Disaster Averted!

Thank goodness, the ‘new’ yarn was not drastically different from the original, so I was able to finish my sweater. It is alpaca, and ridiculously soft. It was wonderful to knit up–not only because it was soft, but it was a fairly quick knit. I probably would have finished it a lot sooner if there hadn’t been that yarn snafu, so don’t use me as a judge of how long it would take to make. :)Ā I add rows to the sleeves to make them longer. At the bottom of this post are some photos of the finished sweater. I show details of the cables and the increasing/decreasing in the back.

Also, I finally finished my whale!! It ended up being 32″ long. He is wonderfully huggable. I really liked this pattern, and if if wasn’t so huge I’d probably make another one. Here’s the website for the pattern ( http://becbrittain.com/blog/hazel-the-humpback/ ) and, of course, some photos.

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Gloves Galore!!

Well, I made these quite a while ago, but it seems I never got around to posting about them. My apologies.

I found his wonderful pattern in the book Knitting to Share (by Gerard Allt) for fingerless gloves, unfortunately for men. I tweaked the pattern a bit and made several pairs in my size. I was at my grandparents house for about a week and used the yarn I brought, hence the consistent color scheme. They were really fast and fun to make. Here’s a photo:

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I would love to some of these in my Etsy shop-I did edit the pattern quite heavily. We shall see whether or not I do.

Anyways, I’ve been working on some fun patterns lately. One is for a 26″ long knitted humpback whale… I’ll post more later. Have a great day!