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In celebration of my niece’s first birthday, I made her two sweaters.  (Because she’s one and I can still get away with not giving her toys – don’t worry, she is definitely not lacking in the toy department).

The first sweater is a Whirligig Shrug using Knit Picks Swish DK in Bordeaux.  Despite having made this before, using the exact same yarn, with the exact same size needles, I ended up re-doing the edging not once, but twice.  I’ve decided that picking up stitches is just not my strongest skill.  (By the way, the yardage requirements listed in this pattern are waaay off.  I bought the yardage listed for the newborn size, and I have knit a newborn shrug and a 12-18 months shrug and I still have one skein left).  I didn’t have time to block the sweater, as I finished making it, oh, about two hours before the party. 

The second sweater is Camilla Babe knit with Patons Beehive Baby Chunky in Swifter Sea.  I triumphantly corrected the mistakes made in my adult size Camilla, and it turned out really well.  This sweater was finished about seven hours before the party.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute.  I did a lot of knitting this past weekend.  About three seasons of Weeds worth.

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

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Lately

I hate summer.  Like really, really hate it.  Just thought I would share.  Here’s what I’ve been working on lately:

 Whirligig Shrug in Knit Picks Swish DK, Bordeaux.  Love the color – and there are leftovers – yesssss!

 Fiddlehead in Knit Picks Stroll Sock, Pumpkin.  I’m in love with this color, and the pattern.  (But if I ever again say I’m going to knit a sweater in sock weight on size 2 needles, please stop me).

 Just Enough Ruffles in Malabrigo Worsted, Emerald.  This scarf is knit side-to-side, which makes the knitting seem to go by much faster.

I have also been planning my project for the 2010 Craft-tastic Exchange in December.  Incidentally, if anyone would like to join the 2011 exchange, let me know.  The exchange members live all over the country, some of us know each other, some don’t, but it’s always fun to make and receive a handmade gift!  Names are usually drawn in July.  All types of crafts are welcome, not just knitting.

 My next project will be…candle-making!  I’m a little nervous because of the “flash point” – when melted wax reaches a certain temperature it will burst into flames.  I’ll definitely be purchasing a thermometer.

And if you haven’t yet experienced the joy that is LOL Gracie! please visit immediately!

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