I am excited to say I have a finish. I have been working on a lovely baby afghan for DF Betsy's first grandchild from her only child. Daughter Camille (fondly known as Bunny) is due in early March. I am ecstatic that I finished the afghan ahead of the birth.
For any knitters out there - this is a Madeline Tosh pattern called Heirloom and it is an easy 8 row repeat.
Here's little Harriet my bunny looking in at Baby Bunny afghan
I used Spud and Chloe Sweater in color Ice Cream - the Sweater is a worsted weight 55% wool/45%organic cotton yarn and a dream to work with.
Next on the focus list is the First Quarter Challenge project with the Loopy Ewe. This is Elinor by ShibuiKnits - the pattern is for a cable rib scarf by Shibui and the yarn is Shibui Silk Cloud one strand with one strand of the gorgeous Shibui Baby Alpaca which is a worsted weight. This yarn combo is absolutely heavenly to knit with and the color is greener than it looks in the photo.
The next project I am almost done with is also a Shibui pattern called Eustrucia or something like that out of the Shibui Luxury book. It is a huge long cowl that is crossed over after finishing and then connected to form a big loop.
Another exquisite Shibui yarn combo - this was my first taste of Shibui luxury and I don't think I can go back. This is 2 stands of Silk Cloud with one strand of Shibui Staccato which is their luxury fingering weight made of wool and silk. What better combo and soft is putting it mildly - it is a luxurious fabric. The colorway is called Poodle Skirt so on Ravelry - it is called Pink Poodle Skirt Cowl.
Well friends - I hope I didn't bore all my stitching friends to death with my knitting projects and progress. I hope to have another post soon to show what little progress I have made on the Ann Dale SAL with my local sampler guild. Hopefully I can spend a little more time with Ann now that the pressure to get that baby afghan is crossed off my project list.
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I hope everyone has a marvelous weekend with plenty of time to do your favorite needling.