Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Let's Have a Party!

Let's have a party--the Weekend Knitting Poncho is finished and blocking:

I finished the last two inches, sewed in the last few ends (I had been sewing them in as I went along, since they seemed to get caught in the new yarn), and gave the fabric a nice long Euclan bath. When it was blocked and smoothed it ended up being 25 inches wide and 56 long. When it dries I will stich it together and wear this puppy!

Here's a close up of the baby cables:

Based on everyone's lovely comments, I went to the local Hobby Lobby (Michaels) to track down Lion Brand cotton ease or the like for Anna's dress. Of course they had absolutely no Lion Brand cotton blend--only lots of wool ease, Red Heart and other Synthetics. Argh. I wanted to touch this yarn because if it isn't really soft (tricky with blends) my daughter will give it the big reject (I'm still not over the fact that she hates her poncho I made her...). SO I am going to order the Jaeger yarn that the pattern recommends--I think it will be the best, even though it isn't machine washable. Handwash should work for a special occasion dress. Keep you fingers crossed!

And this leads me to the best part of my post--If all goes well I'm going to start my Flower Basket Shawl this evening! Whoopee! This is my first charted pattern, which should prove, um, thought provoking.

BTW, thanks to all of you who are reading my blog. I've noticed that not only are North Americans checking in (Canada and US), but I have hits from Australia, UK, Japan, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden (HEY Mike!), Netherlands, and India, Isn't that so very cool!

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