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Finished

Finally finished the Cameo shawl tonight … I was determined to finish this before the end of the week even if I did have to reknit the lace portion. It goes into the pile for blocking now, my least favorite part. 

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Finally, something is finished

I’ve been knitting away and finished one of the three shawls I have in progress. Finally. 

Pattern – Brickless

Yarn – Wolle’s Color Changing Cotton

It still needs blocking but I’m not sure when I’ll get around to it. 

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A little progress

There hasn’t been too much time for knitting this week but I’ve made some progress last night and today – we have stripes!

I’ve got 3 shawl/scarf projects going and this one is the Cameo Shawl.

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I’m going to drive my Mom to my sister’s house tomorrow before driving back to FL over the weekend. Keith and I’ll are traveling next week and then I’ll came back up here. There won’t be much quilting going on!

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Cast On

I seem to be in the mood for knitting. Since my GA trip is coming up in less than a week I decided to cast on another project to take along with me. I went searching through my yarn bins and decided it was time to cast on Cameo. My shawl will have a tone on tone kind of feel I think with one solid and one variegated yarn that are close in color. Hopefully I’ll like the result.

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I love my knitting bag so much I’ve ordered a second one. I tend to have one or two scarf/shawl projects and one blanket project going at a time so I decided a second bag would be nice to have for the blanket projects then I’d be able to grab whichever project I felt like working on and go. Since I only knit or crochet small blankets, the bag is plenty big to hold the yarn and project.

I also started piecing the 2nd Drunkard’s Path quilt. I cut it out of Homespuns and it’s not looking like I want and I’m almost tempted to toss it all out. Instead, I’ve ordered some best press to help tame some of the stretchiness of the fabric and I’ll make a few more blocks before deciding one way or the other. My main Drunkard’s Path quilt is still waiting to be worked on but I didn’t want to start it and then leave for two weeks.

Since Keith is gone for the week, my table is set up so I can pin baste a couple small quilts but I haven’t started them yet. He gets back late Friday so I’d better get a move on.

I love it when I time Chesty’s walk just right and get to see the sunset.

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More ends woven in

I finished crocheting this one the end of October and it also has been been waiting to have the ends woven in. So glad to finish this up. Can’t wait to get it donated. I’ve got one more to finish before taking them back to GA with me for donation.

Pattern – Shelly Blanket (crochet)

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On my needles

I don’t mind that this scarf is taking a long time to knit. It’s actually quite enjoyable but it doesn’t give me much to share as I’m working on it. This one will need blocking before the beauty of the pattern comes out. In case you’re wondering, the red threads are lifelines. I’d hate to have to start over if I mess up too bad (there are minor errors but I’m going to live with those since I seriously doubt they’ll be noticeable with the scarf wrapped around my neck!)

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9 months

That’s how long it took me to weave the ends in after knitting this afghan.

LOVE everything about it – the drape, the color, the softness of the yarn, the pattern.

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Making it up as I go

I’m making up my own striping sequence and so far I’m liking it.

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On my needles

It doesn’t look like much yet but I’ve started my Spearmint Tea Shawl ( look back a few posts to see the shawl photo and link).

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Off my needles

The Garter Rib blanket is done and cast off. It will need blocking but not now – I’ll put that off for some other time! I can’t believe this took me 2 months to knit!

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