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Here you'll find tales of my domestic adventures and my mostly free knitting and quilting patterns. My most popular patterns include monster baby booties, ski hat with ear flaps, Lotus baby blanket, and men's cable hat.

Works in progress

Published by Shana | Filed under Knitting

Christmas is quickly approaching, and all the good crafters are picking out fabric and yarn. What do I do? Make diversions.

Afghan in progress
Afghan in progress

Here’s the start of an afghan I’m knitting. This pattern will be a boarder with another circle-y cable pattern in the middle. I’ve never knit an afghan (I normally crochet, since it’s so much faster), so I think I horribly underestimated the amount of yarn needed. I’m not really sure what the purpose of this is yet. I just got the itch. It might become a Christmas/b-day present. I sure don’t need more blankets.

The most benign yarn in the world.
The most benign yarn in the world.

This yarn will become the most benign socks in the world! Safe enough for even the manliest man to wear without embarrassment. I might try to get this pattern published, so I’m not going to share pics here until that either happens or I give up. A friend also found out that she’ll be having a girl, so a new baby quilt is in order! There have been so many great fabrics lately that I’m really excited to go shopping for this. I think I’m going to do something a little different than normal. Instead of piecing the whole thing, I think I might do a large quilted panel with some pieced borders. Not really sure yet. The pattern will be up around February when the baby comes.

October 4th, 2008

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