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August 12, 2008

Itchy Fingers

It was very faint at first, but over the last two months the "itchy fingers" feeling has gotten stronger. I found myself thinking fondly of yarn, and feeling twitchy during the (brief) times I was watching television with nothing in my hands. I waited a few weeks to be sure, but I can no longer deny it: the knitting feeling is BACK!

I started a blanket for Annabelle (nee Cheezit; actually, still sometimes Cheezit!) before she was born, but it suffered the same fate as all my projects: complete neglect. It was the first thing I reached for when the itchy fingers set in.

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The pattern is Circle and Stripes Stroller Blanket (Ravelry link!) from Susan B. Anderson's Itty-Bitty Nursery, and the center pieces are done and seamed. All that's left is the border and the crocheted circles. I used Dark Horse Fantasy, which is (*gasp*) acrylic. I have no way of knowing if I've passed my tragic wool sensitivity on to Annabelle, so I'm keeping it at a distance for now. And I wanted something super durable; I want this blanket to get lots of lovin', so anything with special care instructions was out. It's very soft, and while it doesn't have the elasticity of wool it feels pretty good next to the skin.

And speaking of baby (kind of, anyway), here's a gratuitous baby shot.

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How are all of you?!

Posted by shannon at August 12, 2008 10:23 AM | For related posts: Annabelle's Striped Blanket, Cheezit

Comments

WHAT a cutie! Glad to have you back in Blogland.

Posted by: colleen at August 12, 2008 5:18 PM

Annabelle is beautiful! Nice to see you around these parts again!

Posted by: Wanda at August 13, 2008 1:18 AM

Annabelle is so CUTE!

Posted by: Sarah at August 13, 2008 6:31 AM

High squeal on the cute-o-meter for gratuitous baby shot!

Posted by: Dava at August 13, 2008 9:24 AM