Sunday, May 26, 2013


I haven't blogged recently because we keep using up all our internet usage before we get to the end of the bill month!  Very annoying.  I go to the library to use their internet, but I don't like to use their computers, and my flash drives are getting really disorganized with photos/patterns, etc, so I don't want to keep adding more photos....I've got a lot of little projects to share with you though!

Layering blankets again!  Hopefully I'll get some "real" photos of these soon!
 This is 27gr of Shelridge Farms, bulky wool, hand dyed.  I got this LOOOONG time ago, back when they were near Guelph.  It was a limited edition, and I used half the yarn to make a man's beanie that won a ribbon in the Orangeville Fall Fair.  Not a really soft yarn, but it blocked out beautifully!
It really held it's shape/definition.  I was worried that my idea wasn't going to work.  Basically, I wrapped the yarn twice with each stitch, and dropped the extra wrap when knitting the next row.  It was an ugly mess of blue spaghetti when I cast off, but blocking wool is magic!
 Next up is another blankie in "Divine" by Patons, done in the Wave Stitch.  46gr.

 And then we have "Be Mine" by Patons (or Bernat?), discontinued.  I did the same pattern as the Shelridge Farm one, due to time constraint.  I started after lunch, knit for a bit, ripped it all out and re-started, slightly smaller, before dinner, and had it finished to take to the photographer at 1pm.  It's not blocked, due to the synthetic nature of the yarn.  It feels like the softest velvet ever!

 I like that it looks fine turned sideways.  As a knitter, it usually bugs me when a non-knitter uses a knit fabric "the wrong way/direction" LOL.  31gr.

Look at this adorable photo using these blankets!  Jennifer is so creative.  I got to see this shot set up before the twins go there.  Very clever!  I have lots more yarn to make more of these!
 And last, for now, a lilac "Divine" waves.
It's a very subtle pattern, due to the texture of the yarn, but can also look nice "sideways".  48gr.  It's nice I can get two of these from one ball!

Isn't the composition on these photos darling?  Dawn at Hourglass Imaging has a really creative eye!
  If anyone is interested, I can make more in the dark blue Divine and the Be Mine (and there are lots of other colours of Divine!).
Oh, and two balls of Bernat "Mosaic" leapt into my cart the other day :)  200gr
By the way, on my Facebook page, I'm having a give-away!!  Go check it out!!  Please!  All you have to do is "like" my page, and leave a comment on the give-away post!
Yarn In:  6437gr + 200gr = 6637gr
Yarn Out:  3907gr + 152gr = 4059gr
Balance:  2578gr more brought IN than out
Costs:  $173.75 + $11.28 = $185.03/146 days = $1.25/day

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