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What I've Been Up To

I've managed to get some project photos taken in the last few days, finally! :)

I made Tiri a pair of bootie slippers this week when it was chilly. She seems to like them.



This is the same pattern as Jerek's, just scaled down with fewer rows and stitches. I also used a size "J" hook.

I am also working on washcloths. FriendsofPineRidgeReservation.org is collecting items for prizes for fall festivals. Some of the things they are collecting are basic necessities, which to me shows the level of poverty there. One of the other requests is hand-made items. I have two 3-packs of bar soap that I decided to make washcloths to go with. I may gather some other toiletry items to go with them. Here they are in order of completion:



The pattern for this one is here.



This is the second one. It calls for a size 10 1/2 needle but it was wayyyy to big. I ended up using a size 5, and then crocheting around it one round of sc and one of hdc. This is its pattern.






And last but not least is this one. It's an easy pattern, much easier then it looks and even fun to make. And it's super cute! Here's where the directions can be found.

Other than all this, I don't have much to report. :) Happy Knitting!



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