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:

crocheted neck jewelry red 1

Original version:


Today’s posts on the Designs by KN Facebook page feature “a little something from nothing” so these thread designs fit the category, as well as this little Sweet Soap or Sachet Bag:

Sweet Soap Bag aqua tweed

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:

sweet soap bags 4 fixation 2

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:

table runner stole blocked 1

table runner stole cream 6

Original version:

Table Runner Stole crop

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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