Thursday, May 18, 2017

Extreme Knitting

For those of you (and me) who don't feel quite up to extreme sports, here's something we can all get into: Extreme Knitting. Check it out!

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/breakfast/extreme-knitting/8536804

Imagine what you could create with knitting needles the size of broomsticks...the size of baseball bats...the size of logs?

It boggles the mind.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Dog Blanket

Lately my dog, Gypsy, has decided when she sleeps on the couch, she needs to scratch and paw at it to get it comfortable enough for her. But as you can imagine, enough scratching and the fabric begins to fray and tear.

We are already using an old afghan to cover the seat cushions for protection from her. Currently it's a scrap afghan made from leftover bits of dozens of yarns that I started in high school and finished in college.

Here's a picture taken as I worked on it, though it's in black and white so you can't see all the wild colors:



So when I decided to make another afghan for the couch, this one to cover the back cushions, of course it had to be another scrap ripple afghan. Here's a picture of some of it:






At least I'm using up some of my voluminous stash! And doing a good thing at the same time.

What do you do with your scrap yarn?