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Archive for February, 2009

Time for a change

Posted by Gina on Thursday, February 12, 2009

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Triangle Blanket

Posted by Gina on Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I finally finished the triangle blanket that I started way back in August. I was going to block it before taking a picture, then I remembered that it’s a blanket for a four year old, so it’s going to get a lot of use. Which means blocking isn’t necessary. It’s not noticeable, but I wasn’t able to weave in the ends before taking the picture (I left some of my supplies at a friends house). Hopefully it doesn’t show too much, lol. Once it’s officially done, with ends woven in, I’ll take a new pic and replace this one. My measuring tape was among the items left at my friends house, so I’m guessing that the finished measurements are about 4ft tall by 5ft long.

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It was a simple knit. Just garter stitch until I ran out of yarn. I used KnitPicks Shine worsted in Sailor. It took me so long to finish, I honestly don’t remember how many balls of yarn I used. It was about 19 or 20 on size six needles.

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Good friends and free yarn

Posted by Gina on Monday, February 9, 2009

A friend of mine recently gave me some yarn after trying her hand at knitting and realizing it wasn’t for her. I love free yarn. :-) I don’t have any projects in mind for it yet, but I’m sure I can think of something. (At least one of the projects is going to go to my friend as a thank you). She gave me five skeins of Caron Simply Soft, two skeins of Patons Shetland Chunky, and one skein of Patons Classic Merino Wool. I’ve never knit with Patons before. It’s much softer than I expected! I can’t wait to use it.

Now, to find appropriate patterns… When my friend gave me the yarn, she said her intent was to learn to knit, then make fingerless gloves with one of the skeins of Patons. So, I guess what I’ll look for first is a fingerless glove pattern that would be appropriate for the yarn. I don’t know that I’ll finish the gloves while it’s still cold outside, but at least she’ll have a pair for next winter. :-)

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