Saturday, May 21, 2011

Who Does Not Love Knitting for Baby? Day 13

One of my favorite projects in this book, and easily the most adorable in my opinion, is an infant set comprised of a sweater, hat and bootie socks. One set is knit in Valley Yarns Superwash DK. The other is knit in Lorna's Laces Honor.
And may I say, it was an honor (had to go there!) to knit with this beautiful yarn, 70% Alpaca and 30% silk. It is so soft, and has a lovely halo that forms on the surface.
It's huggable, squishable, pettable and therefore perfect on a baby! (The baby here is around 40 years old. Her name is Jennifer. She is missing all of her eyelashes, and her skin has odd dirty and manky spots, but she is very quiet and I love her very much.)
Today's prize, thanks to the generosity of the folks at Lorna's Laces, is enough Honor to knit a baby set of your own for a deserving infant along with a copy of Teach Yourself Visually Circular Knitting. This pattern is not entirely worked in the round. The point of this project is to keep high in the knitter's mind the idea that a project, any project, can be worked on circular needles even if the project is knit "back and forth". I love that circular needles mean no lost needles. How can you lose one when they are attached to each other, like a mitten string on a kindergartner? I always loved my mitten string. I was notorious for losing bits and pieces. I still am! Circular needles mean no setting one down in the car and having it roll between the seats into oblivion. Two needles, joined by a cable, means never having to say "goodbye". Unless Mel is around and he eats one.
Random (really, really random!) question for today - Toilet paper: scrunch or fold?

71 comments:

Angela said...

Fold, then scrunch!

Jane said...

Scrunch!

thepaintedsheep said...

Scrunch!

Amy said...

Another scruncher here.

Cathie said...

Scrunch, for sure!!

Terri D. said...

scrunch (folding is kind of sad)

lemur said...

Always fold....

smitty said...

Wrap/scrunch.

Meredith said...

Umm... YEEEES. Never thought about it. A little of both, I guess. Fold, scrunch, fold, scrunch...

Lisa said...

Fold always fold!!!

Katherine said...

Scrunch scrunch scrunch

Leslie said...

Wrap. After removing it from a roll where it comes off the front, never from the back!

Diane said...

Scrunch and bunch---
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spitfiresnc said...

Scrunch

sabrina said...

Fold, all the way! It wastes less!

alcatmom said...

Scrunch.

Christine Lima said...

Gosh, I don't know...I've never really thought about it...I guess I scrunch. I'll have to notice next time I need to go!

Amy said...

Scrunching provides more absorbency than folding.

Clowdercrafts said...

Scrunch yeah!:)

mjknits said...

LOL!!! Scrunch-who has time to fold?

TuttleDB said...

Definitly fold!

Margo said...

Fold.

judy said...

What an interesting question. Scrunch, but sometimes I fold then scrunch.

I have recently become a fan of the baby wipes, it leaves much more of a sense of security when needed.

Judy said...

I forgot to add - It all depends upon whether I'm at home or elsewhere like a public facility. . . then I bunch, scrunch, and anything else I think I need to do to get the job done.

Diane (djuseless) said...

I'm a folder!

Enid said...

fold. And it should come over the top of the roll.

crochtlady said...

Scrunch, most of the time, once in a while fold.

Steph said...

generally scrunch

Tara said...

Scrunch

llamalady said...

Scrunch for #1 and fold for #2.

Kathy said...

Wrap & scrunch!
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Megan said...

I always fold toilet paper, and tissues as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Malinda said...

Scrunch always!

Michelle said...

Fold once then scrunch.

fezabel said...

Let's see .... fold at home and scrunch in a public washroom.

Ruby said...

Scrunch for me cause my mother has OCD and it was always fold right on the perfs for her. And with Alzheimer's she still has to fold. So I am a rebel. Scrunch

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janet said...

It's kind of hard to fold OR scrunch a corn cob, but always fold the Sears catalog pages.

Liz said...

Scrunch!

Jennifer P said...

Depends on the business at hand, doesn't it? :)

Lori said...

Oh, I am definitely a scruncher! Love the question. I like finding out little bits of info like this about people. :)

p said...

hmmmm probably foldscrunch'nbunch

nina said...

scrunch!

kaykatrn said...

Fold! And yes, it must come over the top off the roll.

CardiLover said...

Scrunch for sure. Sort of like spinning air into fiber, I'm thinking. :)

a2z said...

Fold, definitely fold.

kjgonn said...

Most definitely fold

Julie said...

Oh, fold for sure :)

Pat said...

Scrunch, for sure!

Lisa said...

Fold uhm, yea, fold.

Dianna said...

Wrap & Scrunch.

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corinnesknits said...

scrunch!

Beki said...

I'm with Angela. Fold then scrunch.

I also agree with Leslie that the paper HAS to come from the front of the roll. Underhanded T.P. is a big pet peeve.

Rebecca said...

I wrap and fold ;-)

GerryART said...

Scrunch? ? ?
I HAVE NEVER HEARD of such a thing.
THE ONLY way I've ever - - - -
well, I FOLD ! ! !
This is your craziest question.

I've had in my mind to knit something for a baby. No babies in our family, probably not even one on the horizon but still I know some baby would love something hand knit.

Well, here's my chance.

Scrunch ? ? ? ?

hugs
Gerry

Kate said...

Scrunch

Na said...

scrunch!!!!

Bgstoner said...

Wrap and then scrunch

Nanci S said...

Without a doubt, scrunch.

Clumsy Knitter said...

Scrunch all the way!

noallatin said...

Another vote for the fold then scrunch. Actually I tilor it to the occasion.

ajt0516 said...

Scrunch!!!

Rita said...

Scrunch.

~margaret aka dragonflysock said...

Fold!

Val said...

Definitely scrunch..LOL

neknitsandbeads said...

Fold.

Anonymous said...

fold

better question would be which direction for the paper to pull from - over or under?

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Jill K. said...

Fold, especially if a quality product. If thin and scratchy, then fold and scrunch.

Lady Coles said...

fold, then scrunch.

Michelle F said...

Scrunch of course!

Gina said...

a little of both... scrunch then fold to a clean spot. LOL

CuriousJess said...

fold definitely and I'm big on the grab-able paper needing to be over instead of under!