Saturday, January 16, 2010

Some finished items

Slowly I'm finishing a few things. The blanket for the 2009 Pine Street Inn Knit-a-thon is complete. I finished it yesterday and I am very pleased with the results. Back in November I attended the Knit-a-thon with a group from my church. While there, we finished one blanket and a partial second. One of my church friends brought that one home to finish. I brought home a bag of squares to make a blanket. With the wedding and Christmas approaching fast I had to put sewing the blanket together on hold until after Christmas. It took me just about a week to assemble it. Instead of sewing it together, I crocheted it together flat, side by side, using a chain stitch to join the squares.
The squares were all different in size and yarn weight. I eased them together with the chain stitch, adding a border of three rows of single crochet. I think it looks pretty good. Hopefully the person who receives it will be very happy with it. The important thing is-- it will be very warm. This is such a nice and worthy project to work on. Pine Street Inn provides homes for homeless people in Boston. The Knit -a-thon raises money and makes blankets. They give a blanket to those moving into a new home. I must get started earlier next year knitting my squares. My goal for the 2010 knit-a-thon -- I would love to be able to knit 35 (9 '') squares, for a blanket myself...we'll see.

I also finished the two baby blankets I have been working on.
One of the babies was born on Thursday. I finished just in time. The baby is huge...10 lbs 13 oz! The other blanket is for a baby due sometime in March. I used one of my favorite patterns. I don't know the name of it or where the pattern originated. All I know is it is a pattern my mother had. Wish I knew where it came from.

Next, is a finished item that was completed back in October.

It's the shawl I made to wear to my son's wedding. I was afraid that it was going to be freezing that day, but I never actually wore the shawl at the wedding. It was a very rainy, but warm day. I'm sure I'll wear it for some other occasion in the future.

The pattern is Barbara Breiter's Shell Lace Shawl. It was very easy and I am happy with the results.

I'm still working on the
Lover's Knot blanket. I just joined the sixth skein of yarn of 13. Looks like I'm almost at the halfway point. Yay! It is getting rather monotonous. I really miss color while working on this huge off white project. My next project will have to be very colorful :)

Well, guess that's about it for today. Happy weekend and happy knitting :)


  1. You did a GREAT job on the Knit-A-Thon blanket. You're right. Someone will be kept NICE and warm. I know they'll feel the love that went into it.

    The baby blankets are adorable. That is such a pretty pattern.

    Your talk of the Lover's Knot blanket is getting me itchy to make another afghan for my bed. Hmmmmmmmmmmm...

  2. You have been busy..all the blankets are beautiful.. and the shawl is absolutely gorgeous!!

  3. Wow! Those are some amazing projects! You are a wonder....wish I was such a prolific knitter. The shawl is my favorite! It's really pretty and looks so warm:)

  4. You've really been busy! The blanket looks great and such a good cause!

    I love the shawl pattern, yarn, and rectangular shaped shawls are my favorite.

    Cute baby blankets, too!

  5. Wow! That's a lot of finishing! Good for you for finishing a patchwork blanket. I find that finishing almost kills me. I have so many squares to sew together... and I simply cannot do it! Perhaps you've inspired me. : D Pine Street Inn is such a great cause.

  6. Two thumbs up, as always. I love looking at all the great things you've created.

  7. Your chain stitch joining is new to me. Excellent joining of many different squares! Adorable blue
    baby blankets !

  8. The Pine Street blanket is wonderful, and I like the way you joined the squares; nice call on that with the chain stitch.

    The shawl is lovely, and I hadn't heard of that one before. Hmm, I might have to add that to my queue.

  9. Love all the knitting you've been doing lately!!! So beautiful, too!

  10. You've been knitting up a storm - everything is beautiful! I especially like the shawl - very pretty!

  11. Wow! So many lovely finished objects! Your baby blankets are so cute, in particular, and I love, love, love your shawl!

  12. i'm so in love with that shawl. the colors are gorgeous and the texture is amazing!

  13. you've been SUPER busy!!! the baby blankets look great and the the pine street inn blanket looks wonderful. oh, how i need to learn how to crochet! the shawl you made for the wedding is gorgeous as well. :)


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