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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Yarn Along: FO, FO, FO! Literally.

Am I allowed to brag a little? My socklets are finished. The preemie bonnet for our friends' daughter is finished. A baby vest for another friend who is expecting is finished. That makes six finished objects by February! Yes, two of them were nearly finished already, but that is still four more. I always knit more in the winter, though, so we'll see how I fare through the rest of the year.

As you can see above, I have things on both needles and hook. Aside from the matching baby hat to go with the vest, the crocheted beginning you see is a lace shawl for Amira. It is my first attempt at a crocheted shawl and following a crocheted chart. Fortunately, I read through other people's projects and the comments, as I now know only to use the chart, since the written directions were confusing and there was at least one error in them. I also still have the Weasley-ish sweater on needles. That is being knit in the round, since it's basically four rectangles put together - I'm working on the letter chart at the moment.

Saint Helena is still in need of testers. Please e-mail me or leave a comment with contact information if you are interested. I have a facebook group to add you to if you are able to help me this way, and you can talk to other people working on it as well as me. (And I promise you will get something nice - besides the pair of mitts you make - if you finish them, something even more if you let me use your photo!)

Again, the only reading I've done this week is pretty negligible.

Also posting to Keep Calm and Craft On

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it's really nice to have FO's hey?! :)
You've been busy! Your crochet shawl looks amazing. I can only do written instructions....I have a hard time following charts.
Thank you!

I like charts in knitting, but this was a brand new experience for me. It is fortunately a simple chart and design. Other, more experienced, crocheters talked about finishing the shawl in a couple nights. I think it will take me a couple weeks, but I'm really liking it. Amira really likes black, and this was a dark, dark, espresso color, with a hint of purple in the right light, and when I asked what she thought of it, she liked it a lot. I thought it would go with many different outfits for her, too.
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