Sunday, February 1, 2009

Current Project & Directions to Rainbow Stitch'n'Bitch

My current work in progress

It's essentially a big sampler of different stitches

Diagonal Lace Rib
Hayfield Bonus DK Extra Value 100g 100% Acrylic
Issue 47 - November Simply Knitting

I finally found the name of the first stitch I used for the blanket. It's Diagonal Lace Rib as pictured above.

.......OMG!! Megs just washed the cats!!! They now look like drowned rats. Oh the poor dears. Sorry. I literally just had an "Oh look a kitty moment." ..... yes.....blanket. It's coming along nicely. Not exactly a portable knit at this point, but I still stuff it in my back pack in case the chance to work on it arises during my day.

Braid Cable
Hayfield Bonus DK Extra Value 100g 100% Acrylic
Issue 28 - December of Knit Today

Open Ladder Work
Hayfield Bonus DK Extra Value 100g 100% Acrylic
Issue 29 - Spring of Simply Knitting

Keyhole Cable
Hayfield Bonus DK Extra Value 100g 100% Acrylic
Issue 28 - December of Knit Today

Honeycomb Lace
Issue 46 - July of Simply Knitting
Hayfield Bonus DK Extra Value 100g 100% Acrylic Shade 0961 Lot 93989

This stitch pattern is from Issue 46 - July of Simply Knitting. It forms a part of the blanket you see in the picture below and has been knit using Hayfield Bonus DK Extra Value 100% acrylic yarn Shade 0961 Lot 93989. It's quite a nice soft acrylic and since it can deal with being machine washed and tumble dried without having a breakdown it suits its intended purpose. Its intended purpose it of course to be thrown on a couch (or wherever the recipient decides to place it). The intended recipient has a family full of boys so I figure the easier it is to care for the more likely it is to get used and not stored away in a drawer somewhere.

The kittens have ventured forth

And what's this??......

They've upset one of the residents!

Now, due to popular demand, a pictorial guide to Rainbow Stitch'n'Bitch a.k.a. Directions!! :D

First get thyselves to Hartstonge Street in Limerick city which is sandwiched between O'Connell Street and Pery Square.

Leamy House is the BIG red brick building which will be on your right hand side if you approach from O'Connell Street and on your left hand side if you come from Pery Square.

It's not the dinky little red brick beside it which houses the amusements arcade!!

Once you're in front of the right building you'll see a view very similar to the one in the picture below.

The view of Leamy House from just inside the main gates.

This is the view from just inside the main door

Head up the stairs that you see in front of you.

Keep heading up the stairs. You'll see these posters on the wall ahead of you. Keep going.

You'll see a door ahead that's propped open by a fire extinguisher. I kid thee not. Keep going and head through this door and you'll see.....

The world's smallest sign for Rainbow Support Services which is home to our merry band of crafters. Keep on going and you'll see........

Yet more stairs!!!!! Have I mentioned that attending the Stitch'n'Bitch doubles up as a cardiovascular workout?? No?!

Heh heh. Well it does! So be prepared and wear sensible shoes. :)

....keep going up the narrow and winding staircase........

Keep the faith and you'll eventually see the landing outside the drop-in. The bucket says Red Ribbon Project. It's Rainbow's sister project.

Once you reach the landing you'll see our library...along with a box of delph that we're in the process of finding storage for. The blue door on the left is your ultimate destination and houses the RSS Drop-in a.k.a. comfy sofas!!

Failing these awesome pictorial directions e-mail me at craftyrainbowhead @ gmail . com and I'll give you my mobile so you can give me a buzz and I'll trot down and meet you. Deal?

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