Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Walk

Now for something completely different:

My sister Bea is participating in the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60 mile Breast Cancer Walk. Each participant must raise $2300 dollars in order to be able to actually participate. If each of you go to the Susan G Komen 3-Day for the Cure website, click on “find a participant” and type in Beatrice Whitney-Dean and donate $5-$10 it would be a huge help for such a worthy cause. Then if you could email all in your email address book to do the same we could raise a lot of money to fight this deadly disease.

We all know someone whose life has been touched in some way by breast cancer---it has to stop. The Susan G Komen Foundation raises millions of dollars each year and God willing, maybe this will be the year we find a cure!

Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Scarf from He**, finally done! Pattern included

I'm happy to report I'm FINALLY done with the scarf I'm fondly referring to as my "Scarf from He**" (see my post "Scarf with Boucle...for my sins..." for further details).

I got around the sticky boucle issue (pun intended) by knitting the boucle yarn together with Caron Simply Soft, which made the boucle slightly easier to deal with.  Needless to say, the Simply Soft palette boasted no "camel" or "beige" color choices, so I decided to go with "Bone."

Believe it or not, people actually think the scarf looks all right; so, I figured, why not put out the "pattern," such as it is, for people:


Measurements: 6" wide x 62" long, excluding fringe.

Gauge: 2.5 stitches = 1” in garter stitch

Row gauge is not critical.


     1 skein each

     Bernat Soft Boucle - Natural (#06703) - A

     Caron Simply Soft - Bone (#9703) - B

     Needles: Size 13 (9 mm) needles

     Hook:  Size N15 (10 mm) crochet hook

     Using A and B together, cast on 15 stitches, using a knit cast-on.

     Work in garter stitch until the scarf measures 65” long.*

     Bind off.


     Double up Color B and, using a size N15 (10 mm) crochet hook, crochet into the garter stitch "nub" selvage at the row ends.  Crochet in slip stitch up the scarf and all the way around, making a border.

     Bind off and weave in all ends. 

The length shortened due to the crochet border step, which is why a length of 65" is knitted, but the finished result is 62".

Friday, April 1, 2011

Yarn Crisis!

Yarn emergency!

I ran out of yarn making The Granny Stripe afghan and need more! Am willing to either pay or trade. These are the colors/dyelots I'd need:

Patons Decor Yarn:

Barn Red - 205809
New Lilac - 199739
Chocolate Taupe - 214851
Rich New Lilac - 211245 09
New Green - 208447
New Teal - 211242 09
Dark New Green - 205117
New Rose - 199741
Rich Periwinkle - 202338 08

The Rich Periwinkle I'll take in any dyelot, seeing as I can't seem to even find it online anywhere other then eBay - has the color been discontinued?