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Knitted Necktie

Did you know that you can possibly KNIT a necktie? I didn’t know either till one of my colleagues requested for one. It was the most fun project, it does feel a little endless after 50 inches. The last three inches. But the end result is worth it.

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I used fingering weight yarn for this. And here is the link to the free pattern by LionBrand. It is pretty straight forward and since there are not a lot of stitches to work, it works up quickly.

Materials:

Knitpicks stroll fingering in sapphire heather.

US 1 knitting needles.

Finished dimensions about 54 inches blocked.

I was also trying my hand at calligraphy after almost 15 years. I am loving it and can’t get enough of it.

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Crochet solid squares blanket No.2

Here is the third blanket in monochrome series.

This is a quick crochet pattern. For this I used white and three shades of grey. I took this project with me while I was traveling and it was so convenient because you can join the squares later. I made the little squares with the first three rounds and joined them while doing the fourth round.

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The most interesting part of this project is I used Random granny square generator (which I highly recommend for such projects). Here is a snapshot of what mine looked like.

So I really followed this arrangement mainly because I am not that good with random.

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I have used this pattern before using neon colors. This time I used joining as you go instead of the continuous-join-as-you-go (CJAYG) that  I have used before.

The CJAYG uses the same yarn color to join all squares while the JAYG method you join the squares as you make them in their last rounds.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft, white, grey heather, charcoal heather and black.

Finished dimensions :32X39”

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I loved making this Custom blanket. Now onto the last one of the series.

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Knitted chevron blanket no. 6

As I talked about in my last blog post, My latest custom order is monochrome blanket but a all the different patterns possible. It is so wonderful to work on.

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I have made this blanket in a number of colors before (neutrals, pink and teal)  and love this pattern which is super easy and fast to work on.

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Colors: Caron simply soft yarn,

White, grey heather, charcoal heather, and black.

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Since I have been out for a while, I have been working on my 3rd of four monochrome blanket set. It is coming up soon. :)

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Sunburst Hexagon Blanket No. 3

Hello people,

Here is  my latest custom order sunburst Hexagon Granny Blanket that is in monochrome.

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I have made this pattern two times before. In blues and browns, and in multiple colors. This is where you can find the pattern and here you can find the joining tutorial.

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This custom order is one of four blankets in this color scheme. I love these colors together.

Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn, White, grey heather, charcoal heather, and black.

Finished Dimensions: 32X39”

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In the mean time, I have been busy going to a local fiber festival and bought some yarn to pet and adore.

And guess what today is, It is my three-year blogging anniversary!!! I can’t believe it has been three beautiful years. I could not do this without the support of my family, friends and all of you for the motivation, beautiful inspiring comments that keeps me going. Thank you so much for you support!

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May Wreath


In between blanket projects I was working on this cute little spring wreath. I have a wreath for the holidays and a winter wreath. I really wanted to change the tone to spring. I didn’t want to start a super big project just after having spent a lot of time on the winter wreath. So I bought a small wreath backbone from Michaels (for less than $3.00), pearl pins and crocheted in bright colors to represent spring. Adding the flowers really completed it. I think I’ll eventually add more flowers and birds to this to give it a fuller look.

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The pattern for this wreath is available for free from the lovely attic 24. Lucy, from attic24, also has great tutorials for the flowers and leaves. You can spend hours looking at her site. So pretty and colorful work.

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Hope you are also having a lovely colorful and bright weekend. Happy crocheting!