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Mitered Crosses Blanket


I am calling this one finished for now. Although there is a very good chance that I will add to this after State Fair. The squares are so easy and addictive. They make great “take-along” projects. Plus, I love my color combination.

So, The Stats, for now:

Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers in Aspen Heather (5 balls), Summer Sky Heather (2 balls), and Rainier Heather (2 balls)
Needle: US 6 Hiya Hiya Circulars
Pattern: Mitered Crosses Blanket by Kay Gardiner
Mods: I made 12 mitered squares instead of 10, and omitted the 1/2 squares of garter stitch.

I considered just whipstitching the squares together, but I didn’t like the effect. Even though I didn’t want to pick-up all of the stitches required to 3-needle bind off, in the end I followed the pattern as written.



Point Gammon Pullover

It’s lovely. Even if I did make the sleeves a teeny bit too long.




The Stats:
Yarn: Valley Yarns Northampton, 100 % Wool
Needle: US 5 and 6 Hiya Hiya Circular needles, US 5 and 6 Clover Bamboo DPNs
Pattern: Point Gammon Pullover, size 38
Modifications: I slightly altered the sleeve cap and armhole shaping, but I have no idea what I did now.

The pattern was well written, and even with my extra long sleeves, I like the sweater.

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Gee, Ma



I am so tired.


I think I’ll just stretch out a little bit. You know, kind of like this. Oh, yeah. I had too much fun running around the yard. It was so nice and I was so happy.


I might have a bit of the Leprechaun in me.  Or maybe it’s newly-cut-grass stain.

Rassafrassin’ Stinkin’ Sweater Sleeves

I have now knit at least three sleeves in the process of knitting two; and I’m still not done with the second sleeve. It would really help if I didn’t think that I was smarter than the pattern (mistake number one which resulted in ripping out about 100 yards from the first sleeve). It would also help if I didn’t think that I could remember the pattern exactly as it was written (mistake number two, resulting in ripping out a very big chunk of sleeve number two).

Now, I have one sleeve done and I am very carefully knitting on the second sleeve. I would prefer not to rip out this one.

As an aside, this is why I prefer to knit both sleeves simultaneously.

At Some Point . . .

I will stop working on the blanket and finish this.  One sleeve is on the needles. I really like how this is turning out. Of course, the weather is finally warming up, and I won’t be able to wear it for a while. That’s ok though. New sweaters once the weather turns cool again will be lovely. 🙂


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And It Goes On


I may be a bit addicted. There are 8 blocks pictured, but I have 9 completed. I’m thinking of making 12 blocks, attaching them in rows, then columns, and then knitting a colored border along the edges. Yes, I am addicted.

Not a Quick Knit, but Very Satisfying

I cast on for the Mitered Crosses Blanket (rav link) last week. I have to admit, it is not really a quick knit, but each little section goes quickly. I have two blocks so far, no ends woven in yet, and a third on the needles. I keep alternating between the blanket which is lovely garter-stitch and the Point Gammon Pullover, which requires more concentration. 🙂 A work-in-progress picture of the sweater shall come soon. I have the body done and started the sleeves.