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!
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!