Knitters, it’s back-to-school time, a great opportunity to knit a hat for your favorite elementary school kid. My Elementary Hats collection features seven hat patterns for the little learner in your life!  Check it out on Ravelry!

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I finished the baby blanket. It was reallllllly boring to knit but I am pleased with the result.

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I had tons of yarn leftover so I also made matching booties and a hat.

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Here it all is, packed up and ready to ship to Brooklyn!

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I also finished the fingerless mitts

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These were an impulse buy in a color scheme I wouldn’t normally choose — but something about it appealed to me. These mitts are definitely fraternal twins — not only did I screw up the patterning (since I put the project away for awhile while I worked on the baby gift) but on the second mitt, I forgot to change to the larger needle after the ribbing (rookie mistake!) so it’s a bit snugger than the other one. Oh well. I like the way they turned out, but I was really happy to be done with that project. Keeping track of the 12 different mini skeins was a pain!

These two bears snuck into my kids’ overnight bags before they left for sleepaway camp. The pattern is the Mother Bear pattern from Knitting for Peace (though I used the in-the-round version).

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Meanwhile, I’m still working away on the baby blanket.

While far (very far!) from perfect, this is definitely the best quilt I’ve made.

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These pictures don’t show the puckers on the back or the wonky binding.  But it’ll serve its purpose and I’ll keep at it to improve my skills.  Speaking of quilts, I love this one from the very talented Erin at House on Hill Road.

So I made some hats (two of them are in new school colors for a graduating 8th grader and a high school senior)…

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…and I started a baby blanket (the Fetching Fibonacci pattern from the 60 Quick Baby Blankets book, a pattern that didn’t appeal to me when I bought the book but appealed to me when I was trying to pick a blanket that a certain expectant mom would like)…

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…and made an impulse buy (a Modicum Mitts kit from Jimmy Beans Wool in the Lemon Ginger color way; the teal is scrap yarn onto which the little balls are strung so I keep track of the order)…

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…and continued working on this quilt (the blue painters tape is to help guide me while quilting).

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First FO — A Yogini Bolero, made with Cascade 220 in a robin’s egg blue.  I made a few modifications based on other Ravelers’ comments.  It fits (which for me is a huge hurdle!) but it’s not especially flattering (hence, no modeled photo).  Also, I wish the ties were less wide but a bit longer.

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It’s that time of year — the end of school.  I made this sweet little apple for my son’s advisor.  Usually my knitted toys lack the cute factor but this turned out pretty well — and it only took one night!

Next up, a baby blanket!!!

 

 

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I’m working on this Yogini Bolero in Cascade 220.  Despite my history making ill-fitting garments, so far so good on this one.  Fingers crossed!  :)

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