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Simply finished February 8, 2007

Filed under: All done!,Blankets,In Progress — katy @ 8:40 am

Gartercable_baby_blankie_1 The cable baby blanket from Simply Baby is finished.  I used Filatura di Crosa’s 501  in a sweet baby yellow.  I have no clue how much yarn I used as I attempted to use stash yarn with a little bit extra I bought.  Which I proceeded to Closeup_for_soso lose–so I bought the 4 balls left.  And, of course, found the lost yarn the next week.  I think I have 4 balls left.  It will make some thing.  I love the color!

The funny thing about this blanket for me was it it’s simplicity made it a bit boring.  However, it was easy to pick up and put down because it was so simple.  All scrunched up it looked okay but a dunk and a block and it really bloomed.  And I was sad it was over.  I thought I was working toward a product–in truth, I think I enjoyed the process.  I highly recommend 501.  Many knitters say they don’t care for washable yarns–I think 501 may be an exception.

I have gotten back to the pulsewarmers and hope to finish two mates.  It’s funny to learn–again–why a project was put aside.  On one pulsewarmer I didn’t string enough beads.  I was about 60 short.  That’s a real pain because I don’t want to break the yarn.  On such fine needles, I hate to run an end unless I absolutely have to.  Last night I strung enough beads for the 2nd from the other side of the skein and will get back to the first after this is finished and feed the beads up the skein.  Never a dull knitting moment, right?  Another pulsewarmer was abandoned because the colors aren’t doing it for me.  I am using a cream colored yarn from Elann and it just looks dingy.

In other exciting news,  a new yarn shop is born! Sonny and Shear by Kris of the Knitting Wannabe .  I’ve placed my order–have you?

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8 Responses to “Simply finished”

  1. Carole Says:

    I need to get back and do some more of those beaded bracelets – thanks for the reminder.

  2. Nancy Says:

    Ian stole my pulsewarmers the other day and wore them all day. He even fell asleep with the. Him and his addiction to handknits! Thankfully they fell off in his sleep so I was able to slip them away.

    The blanket is gorgeous. I think I may have yarn for it in stash. There are no babies expected for me to give it to but there’s no harm in having a gift around waiting right?

    I think I’m going to start my bracelet tomorrow when I’m home. This way Ian won’t bust me not working on his sweater!

  3. Linda Says:

    Welcome back from your break – you were missed! The blanket is gorgeous – so preppy and pretty – I want one for me LOL

  4. Jennifer Says:

    Yeah! I love a good cable baby blanket – it looks great.

  5. Kris Says:

    The blanket is beautiful!!!!

    Thanks for the shout out. You’re the best.

  6. Mary Beth Says:

    That’s a lovely blanket. I know what you mean about feeling bored during but then sad at the end. That to me is a good project when that happens!

  7. Kim Says:

    Oh, the blanket is lovely. Such a sweet color, too.

    It’s always good to have one of those projects that you can pick up and put down without getting all hung up in where you left off. Smart girl!

  8. Orli Says:

    It’s simply GORGEOUS!!!


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