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It’s been a few days since I last wrote. I got busy deep into some projects that I have been working on. Turns out that the third time really is the charm. After one side-restart that failed, I completely unraveled the project and started fresh. I was able to easily finish the bag this time. Looks like rather than having sides miscounted, it was the bottom rows that I had wrong. So yay for me!

orange-bag

Nat was excited about the bag. The straps are a bit long on her right now, but I know she’ll get a lot of use out of it.

The other project that is nearing completion is my Celtic Knot shawl that I have previously mentioned. I mentioned taking a break from it and it seems that the break worked. When I went to finish the wings, they were easily finished. The only thing I have left to do is to block the wings and the shawl will be ready to wear. I am new to blocking so I am going to study various techniques before blocking the shawl.

For those who don’t know what blocking is, it is basically stretching the yarn while it’s wet so that when it’s dry, it retains its wide shape. Here’s a picture of the shawl before blocking (I will post a completed picture once blocking is complete):

celtic-shawl

I have started and completed another project in the meantime as well. I did a Twin Moon wall hanging in the color of lavender. It was a very neat pattern and only took me a few hours to complete in a couple of sittings. Here’s a shot of it:

twin-moons

I’m not sure what to do next. I need to pick up some more white and burgundy yarn so that I can finish up my Mississippi State wave afghan. It’s my first wave project so I’m excited to see how it goes. There are several projects that I want to add my to-do list but I need a few new hooks and some knitting needles to complete them.


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