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SuperCraftyWoman Strikes Again

I know, I know another finished object. Crazy. But, that's just how it works sometimes. It seems like forever without completely finishing anything. I get this big old stack of almost finished projects. I get motivated. I write a To-Do list and suddenly they all become finished projects. Then I start new projects and the cycle starts all over again.

Today's finished project is mine, all mine. First, the horrible, poorly-lit, blobby bathroom mirror shots.

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I know, I know.  "What is that thing? What color is it even? That picture sucks." Let me see if I can clear things up a bit with some natural light pictures and a much cuter model.

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The pattern is Henslowe. I adore it. Except one thing- it lies about the amount of yarn needed. I had like 25 extra yards in my skein. I left out two rows. And I still ran out of yarn about a third of the way through the edging. It hurt to have to go buy a whole other skein just for that last little bit but, luckily the store still had the same yarn in the same dye lot.

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More project details here.

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I haven't put away the patten or the needles yet. I want another one. One in a deep color- maybe with different colors for the lace panel and the edging. Ohhhh, the possibilities.

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And Anna is so dang cute modeling this one for me. I might have to knit a slightly smaller one for her by next fall. Although, she could only wear it places I'm going too. Just so I could make sure it wouldn't get left behind or dropped in a mud puddle.

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Comments

balloongal said…
Gorgeous. As usual.

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