Saturday, June 17, 2006

Michelle's Branching Out and R + V's Baby Bolero




Started: 23 April 2006
Finished: 15 June 2006
Needles: Sz 8
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool

My friend's Branching Out is finished! Since it was my second time making this pattern and I only did it for a few minutes a day with no distractions, I threw caution to the wind and didn't use a lifeline. I think my gauge was looser this time and I only got 25 repeats instead of 27. I really love this pattern and would use it again if the opportunity arises.



Baby Bolero
from One Skein
Started: 26 May 2006
Finished: 10 June 2006
Yarn: Bernat Cotton Tots, my baby yarn of choice
Needles: Addi Turbos, Sz 7 and 8

This little sweater is for a friend's baby, due in December. Yes, I'm done So Very Early! Yeah! I've had this book for a few weeks and was excited to get started on something so I pulled the yarn out of my stash and got to work. I was one of the first people who knew about the pregnancy, so I feel an extra special connection to this baby!

I won't have much time for blogging next week. I have family coming into town on Tuesday for a couple of days and then I'm going up north for camping over the weekend. I really need to figure out what I'm going to bring to work on in the car!

4 Comments:

Blogger Elizabeth said...

Great work on both of them. And won't it be wonderful not to have to scramble to make a gift in December?

9:21 PM  
Anonymous Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

1. I think the pattern on the bag IS pretty funky. You've got a little bit of funk going on. Don't worry it.

2. I have a skein of Silky Wool. I was thinking socks, but am tempted by the Branching Out (because of uoy!). How many skeins did you use.

3. Don't forget the mosquito repellent.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Terby said...

As usual, pretty FOs. I thought about trying Branching Out in laceweight, just to get a feel for working with the stuff. I really like the pattern too.

See you in a few.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

You Branching Out is beautiful. It was one of my all-time favorite knits. I gve it away to a friend and have been wanting to make one for me ever since!

2:19 PM  

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