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Some small FOs

CABLEKNIT PURSE
I've been working on some small projects along with my Jaywalkers and Bobble Blue. Here is the cableknit purse I first mentioned in my last post:


Specs:Pattern: noneYarn: Lamb's Pride Bulky in OatmealNeedles: 11 Clover Bamboo StraightsComments: It's dangerous for me to post this here as I have yet to sew in a lining and I'm not exactly diligent when it comes to finishing. I have a five hour car ride to Jersey this weekend, though, where mundane crafts will be key. (It's hard to concentrate or read a chart with a ornery tabby cat yowling in your ear and climbing all over the dashboard). I like the bag, but don't think it's the most useful thing I've ever knit. You really can't fit much. I'll still probably knit it again with the following mods... use worsted weigh yarn, splurge on real wood handles instead of acrylic (Ijust snagged these at Michael's and didn't search for higher quality handles), make the bag porti…

A Finished Backyard Leaves and Some Updates

BACKYARD LEAVES
Despite my lack of posts, I swear I have been knitting. I finished Backyard Leaves just in time for some balmy weather. Like any knitter with a new FO, I wore it anyway (it matches perfectly with my Norwegian Stockings!). Unfortunately (or fortunately for the scarf), temperatures dropped as quick as they warmed. Here's a few shots of it basking in blocking glory....

Look! Leaves!
And here's a shot of it's current state after exposure to about 10 drops of rain. So much for blocking. I'm going to try a second time and steam block rather than just spritz and dry. I still like it, I just wish you could see the leaves more.
The specs:
Pattern: Backyard Leaves from Scarf Style
Yarn: 4 Balls Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Pea Green
Needles: Size 7 Addi Circs
Knitting Duration: January to March 31st.
Mods: Subbed yarn.
Comments: This pattern was a blast to knit; consistently entertaining. The yarn was a great match for the pattern and so soft! It feels brilliant again…