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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Branching Out

This week I've been continuing on with the same WIP's from last week, with a new addition!

I've made more progress on Isla's Tanvi cardigan.  I've just done the bind off for the sleeves, and started the first of the diamonds.  I know it is hard to see in the picture, but trust me, there are little sleeves there!


I've also made more progress on my fan and feather blanket.  I'm just finishing up a cream coloured repeat, and then two more repeats until the end.  It might even make a FO Friday soon, just not this week.  I'm only doing two more repeats because then I'll be out of the blue and green (mostly), so here's hoping it is long enough.  It has been fun, but seeing as how I've been relatively monogamous between this and the girls cardigans, I'm ready for a new project.  Hopefully another stash busting one!




In other fabric, non-knitting news, I've started the first quilt for each of my daughters.  Last week I asked for some easy quilt ideas and I want to say a huge thank you for all the ideas.  I got really rather excited by a lot of the ideas, and if I have any steam left after I finish these two quilts, I would love to make one for myself with fabric from my stash.  Actually, I'm thinking of making a patchwork duvet cover, but we'll see how it goes.  


I know the bottom one is hard to see, I tried to darken the picture but it is just too light!

For the first quilt I am doing a zig zag pattern, and the second will be a strip quilt.  I let the girls pick out what they wanted me to make.  I think I'll have to go ahead and order a bit more flannel fabric, as the baby blankets will only get me so far. I've got little squares left over from the cutting, which I think I'll try to use somehow, if I can do it without it looking silly.  It has been fun so far!

That's it for me this week, happy crafting!





24 comments:

  1. The blanket is looking so gorgeous, and I think it will be the perfect length when it's finished :)

    Love the quilt ideas too :)

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  2. gorgeous colour on the cardi :D

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  3. Wow the blanket looks awesome. That must have taken you ages.

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  4. You've been busy. I do see the sleeves, such a pretty color. Looks like a nice pattern too. But, I'm in love with your feather and fan ghan. The pattern is really showing up nicely. I absolutely must make one now after seeing yours. I'm working on a feather and fan scarf...but the pattern doesn't show up as nicely. I like it; but seeing it wide enough to be a ghan I see how much more you see. How many did you cast on, what's your stitch repeat?

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  5. My mother loved fan and feather stitch and whenever I see it I always think of her! Great pattern choice :)

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  6. You've been very busy. The little cardi looks adorable and I love the feather and fan, I'd like to try a scarf in that pattern.

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  7. What a productive week. Sounds like you are enjoying yourself.

    Thanks for sharing your pictures. I can't wait to see the baby blanket quilt tops.

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  8. I love the blanket - it looks like it will be so warm! The color you chose for the cardigan is lovely.

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  9. I can see those sleeves! Cute pattern and lovely yarn.

    If you aren't afraid of a huge time suck, check out the thousands of blocks at quilter's cache. That's where I get quilting inspiration!

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  10. Wow the cardigan and the blanket are both growing considerably! I'll keep my fingers crossed you finish them both soon so you can indulge your startitis! :-D

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  11. I really like the fan and feather blanket. That would be a great stash busting blanket from my stash.

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  12. I love, love, love that blanket, it is super pretty! Your new quilt is also looking fantastic!

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  13. The purple us gorgeous! And great job on the fan and feather! It is beautiful!

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  14. I love watching your feather and fan progress! It's looking fabulous!

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  15. Your blanket is looking amazing. I don't think I've ever done a wavy pattern in knit. It looks brilliant in your blanket.

    The quilt looks very promising. I have to admit, I looked at your pile of receiving blankets last week, and just couldn't imagine how you could bear to cut them, but you've done it! Yeh!

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  16. I love all of these projects---hooray for Tanvi #2 (since #1 was such a gorgeous success!), the feather and fan continues to be delicious, and now I want a zigzag quilt---I love the way that shape looks in pieced fabric like that, it's awesome.

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  17. wow! you are a beautiful knitter!

    I love that you are making quilts for your daughters as well. Looking good so far.

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    1. Thank you, that's a really nice thing to say!

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  18. Your feather and fan blanket is looking wonderful! Love the patterns that you chose for the quilts and the fact that you are using the girl's receiving blankets for it. I wish that 1) I knew how to sew and 2) that I had kept my son's old blankets.

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