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Weaving In the Ends

Just like every knit project has the “final ends” that need to be woven in before the project is complete – this post is a bit of the knit bits that I’ve been meaning to mention & wanted to post about before the holidays get in full swing.

Bejeweled KAL

After you are finished with your holiday knitting, how about starting off 2007 with a little bit of lace? Lolly is hosting a Bejeweled KAL for Shobhana’s lovely little scarf pattern. Go purchase the pattern by the end of the year & she will donate her profits towards the shipping costs associated with the Dulaan knitting project.

I have several yarns in the stash that would look lovely with this pattern & I will be casting on for the scarf after the holidays.

ISEVictoria in Canada knit me a lovely scarf for the International Scarf Exchange. This is a lovely, dense scarf knit in one of my favorite color combinations – chocolate & turquoise. Thanks Victoria for a great scarf that will be used in the winter months ahead.

ChicKnits PatternsBonnie Marie is launching a hard copy version of her lovely knit patterns. On Dec. 10th, Arcadia Knitting hosted a trunk show to celebrate the launch. Most of her knits were on display and she also led a seminar on how to get the right measurements. While I’m not yet ready to tackle one of her beautiful sweater patterns, I did pick up the felted bucket hat pattern and a black tweed yarn to knit it up in the new year.


Comforting Jenn – A belated picture of the square I knit for Cathy’s Comforting Jenn blanket. A dusty sage & dusty mauve superwash held together & knit into a “Grandma’s favorite” square.

One Skein – I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I was working on some felted bowls from the One Skein book. The first batch were knit with Lamb’s Pride Bulky or 2 strands of Cascade 220 on size 15 needles. I think they need felted a bit more.

The second batch were knit with the wonderful private label yarn from Sit’n Knit over in New Buffalo. These were knit on size 10.5 needles. I love how they turned out & will definitely be making more of them with this yarn.

It was fun to look around the house to find assorted bowls to shape these against – I have some ideas for the next batch.

A Last Minute Knit – Because I didn’t have enough to do to get ready for the holidays…I’ve decided on a last minute knit gift. Thankfully it’s a fast knit and I’m loving it! I’ll reveal more after it has been gifted.

‘Tis the Season – Finally – a bit of holiday fun. If you haven’t done so already, go check out Purl’s Radio WKNP – the 12 days of Knit-Mas – yarn inspired versions of your favorite holiday songs.

5 Comments

  1. A pair of gauntlets, maybe? I love the colors.

    Cute bowls, cute square, cute scarf! Not looking at the KAL – I’m maxed out, darn it.

    Merry Christmas, Amy!

  2. Your bowls came out great Amy – I have a pile of wonderful wool, that I may have to use in just such a way! Jenn’s square is truly lovely and will make a beautiful addition to a blanket filled with many good wishes – thank you! I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with the best life has to offer!

  3. Fetching!

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Amy! I’ve enjoyed getting to know you this year, and I’m looking forward to all our knits and ramblings in 2007.

  4. What great bowls!

    And if you do decide to tackle a Bonne Marie pattern, fear not. She writes to be understood, unlike some designers. (Not that I’ve finished my Ribby Cardi or anything, but I’m getting there.)

    Good luck with your last-minute gift. 🙂

  5. Hi Amy! What great patterns you have! I love the bucket hat, and it will be smashing in that yummy tweed yarn 😉 and thanks for mentioning the Bejeweled knitalong!

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