Monday, May 25, 2015

Baby Blanket Finished

The baby blanket is complete! It measures 40 x 40. Each stripe is 8 rows and equals 1 inch. I'm sure glad that I wove in ends as I went along!

Yarn used was Cascade 200 Superwash in the following colorways: Picante (orange), Turtle (green), Chocolate (brown), and Doeskin Heather (cream).

Hope the baby and parents like it.

Friday, May 22, 2015

On the Needles - 5/22/15

I finished the brown stripe from the same repeat I was knitting last week. With my limited knitting time on workdays now and the fact that I was starting to get bored with it, I decided that was enough. Each row was taking over an hour to knit. So I grabbed the orange and knit an 8 row garter stitch border. Last night I started binding off and have three more sides to bind off. There are 688 stitches to bind off, but it will be finished this weekend.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

On the Needles - 5/15/15

It's starting to look like a baby blanket now. There are around 140 sts per side right now. Originally I had thought of only knitting 2 more stripes (to complete the repeat) which would make it approximately 40 x 40. But I think I should knit at least one more repeat. That way hopefully the parents will be able to use it longer. What do you think? What would be a good size?

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

On the Needles - 5/1/15

I made a lot of progress last weekend, not so much during the week. The rows are taking longer and longer to knit and it's getting heavier and heavier. Currently each "side" has 110 stitches.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

On the Needles - 4/24/15

The abundant cowl is done except for weaving in the ends and blocking. No finished picture yet until it's blocked.

In the meantime, I cast on for the ESK Mitered Square KAL. I am knitting a baby blanket for my nephew's baby due at the end of August. The theme for the baby's room is camouflage so I'm hoping these colors will work. It currently looks like a nice sized potholder. It's supposed to be rainy (maybe even some snow mixed in) this weekend so I should be able to make some good progress on this.

The designer knit 8 rows for each color. I should have made mine double that because I'm using smaller needles, but I'm not ripping back. The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

On and Off the Needles - 4/17/15

There has been a flurry of knitting activity this past week. Quickdraw is finished. I haven't been able to get a modeled pic yet though.

Once I finished Quickdraw, I sewed on the buttons to one of my oldest WIPs, Charleston Tea. This was a project I started 2 years ago. The button-band was wonky so I ripped it out and then it sat. A couple weeks ago I re-knit the button-band and last weekend I finished it by sewing on the buttons. With having finished this, I submitted for the Long Haul and Seamstress ESK badges.

I cast on and bound off my first project for the ESK Selfless KAL - Collina, scarf version. It was a quick knit, except for the last couple inches when I thought the skein would go on forever. I would love to knit this again, but in a bright color.

Currently on the needles is the Abundant Cowl which will also fulfill the Silk Sweetheart badge since I'm using Blue Sky Alpaca. Yum! This is a new to me yarn and it's sooooo soft. It's hard to tell in this picture, but the yarn is such a gorgeous shade of blue (colorway Riviera). (For some reason Blogger decided to turn my picture sideways.)

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Friday, April 10, 2015

On the Needles - 4/10/15

I'm off sleeve island!!! Tonight or tomorrow I will finish the neckband and this sweater will be done. Just in time for the 60 degree weather this weekend. LOL Don't worry, the temps will drop again during the week so maybe I'll get to wear it yet this spring. (Sorry for the dark picture, we've have storms rolling through all day long.)

My next project will be to earn my "Long Haul and Seamstress" badges by completing my oldest WIP - Charleston Tea. I had it almost finished about 2 years ago but the button-band turned out wonky. I ripped it out and then set it aside until a couple weeks ago. All that's left is to sew on the buttons. After that is done, I will probably work on my projects for the Selfless KAL.

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