Sunday, September 19, 2010

September Finish

Well Fall Cometh! I can't wait. The crispness in the air, the early nights, the colors, Halloween. All my favorite things of the Autumn. The only thing missing.......the changing of the leaves. Florida stays green almost all year. Sometimes, you just need to see it from another perspective.

Off the Needles! on Friday 9/17/2010 The Baby Blanket. Started in July 2010 in an acrylic baby yarn in a pale blue colorway. I chose the acrylic as the recipient is not a knitter, and with a baby would need something machine wash and dryable. After washing, this yarn was SO incredibly soft and developed a lovely halo. The blanket is 43" long and once I got it under control, it took no time at all to complete. The pattern was a 4 row repeating pattern from a knit magazine. The magazine is Creative Knitting the July 2010 issue, page 60. The recipient, a lovely young woman that works with me. She had a little boy in August. What a cutie pie!

On the Needles: Sock #2 of Silver's Sock Class pattern. I just completed the gusset and am starting the length of the foot. This should be completed this week.

Ready to CAST ON? I have 2 items. 1) Summer Sand Empire sleeveless top also from the Creative Knitting July 2010 magazine. Using Louisa Harding's Impression yarn #14 Louisa Harding ::Impression #14:: mohair yarn Aqua and 2) Milky Way Wrap from Nature's Wrapture (contemporary knitted shawls) book page 41. Using Sensations BeauJingles Acrylic Yarn. This yarn is a specialty yarn that has sequins attached to it, ordinarily acrylic isn't my first choice, but the gray colorway with silver sequins looks stunning in the swatch I made. It will be a beautiful wrap to gift to someone who prefers easy to care for itemsm and light enough not to be too HOT or itchy in the Florida weather.

More to come.....Stay Tuned.....Same BatTime, Same BatChannel............LOL

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