Finally....My first completed project.

stillday's picture

I was beginning to wonder if I was ever going to get something completed. The garter stitch scarf is still in progress. I use it at work when there is a likely chance I'll be interrupted.

The baby blanket for my grandson is about 50% done. I have to un-knit 180 stitches to correct a slight problem. I'm using circular needles, and I accidently kept knitting all the way around. I got distracted at work and wasn't paying attention. So, unless I want a baby-sized knitted sausage casing instead of a blanket, I'll have to rip it back.

The project I ended up finishing was the Feather and Fan scarf. The yarn is just some worsted acrylic the wife had laying around. I had so much fun that I've started another one using Jamieson & Smith Shetland 2-ply lace-weight. It will have 2 repeats of the pattern across the width. I'm using the Addi Turbo Lace #9 needles.

I've also started knitting Christmas scarves for the 8 people I work with at the group home. Wool-Ease Thick & Quick and Red Hart Light & Lofty with #15 needles should do the trick. I think I'll be working on these instead of the garter stitch scarf which was just for me anyways.

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Aaronknits's picture

Very nice. I love the color

Very nice. I love the color too. I just blocked a wrap (last night) that I did in the feather and fan pattern. Pictures will be posted soon!

scubasinger's picture

Totally off topic, but who

Totally off topic, but who and what is the birdy baby you have on your shoulder in your picture?

I have two: a quaker parakeet named Coco....18 years old, she is THE dominant queen b*tch of my household. Then there's Gandalf, a Timneh African Grey. At 14, he's my teen-aged bad boy. He'll sing: "Hey, Hey, Good Lookin'...Whatcha got cookin'.." and then slyly add on "....a bird?"

Not that I'm obsessed with feathered pets or anything....(grin!)

albert's picture

Very nicely done! I like

Very nicely done! I like the subtle terracotta color and the lace work is impressive.

MasonM's picture

Great job! That first FO

Great job! That first FO feels good doesn't it?

Mason

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MMario's picture

*grin* Feather and fan can

*grin* Feather and fan can be fun - Let us know how the two-ply shetland works up...

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crmartin's picture

Beautiful scarf, you have

Beautiful scarf, you have made impressive progress.

Randy

purlyman's picture

It's a beautiful scarf. The

It's a beautiful scarf. The baby blanket sausage story cracks me up. I should start on my Christmas stuff now too. I say that every year.

RareSteek's picture

Good for you. NIce scarf. A

Good for you. NIce scarf. A baby sleeping bag might work.