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!


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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