Check Your Boobs!

As you may know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time to stand up for those who have fallen in the fight with cancer and continue in our race for a cure. No matter if you are a cancer survivor, lost a friend to cancer or have a loved one going through the struggles of fighting this disease, we all need to support each other. We need to show cancer that we will not back down, we will not run and we will not suffer in silence. We will fight with all the love, strength and courage we have.

Show your support for those who fight the good fight everyday. Make items to  donate to those at cancer treatment centers or to remind yourself of a loved one who fought to the end. Wear your pink with pride and remember to check your boobs!

Pink Ribbon Washcloth by Donna Burgess

 

Ribbon Scarf by Anniken Allis

 

Pink Ribbon Mittens by Nancy Vandivert

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Cup Cozy by Bernat Design Studio

 

Pink Ribbon Sweater by Sarah Sumner-Eisenbraun

 

Cancer Ribbon Filet Afghan by Sandra Petit

 
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Wash Your Face Washcloth

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This was a simple washcloth that I made as punishment to the yarn for not acting right in another garment I was trying to use it for. (Yes, I punish my yarn when it acts bad. Let this be a lesson to all other yarns in my stash. Don’t make me angry!)

Well, despite the initial reason for using the yarn, I must admit that the washcloth came out looking really nice. So if you are looking for a quick knit gift item or just something to do with an odd ball of cotton yarn, well, here you go:

Materials-

1 ball  patons Grace, 1.75 oz / 50 g, 6136 yd / 125 m 100% ultra-soft mercerized cotton, color 62901 Tangelo

US size 2 knitting needles

Cast on 48 stitches.

Garter stitch the first 3 rows.

Row1-4: Knit

Row 5-8: Purl

Continue rows 1 through 8 until you reach your desired length or the washcloth measures 7 inches without being pulled.

Gater stitch the next 3 rows. Bind off. Weave in ends.

The washcloth should have a nice ridged look to it that will soften a bit with use.

Now, go fourth and clean thy self!