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!  :)

I finished my yoga mat bag.  (By the way, I love when I find a pattern I want to knit that turns out to be in a book that I’ve had for ages!)

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(Sorry for the distracting extras in the photos…)

Unfelted, it was the size of a small sleeping bag!

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I like the way it came out, though the strap is probably a few inches too long.  The bag itself may be a little big (I haven’t used it yet).  If so, I may re-felt it a bit more.

This is going to be felted so it needs to be knitted extra looooonnnngggg.

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Believe it or not, I’ve still got about 10 more inches to go before decreasing for the bottom.  There’s also a 40-inch strap to be knit.  But I love it so far and can’t wait to see how it felts up.

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I made a pair of what the Knitmore Girls would refer to as “vanilla socks.”  If the yarn looks familiar, it’s because I loved the Stricken Smitten that I got in the Cookie A Sock Club awhile back so much that I scoured Ravelry for another skein and bought one from a Raveler who wanted to unload.  Yes, it’s even the exact same color.  I don’t care — the yarn is so wonderfully soft and surprisingly durable.  I just wanted another pair.  Next up: a felted yoga mat bag!

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