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Secret South American

Good morning lovely people.  Remember the other day, when I said I had so much to do and I was all excited about some new patterns I had?  Well, I spent all night trying to get one of them to work with absolutely no success.  I must have been doing something incredibly wrong, and almost broke my fingers trying to make it work.  Which saddens me, because it was an amazingly awesome project that I’d love to own for myself.  So after four hours or so of cursing and pain, I said screw it.  Rem0ved from the queue.  Arg. 

But I made up for it last night, taking on the next project in line with rousing success.  It’s a cute little market bag that I can whip up quick out of sturdy cotton.  I’ll be churning out a few of these in the next week; my goal is four, since that’s how much yarn I bought.  Makes sense, eh?  So I started that last night while watching the opening ceremony of the winter olympics.  I’m not an Olympics person, I hardly ever watch any events or get even remotely interested.  But it was Friday, I was home by myself, and there wasn’t a damn thing on tv.  And it wasn’t bad, I stuck around long enough to see the Aboriginal tributes, and the march of all the different countries and their athletes.  There’s a lot of frickin Americans there, I’ll say that.  More than anyone else, in fact.  Which, to me, seems unfair when they talk about medal counts and how many their aiming to win.  It seems a lot easier for 216 Americans to win 40 medals than for 65 Russians to do it.  Just saying.  This year I’ve decided to cheer for the South Americans, because apparently no South American country has ever gotten a medal in the Winter Olympics.  I’m not anti-American or anything, I just like to root for the underdog sometimes.  Go Chile!  Knock em dead, Brazil! 

Well, I haven’t had my coffee yet and I’m hoping to finish up this bag today, so I better get back to it.  Y’all take care, you’ll hear from me again soon.

Lumpy’s Baby Burrito!

Lumpy’s Baby Burrito

by Hell Bent Stitcheries

baby not included

Materials:
100% Cotton Yarn, approx 200 yd
For striped version shown:
I Love This Cotton, Ivory (MC) 2 skeins
I Love This Cotton, Sage (CC) 1 skein

16″ Circular Needles, size 9

Pattern:

Using MC, CO 3
Row 1: K across
Row 2: K, M1, K to end (4 stitches)
Row 3: Repeat row 2 (5 stitches)

Begin increases
Row 4: K2, YO, K to end
Row 5-26: repeat row 4
Row 27: Switch to CC. K2, YO, K to end
Row 28-35: repeat row 27

Repeat this pattern, 26 MC rows followed by 8 CC rows, once more, then do one more section of the MC. (94 rows total)

Row 95: Using CC, K2, YO, K to end
Rows 96-98: Repeat row 95

Begin Decreases
Row 99: K, K2tog, YO, K2tog, K to end
Row 100-102: Repeat row 99
Row 103: Switch to MC. K, K2tog, YO, K2tog, K to end.

Continue in previous color pattern, 26 rows MC and 8 rows CC, decreasing 1 stitch each row until only 5 stitches remain. (193 rows total)

Row 194: K, K2tog, K across
Row 195: K, K2tog, K across (3 stitches)
Row 196: K across

Begin Hood Increases
Row 197: K2, YO, K across
Row 198-223: repeat row 197
Row 224: switch to CC. K2, YO, K across
Row 225-229: repeat row 224

BO all stitches.

Finishing:
Weave in all loose ends.
Using large needle and MC, sew together sides of hood (WS facing each other) using mattress stitch.

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This pattern, when written out, seems a lot more complicated than it actually is.  All you need to remember is 26 MC, 8 CC.  You move from increase to decrease in the middle of the third green stripe.  The hood is worked in the same increase pattern as the body, you just BO on the 8th row of the stripe. 

Of course if you’re doing a solid color, you’ve got even less to worry about.

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