Variable Star Shawl, and she asked me if I would test it for her. Of course I said yes. It was very easy to make. You do need to pay attention to it for the first 10 rows, but after that it was so easy that it was a little boring to work on. So that just means that it is the perfect t.v. watching project. I brought it with me to my classes, because it was easy to put down and pick up again whenever one of my students needed me. For this one (I've made 2 so far) I used James C. Brett Marble DK yarn and an H hook. I love how the yarn looks and feels. This DK yarn feels more like a worsted weight yarn.
hot pad pie pattern. For the red I used Cascade Avalon cotton yarn (worsted weight), and for the brown I used Cascade Ultra Pima yarn (DK). A G hook was used throughout the pattern. Because the two yarns were a different weight, I made the brown circle (not shown, because it's behind the red circle) one row wider. Now that I have made the pattern I have some tweaks that I would like to do the next time around to create a bigger hot pad with thicker lattice on the top. There was nothing wrong with the pattern, its just a personal choice to tweak it.
Here is the skinny scarf pattern that I created called the Vine Scarf. You can download it for free of of ravelry. For this one I used Cascade Avalon cotton yarn and an H hook, and I made it in a single day.
free pattern, but I made up my own handles instead of following the pattern. The bag is a bit small, because the yarn is DK instead of worsted weight, but thats ok.
Then I made 2 of the July dishcloths.
And then I made the September apple dishcloth. This is a great pattern book. The only pattern that I don't like is the Easter egg dishcloth, because it looks more like a bowling pin to me.
Here is the display for them at the shop.
The month wouldn't be complete without making some baby hats for the charity A Child's Light. The first two are from this free pattern, and the bottom one is from this free pattern. I used Cascade Pacific worsted weight yarn for all 3 hats. The top two used an I hook, and the bottom one used a G hook. I used up 1 whole skein of the multi-colored yarn making them, so the bottom ribbing of the the bottom hat used a solid color purple yarn (same yarn).
Last but certainly not least is the Yes, Yes Shawl that I made this month. I love how this shawl turned out, and I am definitely keeping it for myself. The pattern is more of an intermediate pattern, because it does require some attention and chart reading skills to make it. I used 3 skeins of Cascade Sunseeker cotton yarn and a G hook to make it. Yes, I am totally into the Sunseeker yarn right now. Not only will it be great for the Summer (cotton yarn), but it has sparkles running throughout it. I will be showing this baby off for months to come.