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FO Friday

And what a sweet FO it is. Some of you may remember this is the year of the baby knitting, and bow making it seems. But this latest baby won’t need no bows. He will be all boy knowing his dad! So for his arrival I have made a blanket to match his cousin GNG’s blanket. Only with boyish colors instead.

Eli’s Coming!!

Eli's Blanket

And just because I love the texture in this knit, a macro shot.

Macro Blanket

I really enjoy this blanket pattern, so easy and yet so pretty. And so many ways to vary it. I decided this time to keep the center free from garter ridges. And I like it either way. But 2 is enough, so the next baby blanket will be Georgie. I can see how versatile this pattern will be also. Now I just need a baby to knit it for. LOL!

But before all that, and likely after I finish the languishing Sewanee shawl, it will be time for Miss Dashwood. My local shop had one on display, and knowing how much I love PaulaP designs, it was meant to be. In looking at the Tosh Sport I tried to keep away from my usual suspects. So this came home with me.

Dashwood

Mourning Dove

I have very little in blues, and only 1 knit, in progress, in denimy blue. That in-progress stole will not likely get done any time soon, so this shawl will have to fill the gap. And just as soon as I finish up some Rudolph hats, finish Sewanee, make my Mom a shawl, and make more bows, and sew more bags, I WILL cast on this shawl! Maybe.

Have a blessed day, and check out Wonder and Natural for all the Friday fun!

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Boooo!

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Did I scare you?

Isn’t that just the most adorable ghost you ever saw? But wait, there’s more. How about a pumpkin?

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Perfect!

Oh wait, maybe a turkey?

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Gobble! Gobble!

I don’t care if they are considered kitschy, I love them!!! But my turkey does look a little weird. Must work on those googly eyes. Next up? Ladybugs!!! Oh, and if you need 3/8″ ribbon, Michaels has a great sale on theirs. 3 for 1!!!! Wish they had that on the other sizes.

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The end is near!!!!

Of the current baby blanket. Sorry to scare you with some other kind of end. All’s good on that end. Well, I think. Since I don’t have any inside info on it, I am assuming we are still gonna be here for a while.

Anywho, we ran up to Indy for the Shamrock Series game between ND and Purdue this past weekend. We were the victors!! LOL, with Hubster being a Purdue attendee for 2 years, but an ND fan since young, we couldn’t miss. But we were all decked out in ND garb, so I think our loyalties were obvious.

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Hubster, College Girl, Diva Girl, and Football Player

During the ride up I was able to get more blanket knitting done. By the time we arrived back home on Sunday I had just started the last dark teal band. Should be done with this pup by Wednesday at knitting, if not sooner.

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And the door wreath is done. I love it. It was tricky getting the B on it. I ended up tacking some thumb tacks on the back and wrapping upholstery thread around it to hang it from the wire wreath.

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Now I am pondering how to get more light on my front porch! It faces north, so the sun doesn’t illuminate my porch at all. I am thinking it’s not showing up very well during the day. Hmm, how to change that. Oh well, I know it’s there and I look at each time I leave the house. Makes me happy!

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