Today is Opening Day for the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Most likely Troy Tulowitzki will be batting cleanup. Earlier this week DH and I ran a disk cleanup on the PC, and tomorrow a landscape maintenance crew will arrive to start work on a spring yard cleanup. I decided I might as well do some cleanup on my Ravelry designer page so began going through each entry to verify that photos are still visible and pattern links are up-to-date. While doing so, I discovered some long-forgotten patterns in the DBKN archives, such as this Crocheted Neck Jewelry design. It was originally designed in black thread, but this morning I came across a box hidden under a pile of knit/crochet magazines. Inside was this red version:
These little bags make nice gift items since they are quick and fun to crochet in any color. Surprisingly, this design won a CLF Hookalicious award a few years ago:
At the total opposite extreme from “a little something from nothing” project is this “bigger something from nothing” project just completed today. I worked on it this week whenever time allowed. It’s a cream-colored version of Table Runner Stole. Years ago DD requested this type of stole: long, narrow, plain, lightweight and black (the original version below.) For the new stole, I knit with a double-strand of a natural plain wool from the Plain & Fancy Sheep and Wool Co., purchased many years ago at the Estes Park Wool Market. Although the stole involves a long stretch of plain garter stitch knitting, it’s a good mindless project to work on while watching TV, waiting at doctor’s offices, and traveling in the car:
Guess it’s time for some cleanup around the house: laundry to finish, floors to sweep, carpets to vacuum and dishes to wash. There are a couple hours left before Opening Day first pitch at 2:10 p.m. MT, so let’s see how much speed-cleaning I can accomplish before then!
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