My Sweet Hermione Socks

Pattern: Hermione’s Everyday Socks
Yarn: crazy zauerball
ravelry page

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practically done

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So close to being done with this blanket!  All I have left to do is the edging.  Everything else is done, pieced together, and ends woven in.  I just can’t decide if I want to do the edging in cream or in one of the colors….I am leaning towards color.  The pattern is Mitered Cross Blanket for Japan by Kay Gardiner (Mason Dixon Knitting).  I LOVE this blanket.  I did it in Noro Silk Garden yarn in a variety of color ways, so soft and squishy and color to die for.  It was portable and easy knitting which was perfect for baseball practice, softball practice, waiting to pick the kids up after school, etc.  My favorite thing about knitting this was the quilt like construction and the way the yarn changes colors.  It was really fun to see what color comes next and how they would work together with the mitered corners.  I love Noro yarns, but you just have to have the right projects…they don’t work for everything, but this pattern is made for this yarn.

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For now I am happy snuggling up with my almost finished blanket and admiring the colors while I figure out the border.  You can find my revelry page for this project here.

Pogona

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This shawl was seemingly never ending. Not because it took so long to knit, but rather because I kept putting it down to knit other things.
The pattern is Pogona by Stephen West. It is a very simple pattern that results in a shawl with both an interesting shape and texture. I enjoyed picking this up when I needed a little project that I didn’t have to constantly look at the pattern.
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Rockefeller

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Finally finished! I even met the KAL deadline, yay. Since completing this shawl I have joined 2 more MKAL’s. I really enjoy the process, the mystery, and learning new skills.
I LOVE this shawl! It is graphic and bold, soft and squishy….it’s all good. I found it enjoyable to knit and may at some point do another one, but for now I have too many patterns I want to try.

Found

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This is a little sweater I came across in a storage bag of special baby clothes that I have held onto. I made it about 6 years ago for my daughter,and I love this little sweater. It is the Nordic Snowflake Pullover from Knitting for Baby written by Melanie Falick and Kristen Nicholas. You might be wondering why I am pulling this out now after six years, well because this was pre-ravelry and pre-blog so it has never been properly documented. Not that I can remember all the details, but I am almost positive that I used cascade 220 for the yarn, just don’t ask me needle size because I haven’t a clue.

So now it has a special little place other than my closet where it can be preserved forever:)

Sugared Violette

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Well it has been awhile. Life has been moving at light speed, but fortunately I have still been finding time to knit and crochet. February 13th was my mama’s birthday and I completed her gift a week ahead of schedule! (if you know me then you know that I am usually the queen of last minute). I think she liked it…she doesn’t typically sport shawls or scarfs but her favorite color is purple and she does appreciate handmade art.

The pattern is called sugared violets, details can be found here. The pattern was lovely to knit and it worked up really quickly. The yarn and pattern combination created a light shawl/scarf that works year round I think…of course the color reminds me of spring. I think it will work well when there is a little chill in the air on spring mornings.

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