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Stitchin’ Saturday 26

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This week I worked only on the cable blanket I am now calling Big Blue.  I finally finished it last night.  I am not going to lie I thought it would never end!  The key to working on adult sized blankets people – breaks.  You need to give yourself a break and work on something smaller and come back to it.  Because let me tell you working for 70 hours in less than 2 weeks on one gets overwhelming and you start to think about taking shortcuts.  In the end I did take off 5 rows of the border.  I think that it came out gorgeous (and it was already 7 inches wider than the pattern thought it should be).

Now for the birth details of Big Blue:  after roughly 70 hours of labor it took 13 1/2 balls of Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Olympic Blue – yes over 13! It weighs in at 4 lbs 3 oz and is 60 x 47 inches.  I love this blanket and I am going to have to make one for myself.  It is like cuddling under a down blanket but without the bulk.

IMG_7662I did get to start on one of my Darn Good Yarn Kits that I have backed up in the que.  It is the Fan Shell Shawlette from April.  I have had a few problems getting started. I needed to go down from a size 8 needle to a 5 – it looked more like netting than knitting.  And I needed to correct row 6 – the increases should have been (K1, yo) not (K2, yo).  Right now I am only up to Row 12 so I will have to give you further updates on it next week.  I am hoping to knock it out this weekend.  Now that I have finished the shawl KAL with Marly Bird I have all these ideas of things I want to start knitting again!

blinking cat's wips

 Crochet

  • Croises Cable Afghan – House Warming Gift   << Finished
  • Highlander’s Poncho – Father In Law’s Birthday
  • Dragon Scarf
  • Heating Pad Cover
  • Lavender Fields Blanket
  • Pixel Blanket
  • Curvy Girls Sweater
  • Pineapple Blanket – Birthday Gift
  • Fingerless Mitts – Christmas Gift
  • Moogly CAL

Knitting

  • Darn Good Yarn Kits – 2 months behind  << Started April’s
  • Seam last year’s friendship square blanket

Quilting

  • Mermaid’s Quilt

Sewing

  • Lazy Day’s Skirt

Cross Stitch

  • Garden Sampler

 

Go Get Stitchy!

 


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