Hello Blogging Friends and Happy June! So sorry I have been absent for a couple of months. I have been doing a lot of stitching, but also a lot of thinking, reflecting and soul searching. I have come to the conclusion that you just can’t please some people, no matter what. I have accepted it and am now moving on.
So let’s talk about what I have finished. First up is the Liva Cardigan.
I am pretty happy with the way this cardigan turned out. This photo is before blocking. The sleeves are a tiny bit short, but since they are knitted in garter stitch, I think I can stretch them a bit when blocking.
I do love how the back of this cardigan looks. The Mitered squares look so awesome. This was a new technique for me and I enjoyed knitting the squares. This sweater has been on the blocking boards since yesterday, so I am assuming it will be a few days before it dries.
Hopefully I have stretched the sleeves enough and not too much. I can’t wait to wear this in the fall or on a cool night to the lake. The Liva pattern I used was in a book put out by Berroco and the yarn is Topaz by Berroco. The pattern is also available on Ravelry.
Next up is the Fairy Correspondence Shawl. This one turned out so pretty and I loved all the different stitches. So fun.
This one turned out beautifully! The designer, SoftYarn Designs, never disappoints with her mystery knit a long’s. I used 3different yarns for this shawl. The 2 purple yarns are From Jilly & Kiddles in colors Tour de France and Bonjour. The pink is Ishtar from AJHC Wools.
The drape on this shawl is just gorgeous and I am so pleased with it.
Next up is a Baby Blanket for a special little someone arriving this summer.
I have been wanting to use this yarn for quite some time. The very large skein is actually 4 different yarns tied together and they are so soft. The pattern is Making Waves Baby Blanket and was on the inside of one of the ball bands. I believe that it is also available on Bernat’s website.
The pattern was easy to remember, so it made for easy knitting. Except that 3 of the 4 yarns are quite bulky and using a size 11 needle did cause my hands to cramp at times. But I pushed through, and knitted in short chunks at a time.
This blanket is so soft and warm and cuddly. And it really is a quick knit.
I am going to miss knitting on this beautiful blanket. It did keep me warm while knitting and it is so soft. It will keep a sweet little baby warm and snuggled in. The pattern called for 3 of the very large skeins, but I only used a small amount from the 3rd skein. So I will have to find something to use up the rest of the yarn.
So that is what I have finished stitching. In the month of May I also created or finished 32 scrapbook pages. Woo Hoo! Next time I will share what I have been cross stitching.
So that is what I have been up to the last couple of months. What have you been up to?
11 thoughts on “Some Knitting Finishes”
three lovely finishes there, Ginny!
Thank you, Claire93. I am happy with them all.
Oh what beautiful finishes Ginny! I absolutely love your cardigan… gorgeous 😊
Love your finishes. You do amazing work. Well done!
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Thank you, E.C. You are very sweet. I am pretty pleased with them.
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That’s a beautiful set of finished items, Ginny! You must be so looking forward to using them.
Thank you, Anita. I am looking forward to wearing the cardigan this winter. I had an issue with the sleeves, so I will see then if I like it. And I can’t wait to wear the shawl. Waiting for a cool evening at the beach to wear it.
I love your cardigan and shawl and that baby blanket is going to be so nice and cozy.
Thank you 365 Knit socks. I am happy with how the shawl came out. The cardigan is good, but when I blocked, I made the sleeves too long. I re blocked and they are shorter, but I will have to roll up the edge about an inch or so. We’ll see how I like it this winter. I do love the design though. And a special little baby is going to love being snuggled up in that blanket, for sure 😉
The Baby Blanket looks so pretty & warm.
Thank you, Marilyn. The baby blanket is so soft and snuggly. I want one of my own, LOL