Friday, July 29, 2011

Finished, or ready to finish?

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The Flower Power Throw is finished. Or rather, I'm finished with the knitting, and I'm ready to finish the blanket.
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All the ends are woven in.
And today, this fabric arrived:
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I'm so happy - I think it will make a wonderful backing for the blanket. It's Anna Maria Horner flannel - the sundance stack, which I bought here. I'm contemplating cutting 36 squares, though I could just do 4 squares. Doing a big 6x6 grid gives some natural places to tie through the blanket.

At one time, I thought we'd use this fabric.
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but this will be so much better. My sister Marilyn has been fantasizing about sewing, and passed on the Anna Maria Horner site -- I'm so glad she did.

Friday, July 15, 2011

What I'm doing now

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I'm weaving in the ends on the Flower Power Throw.
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Some progress made, but . . .
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. . . lots left to do. 
At the same time,
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I'm swatching the yarn I bought for a Whispy Cardigan.   It's lace-weight Louet variegated linen.  It used to be called Milan.  It's now sold as a weaving yarn.   The color I'm using is called granite.  The pattern calls for Malabrigo Lace, a nice soft wool.  Instead I'm using wiry linen.  Even though it's quite fine, it's hard to get this stiff yarn to knit down to the right gauge.  But, what I want is a neutral colored linen summer sweater.  I think, if I persist, this might be the one I want.