Finished Altair Cap

I’m sure there are many people out there who think that I would never finish another knitting project every again! Not true 🙂 I finished my Altair Cap, click here for the ravelry description…

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I love it! It’s very comfy and was fun to knit. I was worried that it wouldn’t fit because I find that Madeline Tosh yarn looks so tight and teeny when I’m knitting it but it stretches like mad. I’m still happy with the colours I chose but I still think it needed more of a contrast…

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(Note: It was meant to be a about 6″ from the cast-on before you start the crown shaping but I was knit happy and went almost 8″. I didn’t bother taking it out so it’s just slouchier than it should have been. Fine with me.)

I have enough sock yarn left to do another hat for sure…

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I’m going to use the pinky colour and some of mom’s darker purple to do another one I think. There will be a better contrast…

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I took all of these pictures on the way to finally getting my hair done. I was so sick last week I had to cancel. Now I don’t need to wear a hat because it’s presentable now! I missed such a good hairdresser. One thing I missed about Canada!…

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Blankie Surgery

I feel like a hero this week after saving a special blankie from a perilous fate…

Like most little ones, Lady Fia has a special blanket that is required bedtime paraphernalia. Unfortunately, after many years of cuddling every corner was destroyed…

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Of course I wanted to help but what to do? After much consultation with mom we decided the best solution would be to cut blankie down to a smaller rectangle with all the bad corners cut off. It would also take care of the edges that had a slight pipping on them. By doing this I could add a traditional quilt binding around the entire quilt. Below are some pictures of the process…

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It was a bit difficult because the quilt batting was very thick, not like the thin cotton batting that I normally use for my quilts. (It was more of a blanket than a quilt.) In the end I think it turned out really well! It’s a bit wonky but it won’t rip anymore. Lady Fia was just delighted to get it back. Can you imagine how two nights without favourite blankie went at bedtime? I hear she was a trooper…

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The best part of returning the blankie was her reaction that it was smaller. Her mum asked her why she would say it was smaller/how did she know? She replied that she knew it was smaller because when she covered herself up to sleep the night before she noticed it didn’t cover her feet! What a smart little girl.

Still Blogging

Yes, I will still be continuing my blog now that we are back in Canada but I’ve been silent lately because I think the move has finally caught up with me! After being really sick for a week I’ve really done nothing. That’s what working back at school will do to you I guess.

Mom on the other hand has been busy whipping up these lovely Classic Elite Yarn mitts out of Liberty Print…

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You can get the pattern when you buy the yarn from participating stores. Of course Julie at the Needle Emporium is carrying the yarn and pattern. I only got a pair because of mom’s perfection tendencies! The yarn is variegated so the first pair she made was too “off” so she got another ball and made another pair to match with the first. Lucky me!

My Altair cap is coming along too. I’ve done the pattern around the base and am working on the body of the cap. You can see the pattern but I would recommend picking two colours with a greater contrast…

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I need to keep going.

I’ll leave you with a precious picture of Sir Isaac who likes to dress up in his sister’s (Lady Fia) rain cape that I made her a couple years ago. He’s too cute, eh! (He’s also not 2 yet and about as tall as Fia.)…

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