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11 August 2020

FINISHED!

Well in spite of and despite my wandering brain (and hands!) I've managed to finish it at last!!!  There's something really relaxing about this design which appeals to my little mind.  

This is where I learned this technique from and thanks to this I've now made three of the blankets and have little yarn left.  Now, of course, this means I have a GOOD EXCUSE to buy more yarn!!!!  Who doesn't need that?  These will go to a care home when they've been washed and dried.  Actually, as I type, they're having a whirl in the machine!!!!

One thing I would add to the knitting squirrel's design is to firmly remind the person who starts a blanket to mark  the first square!!  I didn't on the first blanket and it caused a lot of grief!!!  I think I'm now an expert at this type of blanket!!!

Oh, the blanket is square - I promise.  I was trying desperately to not get my shadow in the picture!!!!

10 comments:

God's Kid said...

Looks great!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Beautiful! Every time you post a picture showing these squares, I start thinking about knitting some... and then I get distracted!

Tim Kaylor said...

I have to get out my needles again. If I ever catch up on the tatting UFOs. Great job! (I'm still thinking of giving continental knitting another try.)

Jane Eborall said...

Don’t just ‘think’, Diane, get those needles out and give it a whirl!!!
Tim, continental knitting is really easy but takes time to get up speed like when you’re learning to tat!!! I’ll send you links when/if you getroundtoit!!!!

Jane McLellan said...

So bright and cheerful, love it.

Anonymous said...

I have finally picked up continental knitting with ease after many lengthy trials and errors. Thanks for sharing the link. Love you!����

Jane Eborall said...

Well done, Anonymous. It's a real effort but so worth it. I have to get in the right mindset again for the purl but after a while it gets back in the memory bank again!!!

Anonymous said...

True. Gave up on continental knitting initially because of the purl too- simply couldn't get my fore-finger moving at the right direction.😅😅

Jane Eborall said...

Interesting you had the same problems too. I think I need more practice with it still. I've a pair of gloves brewing in my head at the moment so that'll give me plenty of practice on the wrist ribbing!!!

Anonymous said...

Wish you every success with the continental purl - get that stubborn finger of yours moving now!!😂😂

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