Just in time for fall! It seemed to take FOREVER, but actually only three weeks of evenings resulted in a chunky blanket. I was curious about what a completed afghan would be like using Bernat Blanket (super bulky-6) yarn. Now I know. It’s kind of a laid-back, but warm, blanket that I think will be quite versatile and, bonus, it can be washed and dried. I will post it on my Etsy site for $75 (plus $15 shipping charge).
When I was in Geneva, Switzerland, a few years ago, I bought some mohair yarn. I started a few projects with it, but I always ended up tearing them out, as none ever seemed quite right. While working the election polls this summer, a woman mentioned a pattern available at Yarnspirations that I thought I would try. Following is the result. (The only change I made was to pick up and knit the back rather than sew the pieces together later.) Luckily, the striping matched fairly closely–I didn’t try to make it so. Anyway, it is a very light, versatile shrug (modeled by my daughter). 🙂
I am building a very cute periwinkle boat neck sweater (size 6) that I think a little girl would love. The front panel is lacy and the sides, back, and sleeves are all in seed stitch. It will be fun to see it completed and blocked.
And, here is the completed product. It’s really cute, isn’t it!
So, I have just submitted request for membership in The Knitting Guild Association. My plan is to work toward certification as a master knitter with this organization and begin broadening my techniques as well as get serious about designing.
I completed this very cute unisex sweater–had to pay my 6-year-old grandson $1 to try it on so I could assess accuracy of size. 🙂 It is difficult (for me) to determine how tight or loose I should make the bind-off around pullover necklines as there is a fine line between sloppy-loose and too-tight-to-stretch. Anyway, this one went easily over his head. A dollar well spent. 🙂
I had enough yarn to complete this girl’s pink bolero (size 2T). (It is available for purchase at my shop on Etsy: MTThings.
So, ok…this week in Kansas has been very, very, VERY hot (it’s July) and I’m knitting, for Heaven’s sake. Anyway, one of my goals this year has been to aggressively use my stash. However, I can’t seem to master how to determine whether or not I have enough yarn because well, it’s skein ends. Thus, I can’t rely on labels for length information. Here is an example. I’ve got approximately 1/3 of a sleeve left as well as the collar and not very much yarn left. Fingers crossed I have enough. If not, I’ll go back to Hobby Lobby and get more of their I Love This Yarn #100 Pink–enough for the remainder of this project and enough to complete another.