Finally Some Finished Projects

Well, by now my mom is in the air on her way home, so I’m back on my own. To console myself, I decided to post some photos of a few recently finished and barely begun projects.

<p>First is the Culdesac Vest. I really liked this pattern, and I think I will enjoy wearing it, now that we found suitable buttons. I, however, need to stop being fooled into thinking I have a waist—seems like every time I make a pattern that has lovely waist shaping, it ends up kinda baggy under the arms because I am closer to pear-shaped. It’s not too bad here, though.</p>
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First up is a baby blanket I’m making for… someone. I won’t say who just in case. The pattern is from an old Knitter’s—actually, it was the first knitting magazine I ever purchased, I believe. I have used this pattern once before and it made a lovely blankie. We even found the exact color of Reynolds Saucy called for in the pattern. This time around I had to substitute the contrast yarn, but I think I found something that will work nicely, Cascade Pearls. This is the priority project right now, and very easy knitting. As you can see, I am already on the second square after working for just a short time yesterday evening.

Yarn for Flower Basket Shawls

We also got a passel of fingering weight yarn to make several Flower Basket Shawls, from the pattern in this fall’s Interweave Knits. The yarn in the plastic bag is Cherry Tree Hill Cascade Fingering for my mom’s version—luscious 100% silk in the Spring Frost colorway. It has a lot of yardage, so there might be enough leftover to make a little tidbit for myself. Below that are two colorways of Cherry Tree Hill Glitter Alpaca, Birches and Northern Lights. It’s all wonderfully soft yarn, and I am excited to be able to work with it for the first time.







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