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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Another Finished Project!

I am just a finishing machine lately!  Yesterday I finished my Horai wrap and I decided to go ahead and block it to make it bigger.  It came out 58 inches long and 19 inches wide and I used almost every inch of all three balls of Shibuiknits Silk Cloud (in Fjord).  If I do it again, which is a strong possibility, I’ll buy four balls of yarn because I’d really rather it be a little bit longer.

Logan was very excited about the possibility of modeling for the blog this morning.  He looks like he’s dreaming of his Christmas gifts in this photo.  Poor guy hasn’t had a shawl to model in ages.

This was a fun project, great for picking up and putting down.  Easy to memorize so I didn’t need a chart or markers or anything special to work on it.  I did find that using the right needle makes all the difference.  Slippery doesn’t work with this yarn and dull points don’t work with this stitch.  Bad joins just make me nuts on any project.  The Dyakcraft Darn Pretties with the lace point were perfect for this project:  not too slippery, nice pointy tips with a long taper, and a great join.

Just as a PSA, I’ve talked about the Darn Pretties before on the blog and if you’re thinking of getting in the queue for a set, you should go ahead now.  They are going to be raising their prices some in mid-January, but the current prices will apply to all orders placed before then.  Even with the price increase, I still think they’re very reasonably priced for handmade needles made right here in the US.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah Logan, your mom puts such beautiful knitting on your fur. Good boy...handsome boy!

12:04 PM  
Anonymous LeAnnW said...

Logan is beginning to look very "grown up" now. He is showing off your beautiful work very nicely.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Beth Gray said...

Logan is such a pretty boy! He is a fine model, and so well behaved!

7:45 PM  

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