I thought I'd post a picture of Amber and me dressed up for a Halloween party and then my Halloween dishcloths that I've been working on this month.

I didn't get a picture of the side of my face, where I tried to draw a spider's web and spider.

A bat -

## Saturday, October 31, 2009

## Wednesday, October 28, 2009

### Skull and Crossbones

I've been wanting to share some of my patterns on my blog, but have been waiting to figure out how to share them in a pdf file. Well, I've not figured that out yet and just decided to post it straight on the blog. I also need some photography lessons, so that I can get a better picture of this dishcloth.

I've been working on Halloween dishcloths and wanted a skull and crossbones. So Monday I wrote the pattern and then knitted it up. I'm pleased to share this with everyone who's interested.

Materials:

White cotton yarn - 2 oz

Size #4/(3.5 mm) needles

Finished Size - 8 ½ by 9 inches

Pattern:

Row 1: (K1, P1)* repeat * across, end k1

Row 2: (K1, P1)* repeat * across, end k1

Row 3: (K1, P1)* repeat * across, end k1

Row 4: (K1, P1)* repeat * across, end k1

Row 5: (K1, P1)* repeat * across, end k1

Row 6: (K1, P1)2X, P37, (P1, K1)2X

Row 7: (K1, P1)2X, K37, (P1, K1)2X

Row 8: (K1, P1)2X, P6, K2, P21, K2, P6, (P1, K1)2X

Row 9: (K1, P1)2X, K5, P4, K19, P4, K5, (P1, K1)2X

Row 10: (K1, P1)2X, P5, K5, P17, K5, P5, (P1, K1)2X

Row 11: (K1, P1)2X, K4, P6, K17, P6, K4, (P1, K1)2X

Row 12: (K1, P1)2X, P2, K8, P17, K8, P2, (P1, K1)2X

Row 13: (K1, P1)2X, K2, P9, K15, P9, K2, (P1, K1)2X

Row 14: (K1, P1)2X, P3, K9, P13, K9, P3, (P1, K1)2X

Row 15: (K1, P1)2X, K4, P10, K9, P10, K4, (P1, K1)2X

Row 16: (K1, P1)2X, P9, K6, P7, K6, P9, (P1, K1)2X

Row 17: (K1, P1)2X, K10, P7, K3, P7, K10, (P1, K1)2X

Row 18: (K1, P1)2X, P12, K13, P12, (P1, K1)2X

Row 19: (K1, P1)2X, K13, P11, K13, (P1, K1)2X

Row 20: (K1, P1)2X, P15, K7, P15, (P1, K1)2X

Row 21: (K1, P1)2X, K14, P9, K14, (P1, K1)2X

Row 22: (K1, P1)2X, P12, K13, P12, (P1, K1)2X

Row 23: (K1, P1)2X, K11, P7, K1, P7, K11, (P1, K1)2X

Row 24: (K1, P1)2X, P3, K2, P4, K7, P5, K7, P4, K2, P3, (P1, K1)2X

Row 25: (K1, P1)2X, K2, P4, K2, P6, K3, P3, K3, P6, K2, P4, K2, (P1, K1)2X

Row 26: (K1, P1)2X, P2, K11, P3, K5, P3, K11, P2, (P1, K1)2X

Row 27: (K1, P1)2X, K3, P8, K3, P9, K3, P8, K3, (P1, K1)2X

Row 28: (K1, P1)2X, P3, K7, P3, K11, P3, K7, P3, (P1, K1)2X

Row 29: (K1, P1)2X, K4, P5, K4, P11, K4, P5, K4, (P1, K1)2X

Row 30: (K1, P1)2X, P4, K4, P4, K13, P4, K4, P4, (P1, K1)2X

Row 31: (K1, P1)2X, K4, P3, K5, P13, K5, P3, K4, (P1, K1)2X

Row 32: (K1, P1)2X, P4, K2, P5, K15, P5, K2, P4, (P1, K1)2X

Row 33: (K1, P1)2X, K11, P5, (K1, P1)2X, K1, P5, K11, (P1, K1)2X

Row 34: (K1, P1)2X, P11, (K1, P1)7X, K1, P11, (P1, K1)2X

Row 35: (K1, P1)2X, K11, (P1, K1)7X, P1, K11, (P1, K1)2X

Row 36: (K1, P1)2X, P10, K2, P1, K1, P1, K7, P1, K1, P1, K2, P10, (P1, K1)2X

Row 37: (K1, P1)2X, K10, P1, K2, P11, K2, P1, K10, (P1, K1)2X

Row 38: (K1, P1)2X, P13, K11, P13, (P1, K1)2X

Row 39: (K1, P1)2X, K12, P13, K12, (P1, K1)2X

Row 40: (K1, P1)2X, P11, K6, P1, K1, P1, K6, P11, (P1, K1)2X

Row 41: (K1, P1)2X, K10, P7, K3, P7, K10, (P1, K1)2X

Row 42: (K1, P1)2X, P9, K8, P3, K8, P9, (P1, K1)2X

Row 43: (K1, P1)2X, K9, P8, K3, P8, K9, (P1, K1)2X

Row 44: (K1, P1)2X, P8, K10, P1, K10, P8, (P1, K1)2X

Row 45: (K1, P1)2X, K8, P21, K8, (P1, K1)2X

Row 46: (K1, P1)2X, P9, K2, P4, K7, P4, K2, P9, (P1, K1)2X

Row 47: (K1, P1)2X, K9, P2, K5, P5, K5, P2, K9, (P1, K1)2X

Row 48: (K1, P1)2X, P9, K2, P5, K5, P5, K2, P9, (P1, K1)2X

Row 49: (K1, P1)2X, K9, P2, K5, P5, K5, P2, K9, (P1, K1)2X

Row 50: (K1, P1)2X, P8, K4, P4, K5, P4, K4, P8, (P1, K1)2X

Row 51: (K1, P1)2X, K8, P5, K3, P5, K3, P5, K8, (P1, K1)2X

Row 52: (K1, P1)2X, P8, K6, P2, K5, P2, K6, P8, (P1, K1)2X

Row 53: (K1, P1)2X, K8, P21, K8, (P1, K1)2X

Row 54: (K1, P1)2X, P8, K21, P8, (P1, K1)2X

Row 55: (K1, P1)2X, K8, P21, K8, (P1, K1)2X

Row 56: (K1, P1)2X, P8, K21, P8, (P1, K1)2X

Row 57: (K1, P1)2X, K8, P21, K8, (P1, K1)2X

Row 58: (K1, P1)2X, P9, K19, P9, (P1, K1)2X

Row 59: (K1, P1)2X, K9, P19, K9, (P1, K1)2X

Row 60: (K1, P1)2X, P9, K19, P9, (P1, K1)2X

Row 61: (K1, P1)2X, K9, P19, K9, (P1, K1)2X

Row 62: (K1, P1)2X, P10, K17, P10, (P1, K1)2X

Row 63: (K1, P1)2X, K10, P17, K10, (P1, K1)2X

Row 64: (K1, P1)2X, P11, K15, P11, (P1, K1)2X

Row 65: (K1, P1)2X, K12, P13, K12, (P1, K1)2X

Row 66: (K1, P1)2X, P13, K11, P13, (P1, K1)2X

Row 67: (K1, P1)2X, K15, P7, K15, (P1, K1)2X

Row 68: (K1, P1)2X, P37, (P1, K1)2X

Row 69: (K1, P1)2X, K37, (P1, K1)2X

Row 70: (K1, P1)* repeat * across, end k1

Row 71: (K1, P1)* repeat * across, end k1

Row 72: (K1, P1)* repeat * across, end k1

Row 73: (K1, P1)* repeat * across, end k1

Row 74: (K1, P1)* repeat * across, end k1

Bind Off in pattern

Enjoy! Happy Halloween!

A pdf of this pattern can be found here.

## Monday, October 5, 2009

### Baby Hat Weekend

Since this weekend was conference, I decided to knit while listening all weekend long. I thought I'd try to use up my leftover bulky yarn. I was so excited to discover that I had enough yarn to knit one more hat in each color.

After finishing the goofy tri-cornered baby hats, I had just a tiny bit of the green and purple yarns left over. I wondered what would happen if I striped the two yarns. I was just barely able to make this tiny hat.

After finishing the goofy tri-cornered baby hats, I had just a tiny bit of the green and purple yarns left over. I wondered what would happen if I striped the two yarns. I was just barely able to make this tiny hat.

## Saturday, October 3, 2009

### Dad's Birthday

My dad and sister share the same birthday - September 30. Because of busy schedules, we didn't celebrate Dad's birthday until last night. Lance decided that since Dad always makes such wonderful things out of wood, that he would also like to try his handiwork. So, Lance made this clock for Dad.

These are Russian nixie tubes. Lance ordered the clock kit from Yugoslavia and built the box around it. I think it's kind of cool. At 50 seconds past the hour the clock displays the date.

These are Russian nixie tubes. Lance ordered the clock kit from Yugoslavia and built the box around it. I think it's kind of cool. At 50 seconds past the hour the clock displays the date.

## Thursday, October 1, 2009

### Baby Shower Tonight

I've got a baby shower to attend tonight, so guess what I've been doing all week. Actually I bought the yarn on Tuesday, and cast on the pink one that night. The pink yarn is merino wool, microfiber, and cashmere. I have ripped out this little hat twice and back tracked many rows several times. I am disappointed in my work on this one and would like to try it again. Luckily I have just enough yarn to make one more, but not before tonight.

This pattern is becoming my old faithful. I like that it works up quickly in a bulky yarn. I absolutely love this yarn. It's 100% baby alpaca - just delicious!

This pattern is becoming my old faithful. I like that it works up quickly in a bulky yarn. I absolutely love this yarn. It's 100% baby alpaca - just delicious!

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