Category: hap blanket

Finished the Hap Blanket!

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Having a yard sale this weekend was just what I needed to finish this project.  Weaving in the ends and getting it blocked was the perfect time filler for sitting and waiting while random strangers went through my junk 🙂  Now to package it up and send it home to the newly married couple.

This pattern had the most interesting bind off.  It was a purl 2 together, then put the resulting stitch back on the left needle to be worked in the next purl 2 togethter, and repeat.  It resulted in a very nice braided look.

And time to start on baby girl projects 🙂  I also did some swatching for baby sweaters in my time… I haven’t gotten the exact look that I’m going for yet.  I’ll just have to start on some patterned projects if I’m going to get anything done in time!

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The Hap Blanket

Hap Blanket

I’m finally making the Hap Blanket, by Ysolda Teague.  It’s knitting up super quick, which is good because I need to finish it and gift wrap it by this Saturday.  I hope they like it!!  I find it difficult to pick out colors for other people and, so far the center square is reading a little… mexican poncho-ish.  Not quite what I was going for.  What the photo doesn’t show is that I’ve started the edges and it’s looking much more worthy of a gift now.  I can’t wait to see it all unfolded.  This is one of those projects that stays in a blobby mess until it’s all bound off and allowed to spread out.

I am very pleased with the Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky yarn so far.  It’s very soft, and will hopefully be very durable too.  If you read my blog, you’ll know that I’m, admittedly, a bit of a yarn snob.  So, I was a bit skeptical about the acrylic blend of Lion Brand.  But, I figure it will be machine washable which is always a nice feature for a hand-knit gift, just in case the recipient isn’t familiar with the delicate nature of wool and alpaca.  I suppose this would make a nice felted discloth if it was 100% wool and thrown in the washer and dryer though!

After this, I vow to start something for the little girl I’m expecting in November.  I’ve been compiling various patterns… these are on my list of todo’s (ravelry links):

I also really want to design something… but alas, there is so little time in the day.  Hopefully I’ll get around to it very very soon!