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April 8, 2003

Another Dang Baby Blanket

This baby blanket is for a high-school friend whose shower was last weekend -- it's this pattern, but instead of Homespun (which, frankly, I've seen more than enough of to last me a year or two) I used Terryspun in Powder and knit with size 13 needles instead of 11. Understandably, my gauge didn't work out the same -- so I just knit with increases until one side was 36 inches (which was the size the pattern said it should be when finished) and then started decreasing. Worked like a charm.

My favorite part of giving this particular present was that I finally got to use my tags, which were a present from my mom for Valentine's Day. Nifty, eh?

In this picture, Dana (the mother-to-be) is explaining to everybody that I also knit a cute little hat for her when she found out she was having a girl. I think she liked it. :)

Posted by shannon at 2:30 AM | Comments (3) | For related posts: Miscellaneous Small Projects

Help?

I started making this cute tank top out of Waikiki 2645 for our trip to Puerto Rico. I loved making it, and finished the very day we arrived in San Juan.

Standing in front of the mirror in the hotel, I was forced to admit that it looked pretty silly. The style just wasn't flattering on me, and I think I had some gauge problems (or maybe even a dropped stitch? It's so hard to tell with yarn like this...). In any event, I haven't frogged the whole thing yet because I'm not sure what to do with five skeins of this groovy yarn.

Suggestions?

Posted by shannon at 1:59 AM | For related posts: For Me!, My Waikiki Tank

Too little, Too Late

Well. The cabled sweater (see links below) turned out okay. I finished it a day or two before I left for Texas and Puerto Rico for Spring Break and discovered that it was a bit small.

I may reblock it before next winter to see if I can make it closer to my size. But by the time I finished it, we were experiencing the first hints of spring and believe me when I tell you, friends -- this sweater is W-A-R-M. Though it would have been perfect for our surprise, post-"Spring Forward" snow storm we had today, I've already packed it away for the season.

So anti-climactic, no?

Posted by shannon at 1:36 AM | For related posts: Cream Cabled Sweater