  20. Would like more info on making the baby cocoon on the Innovations Knitting Machine. How did you finish off the bottom of the cocoon? Aprox how much yarn did it take to make? Anything you can tell me would be helpful. My email is xmas1972@comcast.net

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    1. Hi there. I have a video on YouTube showing how to make the cocoon. Here is the link:

      http://youtu.be/b2Ae6xmMhRw?list=UUa9T7DM_LBgvKLMt1-TH8MQ

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