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Workbasket – update

Holidays certainly have a way of getting in the way of completing projects while at the same time giving us projects to work on (with a tight deadline, no less).

Birthday hankies in progress.  They are both completed. I can show you The “W” because I have already given this gift:

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M loved the scarf!  She loves everything green and saw me working on this.  I received the greatest joy giving it to her.  She wanted to pay for it, so I asked for a photo with the scarf.  It even matched her glasses!

Remember this project?  I had to “frog” it because I failed to do a test swatch before beginning this sweater.  The needles that it called for and the fact that I am a “tight knitter” was turning out a sweater that was too small and the cable pattern wasn’t showing up nicely.  This also caused me to admit to myself that I was NEVER going to finish it before Christmas.  Time to start my plan B projects and save this for a future holiday gift.

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This baby blanket is coming along, slowly but surely.  I am on the last ball of yarn, regardless of the ending size.  3 balls is plenty.  I am ready to finish a project.  It is also turning out surprisingly weighty.  I don’t want it to be too heavy to be of any practical value.  Each repeat is 15 rows.  I am currently on the 12th repeat.  We will just have to see how big it gets with this last ball of yarn.

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Did you notice my beautiful row counter?  My friend DSH made it for me.  What a life saver.  I can knit along, changing to the next ring each pass.  When it looks like it is getting close to a change I can look at the counting chain to verify.  This allows me to get into my “knitting grove” and space off, at least for a little bit.

Do you have things that aide you in staying on track?

 

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