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.

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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.

My Sweet Clementine

I’ve been hanging onto this Ella Rae yarn for awhile now.  I bought it probably a year ago and immediately decided that I would use it to make Annis, but I did not cast on until a few weeks ago. Not sure what I was waiting for, it was a really fast and enjoyable knit.  The only part I wasn’t overly thrilled with was the nupps as they can be quite fussy, but now that they are done I am happy with how they look.  This yarn and pattern combination resulted in a beautiful light weight summery shawl, so delicate and soft.   I was a little worried that it would be too floppy when I finished, but once blocked it was perfect.  So happy with it:)

details on my ravelry project page

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 Violets

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So I have several wips that I am working on….. Some of them have been in cozy hibernation for almost a year (or more), but when I saw sugared violets I knew It would be perfect. Perfect for my mom’s birthday on February 13th. This will be for her done in her favorite color purple. Hopefully she will love it. As soon as I finish it I am vowing to plow through some wips……unless of course I happen to get “distracted” again./em>