Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Funky Retro Hot Pads

Lots of fun -- made in a day. Vertigo had hit so I couldn't see very well and I was confined to inactivity. mainly bed. I had to do something while I listened to a book -- David Plotz' Good Book. So, I decided to use The Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc Peaches & Creme Double Worsted I've come to love for summer knitting. Colors:
1. Leftover from cones, 55.3 yards in colorway #95 Red
2. 1 skein (50.0 yards )in colorway #203 Faded Glory reds, blues
3. 1 skein (50.0 yards)in colorway #194 Yorktown blues reds
4. 1 skein (50.0 yards)in colorway #193 Gettysburg blues
Needles: #9 wooden
For the pinwheels, cast on 12 stitches and knit all in short rows, decreasing one stitch every other row (at pointy end of pinwheel). About 10" in diameter diameter. Eight sections -- a little waffly but I bound the loose edges with a crochet borner. They'll pull together when washed and dried. The square -- I used the basic log cabin with my variation of one extra stitch at each end of the pick up row. Dimensions: 10.5" x 10". Bound with crochet to tighten up the edges.

Aren't they "ironic"? And, I really enjoyed Good Book. A day most profitably spent.