November 11, 2014
Barbara's Crossing the Finish Line
I've crossed the finish line with some projects. First, these fun embroidered dishtowels. These will be a gift for a former square dancer I know. I love the vintage design of the patterns.
There's a whole series of these dancers, but I decided two was plenty, though I personally would like a set a days-of-the-week dishtowels for myself. They may be on the horizon, and I've gathered a lot of potential designs on Pintrest.
I finished yet another Easy Ripple Afghan--this one's my fourth. This one has a more controlled color palette, just 3 colors, and I used up a stash of Lion Wool-Ease, which is a nice acrylic and wool blend. This will also go into my gift pile, as the holidays are coming.
For myself, I knitted up this super-bulky weight cardigan, Taiga. I used worsted weight yarn held double and got a usable gauge, and I also used stash yarn. This is a substantial jacket-weight garment, and it knit up pretty quickly with the heavy yarn. I also got to use some of my stash of metal buttons. It was fun to do the color work design in the middle of the sweater. Again, in a bulky yarn, it pretty much flew off the needles.