Can you even believe it? I’ve got the Bake Sale patterns ready and waiting for purchase on Ravelry! The money raised from the sales of these two patterns between now and September 30, 2009 will be used to purchase prizes for the First, Second and Third Place teams*!
First up, the $1 pattern: Take the Toddlers Bowling
What every toddler, workplace and living room needs: a functional softie bowling set! The pins stand alone with the help of jar lids in their bases. The bowling ball is stuffed with a mix of polyester stuffing and fabric scraps (I used a t-shirt) to give it the perfect weight. I used Caron’s Simply Soft Eco for an ecologically friendly and cheap toy (the yarn has recycled water bottles in it). Want a jumbo sized bowling set? Try a bulky yarn! And then send me pictures ’cause I’d LOVE to see that.
This pattern has not been test knit, but hey, it’s $1! If you find any errors, please let me know so that I can correct the pattern for future knitters.
The $5 pattern was kindly test knit by Alabama’s own Darlene! I owe her a whopping favor – look how beautifully the Ballband Socks came out:
I used Ruby Sapphire’s Panda Sock (60% Superwash Merino, 30% Bamboo, 10% Cotton) for this pattern. It’s such a generous skein (430 yards) that a good, tall cuff is a real possibility for even a lengthy foot. Not to mention that it is just a really great yarn.
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Dish Rag Tag is fast approaching! Grab a pattern! Grab a button!
Go ahead and link to http://dishragtag.yarnmiracle.com – I have it on good authority that the “2008 full” message will change to “2009 pending” any day now. Maybe any minute. Michael has to do that, I’m doing good to get my Ravelry “buy now” buttons in the sidebar during nap time.
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