Sunday, February 5, 2017

Who Says

that you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Yesterday, I learned this new cast on:

It took me several tries, and when I finally got it, I was still as clumsy as I was the first time. It involves Magic Loop techniques, which I also had to learn a little of, but I did it, and now I have this:

which is the beginning of a pinwheel blanket using up at least some of my sock yarn leftovers.

Ah, yes.  Peterson's book.  We had a Cooper's hawk at our pond yesterday.
Don't eat our fish!!!

Baxter promises not to touch any of this yarn or my blanket or my knitting needles so that I can leave this project out and pick it up for a few stitches or rounds when I feel like it. No completion date on the horizon.  

This old dog rocks the circular cast on!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Four Blankets Finished

This is my fourth blanket, and the last blanket for a long time.  Phew... I need smaller projects now.

It is Lion Brand's Sutter's Mill Throw, made from Cascade Yarn's Lana Grande and it is MINE!  The last three blankets have been gifts, and actually, I guess I can consider this to be a gift as well, a gift for MEEEE.

It is soft and warm and just needs to be blocked.