Couple of finished things

First is a "Diagonal Lace Scarf" for me other sister. If you want to try open work...this one was easy and relaxing. CatBlue is the yarn by Brown Sheep Co....sport weight.

The second is a baby blanket for a great guy I work with. His wife is due the 29th but she thinks it is gonna be soon. Used an acrylic and tried my hand at a crocheted border.

NOW....I am off to the store to pick up a few knittin' things. All my "urgent" projects are done and I am finally gonna make something for myself. First up...a hat....second....I will join the sock revolution!

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Cosmo's picture

They're both very nice. I love the knit-purl squares - I've used that pattern for a few things.

Asplund's picture

They're both lovely - I'm especially fond of the lace scarf, and I'm sure your sister will be thrilled! Does she knit too or are you "the black sheep" in your family (like me)?

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I am the only one that knits so yes, I am like you. I am trying to get more involvement. I keep saying I want to simplify Christmas and remove money involvement (for the most part). I keep saying a homemade gift will mean more to me....

Asplund's picture

Want to know how my sister and I have removed money involvement when it comes to Christmas? We've had a competition for a few years: the one who has bought the worst AND cheapest present wins. Highly recommended!

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Smart idea! I may pass that along. We limited the dollar amount. But it is hard cause she does not earn alot, and my Mom is 81 and on Social Security...so I buy them things throughout the year they need. I think they feel they need to "repay" me which I never want. Thank goodness my other sister and brother are not too much a part of the mix when it comes to spending money on them.

kiwiknitter's picture

The lace scarf is lovely! On my monitor, it looks like a different colour than the baby blanket; I really like the blue of the blanket.

Good work!

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PhilNmtl's picture

I love the scarf. I seem determined to torture myself with lacework these days and need something that is interesting but a little less demanding than some of the stuff I have been working on. Do you have a pattern handy for the scarf?

Kerry's picture

Ron, they both look great. I'm sure the receipients will be very happy with them.

Buck Strong's picture

Great stuff. I am especially fond of the blanket. A larger version of that would look great in my entertainment room. Ahh...a new goal to work towards.

Super work!

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greenmanmknz's picture

Good work. They both look great, I'm also a fan of the knit square / stocking stitch square checkerboard pattern in the baby blanket. I had no real luck with my first openwork attempt so I would also like the pattern for the scarf as it looks less complex than what I tried the last time.

purlyman's picture

Rob, Those are great!!

I've never tried lace and should do so. I've just started my first pair of socks - doing the hikers socks out of the Knitting Man(ual). So far they're going well. I have two WIPs now, the socks and the Cobblestone sweater.

Missed you last Sunday. We had a nice time out there at the Recycled Lamb.

Frank.

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I happened to pick up The Knitting Man(ual) Saturday at the Lamb Shoppe. It is a great book.

They are both lovely Rob and I envy your sister the lace scarf.

BuduR's picture

lovely work, now hurry with that hat so we can knit socks!
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V's picture

They're both great. The scarf looks quite elegant. Good luck with the socks and get ready to make more after your first pair. :)

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scottly's picture

I envy the lucky baby that gets that blanket.

Scott
I wish I were knitting now.

Aww thanks for the nice things you all said. I will send your checks out soon.

I got a bunch of yarn Saturday and I started a beanie yesterday. I must say...I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! It is so relaxing to do a beanie...and so fast. I can see why people like hats. And Bud, socks will start this weekend!

PS...I will post the link for the pattern this evening as I cannot access it at work. Work? I am supposed to be working?