On the Needles – January 24, 2014

2014-01-24 15.37.10I totally forgot to post last week!!  I haven’t done ANY quilting lately, I’ve been devoting all of my free time to working on the blanket for the baby.  I’m making lots of progress, I can get a row done in about 20 minutes now instead of 30.  I’ve had some issues along the way with doing wrong stitches and then not being able to work backwards to take them out.  I have an entire row that should have been taken out, but the stitches were SO tight that I just decided to leave them in.  It was a lot less stressful for me!  I’m ok with some flaws in the blanket, I’d rather it be done than be 100% perfect and it’s still something special that I’m making for my baby girl!  I added a second skein of yarn the other day, that was WAY easier than I thought it would be.  I found this on YouTube and it was quite easy AND you cannot see the knot in the knitting. Since I ran out in the middle of the row, I thought this would be the best way to join the new yarn in.  I know there’s a lot more ways to do it, but this was the best for me at this time.  I’m proud of how much I’ve finished considering I’ve only been working on it for 3 weeks!  I know I’m not going to be doing the whole pattern, this 2nd skein might be enough to make it big enough, we’ll see as I get more repeats completed.

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I was at Walmart this week and saw some real cute Caron yarns.  I couldn’t help myself and bought them.  Have no idea what to do with them, but I bought them!  Each of them were under $5 so it’s not like I broke the bank for them!

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One Reply to “On the Needles – January 24, 2014”

  1. Your blanket is coming along so nicely. Love the pattern. Your baby girl will not mind at all if it isn’t perfect. And besides… what handmade item is perfect?

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