Yarn Along & F.O. 8/7/2013

Wednesday Yarn Along!

 

This week, I started on a new project a Patchwork sample Throw  and I am still reading High Fidelity.  I like the look so far,

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but the pieces are not coming out square using the number or rows and stitches the pattern calls for.  Each piece should be a 9″ square, but instead, mine are coming out 9″x12″.  I don’t think changing the needle can fi that if the number of stitches give the width it should be….oh well.

I am also changing up what this pattern looks like.  Here is what the pattern calls for:

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For my throw, I am adding a border and making it 6 squares across and 7 squares long (instead of the 5×6 it calls for) and I am adding one additional stitch pattern and more colors.  I did not want the colors & patterns going down in diagonals for my throw, I was hoping for something that was a little more random, so I plotted out these squares:

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I also finished my Bulky Blankie last week and brought it as a gift for my cousin’s cabin.  We had a family get together this weekend (more on that later).  I love how this blanket came out!  This was another free Lion Brand pattern: Autumn Lace. I also love that it took less than 2 weeks to finish!

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Yarn Along 7/31/2013

I have been meaning to post on our island progress, but this week there just has not been any time.  I hope to find some time tonight!

So, quick post for yarn along!

IMG_20130731_100527_867I am working on a Bulky Blankie, using the Autumn Lace pattern and the yarn is Lion Brand Hometown in Houston Cream.  This has knit really fast and I am almost done!  I may have to get a few more balls of yarn to complete it though.

This week I’m reading High Fidelity, which is so much better than the book last week!  Atonement had 100 pages that just described three guys walking across France….boring!