Finished projects

Look what I’ve made over the past couple of weeks…

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I posted about this project a few months ago while a work in progress that’s finally done. Actually, I finished it a long time ago, but somehow never got around to finishing off the seam.

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The original pattern I think was made with a softer yarn so it doesn’t lay as flat. The wool is a little bit scratchy at the moment, hopefully it will soften after I wash it & look forward to wearing it when cold weather returns.

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One of my aims was to get back into doing some crocheting this year and I did with this pattern I found on Ravelry. I used some thick Lion Brand wool yarn I bought at Michael’s a few years ago that I couldn’t quite find the right pattern for.

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This will be perfect for those really cold days. It’s so thick I will have to wear it outside my coat. Still have some leftover yarn, maybe enough to make a matching hat.

This baby blanket was made at the request of a coworker who was pregnant. It’s another pattern I found on Ravelry, it’s a pretty design & the ease of the pattern directions made this a relatively quick knit. I didn’t finish knitting in time before she had the baby and it still needs blocking but since it’s acrylic, and machine washable, though I would not advise it with this pattern, she’ll still get plenty of use out of it when she receives it.

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close up of pattern:

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Next up, I’ll be attempting to make pottery, and soon I’ll take a stab at spinning my own yarn. And of course, I’ll still be knitting and crocheting in between.

Baby Blanket Update

I’ve been away for a little bit, busy living life and getting some work in, like this project below.

The baby blanket I made for my coworker is finally done. I just need to block it for shaping and sew in some ends otherwise it’s complete and ready to go. The color is not the typical baby blue, more like a turquoise, azurean blue. The shade is what attracted me to the yarn, and should have the same calming effect that studies say the color blue is supposed to have.

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Despite the intricacy of the pattern, it was a relatively simple knit. The only skill needed was a knowledge of cables. The garter stitch border around the edges gives it some contrast and helps with maintaining the shape.

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The yarn is acrylic which makes it machine washable and able to use year round, though the weight of the blanket alone I would find it too heavy to use in the height of summer. But anyways the recipient should get lots of use from it.

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