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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.
I 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!
- 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
- Darn Good Yarn Kits – 2 months behind << Started April’s
- Seam last year’s friendship square blanket
- Mermaid’s Quilt
- Lazy Day’s Skirt
- Garden Sampler
Go Get Stitchy!