Happy new week, some FOs and back to polygamous knitting

Hi there, how are you today? I hope you are doing fine. I’m still battling a cold but at least my voice has come back:)

Also I finished 2 projects, one of which was huge!

So last week I told you that my daughters friend asked me to  knit her a hat and a mermaid lap top blanket for her birthday. I learned of this last Wednesday and the party was last Saturday. So at first I was only going to do the hat because I just didn’t think I had the time to do the mermaid blanket. But of course I caved in and knit like a crazy lady for a few days. I’m such a sucker for knitting related compliments!

So when it was time to go the birthday the hat was done and ready and the mermaid blanket was 90% done so we packaged the hat and my daughter made a gorgeous card with a picture of a mermaid and we assured her that the blanket was almost there.

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This is the hat- I added a pompom because that was one of her requests. The yarn is Cashmerino’DK hand dyed by me.

And so Saturday evening I managed to finish all the knitting on the blanket and Sunday morning I weaved in all the ends and sew the tail onto the main body AND delivered the blanket!

I’m very happy with the outcome even though I did notice a couple of mistakes but I’m not sure those will be evident to a non knitter so I’m not going to worry about those. And what is most important is that the recipient LOVED it! Mission accomplished!

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This is my daughter modelling the mermaid tail blanket on Saturday morning. I was nearing completion of the main body (the recipient is smaller in stature than my daughter).

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This is a close up of the stitch pattern. This is an 8 row repeat that becomes intuitive quite quickly. I love how this creates the effect of scales. I used a DK weight yarn that I knit double as the pattern indicates and I used a 8 mm needle.

And here is my Mermaid tail blanket all done and ready to be gifted

 

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Ouff! I was super happy that this was done and that it was a success. It was actually quite difficult for me to be monogamous and only knit on this one project. After all I’m used to knit on a gazillion things at the same time and I have a little table in my room filled with project bags who in turn are filled with different projects.

So last night I printed out all the new clues for my mystery kals and got to work on project nr 1 but more on that in the next post.

Until then, take care and enjoy your week:)

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