Yarn Along & Ipsy 8/21/2013

I’m making some progress on this huge blanket!

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This week, I’m still reading The Monsters of Templeton, I am almost done, I am really liking this book!  On the blanket progress:  I decided what the additional patterns for squares 6,7 and 8.  Square 6 is the November Square (pattern is here):

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For square 7, I am using the Fern Lace from Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Knitting.

I found there are two errors in the pattern:row 4 should end in p2 not k2 and row 9 is missing on y0 at the end of the repeating stitches.

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For square 8, I took the tree section from Lion Brand’s Tree of Life Afghan.

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Squares 1-5 are form the Lion Brand Patchwork Sampler Throw. This week, I found  that I was a little short on the Lemongrass yarn.  I have not decided if I will buy more to complete a half of a square or just use another color.  Here what the competed blanket should look like and the overall progress (The Xed out square is the one where I am short on the yarn)

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On another note, my August Ipsy bag arrived this week!  It has Micheal Todd facial scrub, Pacific Multi-mineral bb cream, Pixi Lash Boosting Mascara Chella dark brown eyeliner and noya lib balm.  Fun.  Can’t wait to try these!

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11 Comments

  1. tinkhickman said,

    August 21, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Gorgeous squares, the tree one is stunning. Happy Knitting. Deb x

  2. August 21, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Love the cables!!

  3. lori said,

    August 21, 2013 at 10:30 am

    your knitting is just beautiful, what a lovely blanket that will be!

  4. Lucy said,

    August 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Lovely blocks! Your finished blanket is going to be so warm!

  5. August 21, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Love, love, love the tree of life pattern!

  6. *kate said,

    August 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    What beautiful squares! It will be a gorgeous blanket.

  7. Kymberly said,

    August 21, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Beautiful blocks. I really love the tree.

  8. August 22, 2013 at 8:04 am

    This is a fantastic project! Have enjoyed browsing through your island adventure :-D.

    • ElizabethL42 said,

      August 22, 2013 at 8:10 am

      Thanks, That island is going to be a never ending stream of projects 🙂

  9. Leah said,

    August 22, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Wow! Those are incredible!!!! Beautiful work!


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