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 :)