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Monday, January 25, 2010

A Hat and a Shawl

I have a few more yarn projects to show you. I really should post some more variety, but besides school, it's all I've been doing lately.

I made Maxton a hat from this pattern, Knotty but Nice. I made a few mistakes and even dropped a few stitches, which I've never done before. However, you can't really tell so I didn't frog back. This is my 2nd cabled project. My first is mostly done, just waiting for some fabric flowers before I show it off.

I pretty much followed the pattern until the decreases, which I did a little differently. Maxton loves it and thinks its soft, even though it's wool, which is pretty much a miracle.

My 2nd project is a small shawl, which I like to wrap around my neck, sort of cowl style. It's crochet, which was a fun diversion from all the knitting I've been doing, and it is based on this pattern, My Blue Jeans Shawl. I had a terrible time interpreting the written pattern, because I would always forget where I was in the sequence, so I charted this one out too, with a few small changes. I'm sharing the chart with you, in case anyone wants to try it. You can add as many pattern repeats as you want.

Incidentally, I love the first picture. I think it's my new favorite shot of myself (Thanks, Mom!). I've been slowly loosing weight a bit, so it's nice to see my face a little leaner. The brooch is one I inherited from my Grandma Jensen and I finally figured out how to wear it, which makes me happy.


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