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Don’t they look like leafless tree trunks?


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2010 Knit In Progress #1
Berroco Alpaca, Color #6293, 50/50 Alpaca/Wool 
Sublime #607 Book for Sublime Cashmerino  
Needle Size to gauge: Size 4,  Size 32/34
Start Date: Late January 2010
Target Finish Date: Mid-February 2010
Special Note: 

  • I love the look of this coat, rather loose. It would go well with pencil jeans or tights. I love tights.
  • Although the pattern is calling for a specific yarn, Sublime extra fine merino wool, I couldn’t find it at my LYS
  • Hopefully, I can finish this in less than 2-3 weeks. The back side is already done and it only took me 4 days. Yeah, laugh….4 days is really pushing it, especially if it’s being done on my lunch breaks. I’m really making a sweat here.

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Knit In Progress #9
Berroco Touche, Color #7965, 50/50 Cotton/Rayon 
Sage Cardigan, design by Lily Go
Needle Size to gauge: Size 4 and 6, for Size Small
Start Date: Early December 2009
Target Finish Date: Mid-January 2010
Special Note: 

  • This project is test-knitted for Lily. I have previously done a test project for Lily Go, and I find her designs appealing.
  • Since crochet isn’t my forte, I will swap with a knit-edge design on the sleeves instead.
  • The details on photo below does not show holes yet (project will have to be blocked to appreciate design); and since yarn color is a bit on the dark side, I lightened up the tone of photo, again, to appreciate the details.

This project is the last of the 2009 projects, even if it had not been finished. I already have a 2010 project cooking in the oven, so to speak.


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Knit In Progress #8
Malabrigo Azul Profundo #150, 100% Merino Wool 
Cable Beanie, design by Marianne Garrison (LYS)
Needle Size to gauge: Size 8 One Size Only
Start Date: Mid-November
Target Finish Date: Ongoing, until I get bored with it
Special Note: Hat is tight-fitting. The cable design is very simple to follow. Malabrigo Yarns are incredibly soft.

There’s this cache of these brimmed beanies and Button Hats for Christmas gifts and winter knitting that I’m building. Also included would be fingerless and closed mittens. Scarves included.

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Mindless Knitting!

Cool Buttons!

Knit In Progress #7
Crystal Palace Yarns Taos 100% Wool 
Button Hat, inspired from Flower Hat by Miriam Pike (LYS)
Needle Size to gauge: Size 6 (S) or Size 7 (M)
Start Date: Late October
Target Finish Date: Ongoing, until I get bored with it
Special Note: Hat is loose-fitting with rolled edges. Taos Yarn colorways are just fantastic for this type of project. Yarn is so soft and light.

Button Hat

This purplish hat has been promised to YS (Youngest Sis). 2YN (2nd Youngest Niece) gets one too. Hers still needs to have the buttons sewn. OS (Oldest Sis) and Lola (Grandma/Mom) will get theirs next, soon.

Morse Code to YS: I need KIKIAM! That’s why you’re getting all these knit stuffs. Do you hear me?

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Remember this and this in regards to Lizard Ridge?

Lizard Ridge Afghan All Done!

Well, it’s done! Seven months in the making! Phew!

Absolutely Lovely Lizard Ridge Colorways!

Special Notes:

  • Try not to use darker yarn, specially ones that need to be sewn together many times over. It’s hard on my poor getting-older eyesight.
  • Instead of 28 squares, I added 2 more to make a 5-square, 6-row afghan. Big enough to cover a queen size bed if I had really blocked the whole piece.
  • It was the right decision NOT to block the piece. I love the 3-dimensional look and FEEL of the blanket.
  • What Laura Aylor, Lizard Ridge’s afghan designer, did not realize (or maybe she does now) that her design had inspired hundreds, if not thousands, of knitters to re-create such awesome looking afghan.
  • Lastly, I’m ready to make another Lizard Ridge. This time, it will be the 2nd version I’ll be making. The afghan will be my gift to Mr. Wonderful (for his next year’s birthday).

Crocheted Edges

The crocheted edges were very appropriate to the whole knit design.

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Buttons sewn on.
Shrugs sent off to Mom and OS (Oldest Sis) yesterday.

Shrug: Blue for YS, Pink for Mom

Now, I’ll just finish YS’ (Youngest Sis) red shrug this weekend and it already has buttons waiting to be sewn on. Buttons are totally different from the ones on my Mom’s and OS’ shrugs.

Also, I finished My Precious’ afghan over the weekend. Right now, it’s just all spread out being lightly blocked. Heavy blocking isn’t necessary as I like the bobble-waves look making it look and feel 3-dimensional. When it’s ready, I’ll finally put a FOFO (Finished Object/Finally Over) stamp to it. And blog about it. Soon.

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