Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

The dog sweater? It is done, steeks and all! I finished it last Friday. Pictures coming soon!

Meanwhile, here’s a few small items I recently made. Small projects are great distractions!

This baby hat is part of the test-knit mentioned earlier. After checking with Polarbears, I used the leftover Cashsoft DK from the Bunny Pullover.


I wanted to do this because the yarn is so soft and shouldn’t irritate baby skin, and because I thought the lavender-white combination would be pretty. I had my heart set on lavender being the main color. But, whoops, I didn’t have enough, so had to restart and switch the color scheme around. The result, even if it’s not quite what I wanted, is still rather cute!

I had a bit of the crochet thread left, so next on the agenda was a quick, little doily.


It’s just big enough to use as a coaster.


And the last project was pretty fun to make, if a bit fussy. I made a Peace sign and turned it into a bookmark!

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Two things to note: The peace symbol was rather elongated, nearly oval in shape, when I bound off. A soak and quick block helped make it rounder. It was also a bit tricky to attach the bookmark. My first couple tries were too flimsy and floppy. After I decided to align the bookmark with the peace sign’s center, I was able to stabilize the bookmark with a few couched stitches. I’m happy with the results, but next time (who knows), I would want to try a sport- or dk-weight yarn for a smaller peace symbol.

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Pattern: “Cables & Colors Baby Set–Hat” by Merete, polarbears’ Ravelry Store Size: 2 years Yarn: RYC Cashsoft Baby DK, 23g 800 Snowman and 13g 806 Borage Needles: US 2.5 (3 mm), US 4 (3.5 mm), and US 5 (3.75 mm) circulars Started: October 26, 2008
Completed: October 28, 2008 Pattern: “Doily #10? by Patricia Kristoffersen, 99 Little Doilies (LA #3228) Size: 4? (10 cm) diameter Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread, Frosty Green Hook: Boye Steel #4 (2 mm) Started and Completed: October 30, 2008
Pattern: “Peace Bookmark” by Dawn Brocco, Curvaceous Cables Collection Yarn: Patons Classic Merino Wool, Paprika Needles: Clover US 6 (4.25 mm) circular Knitted: November 5, 2008 Finished: November 8, 2008
Token Progress: 5, 6, and 7 of 10

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3 Responses to “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”

  1. Tanya Says:
    November 10th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    All are wonderful projects. I really like your new doily phase. You’ve gotten me thinking…. What do you use to stiffen them?

  2. mrspao Says:
    November 10th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Small projects are so satisfying! I love the coaster in particularly.

  3. Chris Says:
    November 10th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    The peace sign is very cool! And the hat is adorable.

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