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6.21.2009

FO: Log


Pattern: Woodins (Log)
For: Baylie
Yarn: 194 yds Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers in Chocolate Heather (outside), 135 yds Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers in Vinci(lining), 5 yds Mountain Colors 4/8's Wool in Olive (leaves)
Needles: US 7 Knit Picks Options
Timeline: started 05.01.2009; finished 05.21.2009

When I first started this, I was sort of aggravated that I had to make up my own bark pattern as I went. (I was feeling lazy and just wanted to follow something so that I didn't have to think.) However, I absolutely adore it. It knit up pretty fast and the end product is completely adorable. I felted it very, very lightly in the washer (to preserve the aforementioned bark pattern) and then tossed it in the dryer for a little while, just so that it wasn't sopping wet. Then, I stuffed it with a bit of an old pillow, sewed it up, and added the leaves (which I had felted by hand). I definitely need to make some cute little things to live inside of it, though.

6.07.2009

FO: Birthday Cowl


Pattern: Birthday Cowl
For: me
Inspired by: Tasha
Yarn: 164 yds Malabrigo Worsted in Tuareg
Needles: US 7s (for first 7.5", 7s for the rest, 8s for bind-off (Knit Picks Options)
Timeline: started 05.22.2009; finished 05.29.2009

It's a cowl. What's not to love? I knit this a bit longer, and changed to smaller needles toward the top, but otherwise followed the pattern as written.