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Post by MrsC on 18th December 2010, 7:28 pm

It's only taken until LMC's six month half birthday, but I've finally finished the blanket I was knitting for her!

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A few ends to weave in still, but relieved it's finished!

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Post by Compostwoman on 18th December 2010, 7:37 pm

That is really lovely Mrs C! All warm and snuggly for winter,
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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 18th December 2010, 8:55 pm

It's gorgeous. Something you can be proud of. Looks as though it'll hold up for ages too. Didn't look as though it was done in "Baby" weight yarn. What is it?
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 18th December 2010, 9:08 pm

In plenty of time for C2... Razz

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Post by MrsC on 18th December 2010, 9:34 pm

Mr S - Rowan cashsoft DK. Not what the original pattern called for, but similar whilst being slightly harder wearing if you know what I mean.

Billy - No C2 for a little while I hope. Enjoying wine on a Saturday night too much for that!

CW - with the amount of snow we've had here today it's definitely required. Must just stop chatting on here and finish weaving in the final ends.

Thanks for the kind words folks.

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 18th December 2010, 9:44 pm

Just looked up the Rowan Cashsoft yarns. Looks wonderful. Must find a supplier in the US and have Mrs. (or myself, only much slower Razz ) work up something ourselves.
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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 18th December 2010, 10:41 pm

MrsC wrote:

Billy - No C2 for a little while I hope. Enjoying wine on a Saturday night too much for that!


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Post by Sparhawk on 19th December 2010, 4:59 am

Lovely, a future hand me down I'm sure...

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Post by boobiejuicemama on 14th January 2011, 2:34 pm

MrsC wrote:It's only taken until LMC's six month half birthday, but I've finally finished the blanket I was knitting for her!

Finished baby blanket! 6a00e55294f55d88340148c6dbabc3970c-pi

More pictures on my blog here

A few ends to weave in still, but relieved it's finished!

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It's so lovely! I am crocheting Ruby one, hopefully it won't take me that long Smile
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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 14th January 2011, 2:45 pm

Say, I'd forgot to ask, did you do any blocking for the finished product? My wife tried her hand at blocking for the first time on a scarf she'd made yesterday. All wool, machine washable stuff. She was trying steam blocking, but got way too much heat, I think, and has possibly "killed" the loft of the fabric. On top of that, the color in the ironing board cover she had it laid upon has bled into the wool!! It may be a loss, we'll see. Trying Wool Wash today. Was supposed to be a gift. Wish her luck!
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Post by MrsC on 14th January 2011, 7:03 pm

Have to admit to having not blocked it. I'm awful at properly finishing off any knitting as I much prefer to just use it straight away. Also I figured that with a blanket like this size isn't that important if you know what I mean.

I am desperately on the look out for someone locally who can show me how to block properly, and how to make things up too as some of my seams on knitted items can be a bit dodgy.

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Post by Dandelion on 14th January 2011, 7:29 pm

I'm a bit lazy on finishing knitted things - for a large item I might press it under a damp tea towel with the iron on medium. Otherwise I just put it away in the drawer! Mr S - I really hope your wife can do something to save the scarf she's knitted. All that time.....

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Post by mr_sfstk8d on 14th January 2011, 8:53 pm

Well, this time it was crochet, so an evening. But still...
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Post by danksshady on 15th January 2011, 9:45 am

Blanket looks fab Mrs C Very Happy
I hate making up knitted items, my seams could sometimes be better too
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Post by Becci on 18th January 2011, 11:08 pm

Lovely!

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