Sunday, March 30, 2014

Adele's Baby Blanket

I'm currently in the process of updating my projects on Ravelry which I plan to blog about as I go.  This one was for our friends' baby, Adele.  I'm happy to say she received it while she was still a baby - 4 years ago.  I have a lot of posting catching up to do.

The pattern is called Heirloom Baby Blanket and can be downloaded for free from the Lion Brand website once you register with them.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Greek Key Placemats

We're back from March Break.  It was a wonderful week at my mother-in-law's in Quebec.  It's been very difficult to get back into the old routine since this week has been anything but routine.  Things have been going a little nuts, thus making it difficult to get a blog post out or update my projects on Ravelry.

I am finally going to finish one of my UFOs.  I started this back in 1996 inspired by a technique article called "Dropped-Stitch Weaving" in the Spring/Summer 1996 issue of Vogue Knitting - SCARY.  I have UFOs that old; predating the birth of my children.  I got bored with it because it was so simple and not really challenging, so I put it aside.  Now, I look for that mindless, easy knitting to fill small gaps of time where I wish to be more productive and clear the horrendously large stash in my closet.

I will eventually post the project with free instructions to download on Ravelry.  I'm getting there.  I pressed the mats a couple of days ago.  Now, I just have to do the weaving; which could take quite long.  The photo below is of small sample I worked on.