Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Fancy capelet for Suzi

Pattern from the Lion Brand website
Lion Brand Fun Fur in black and Chenille Thick 'n Quick in black
Completed October 2005

This was for my friend Suzi's 30th birthday in November. I made it in all black for a more sophisticated look. The pattern turned out a little wonky though; if I made it again, I'd make the furry part with the exact same instructions as the lining. It was a little off and as you can see in the second picture, Mom and I used some quilt binding to make a secure top edge so the whole thing wouldn't slip and fall off one's shoulders.

Notice one of Mom and Dad's bad kitties in the top photo...I think he thought I was knitting another cat. He kept trying to walk on it and rub against it, and finally after we removed him, he walked over and viciously bit the ribbon.

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Baby clothes for Lucas

Sweater pattern came from the yarn label (and is also at the Bernat website with a free login)
Bernat Baby Boucle in Waterslide
Completed August 2005

Hat pattern came from the Lion Brand website
Lion Brand Velvetspun in Lavender
Completed September 2005

These were for Margaret Anne and Kelly's first child, Lucas! Loved both of these yarns and patterns. (I was trying to cover my bases gender-wise with the color choices.)

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Prayer shawl for Ashley

Prayer shawl pattern at www.lionbrand.com
Bernat Soft Boucle in a shade that appears to be discontinued
Completed sometime around June 2005

This was a gift for my friend Heidi's sister Ashley upon hearing that Ashley's Hodgkins lymphoma had returned. This yarn is great, nice texture (it hides all your mistakes) and I used a slightly larger needle to get a lacier effect. I made the shawl slightly narrower than the pattern calls for, but only two skeins gave me plenty of length.

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Hi! I'm semfem. This is a blog with a simple concept: recording for those interested parties my latest crafty accomplishments. Knitting, crocheting, and assorted other needle skills have I, and this is the place to see them.

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