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May 20, 2015 ~ Finished Objects

on May 20, 2015

Teagan’s Slippers

I finally finished a few things this week.  Some slippers and a shawl.  I made my very first tassels!

Ashlin’s Slippers

A few weeks ago, or months, I had made some slippers for Ashlin with some left-over sock yarn.  I had quite a bit of two or three different yarns after I made the socks.  A bit more than I wanted to use for the patchwork quilt I’m making with the other leftovers.  I decided to make up some slippers to use it up. A super fast, double-stranded pattern.  I quickly seamed up Ashlin’s and then started on Teagan’s, but got sidetracked with a crochet sundress and another project or two.  Teagan was eager for me to finish, she would look longingly at the flat pieces of knitting, asking every few days or so when they’d be done.

I can’t wait for her to see them tomorrow.

The other project I finished was the Christmas Shawl I made using the Baktus pattern, a pattern where you increase the row width until you use half the yarn, then you start decreasing.  Eventually you use all the yarn and have a triangle shaped shawl.  I used this project to try my first color work, alternating a red and green cotton yarn I had been gifted.

Tassels!

Working with two strands of yarn is a bit fiddly, but not too bad once you get the hang of it.

I’m glad to finally have the tassels done.  They weren’t as annoying to make as I thought.  I had avoided making them once I finished the body of the shawl, wearing it with the yarn tails hanging, unfinished.  It was the perfect colors for Christmas :D

Now, I can put it away with the other winter things.

Next up, finding the time to get Teagan to sit still long enough for me to place the straps on her crocheted sundress so I can finish that as well.

LOL.

 

 

 

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2 responses to “May 20, 2015 ~ Finished Objects

  1. Kat says:

    Busy, you are!!! At least you’re using up ‘leftovers’ and for such pretty items. Congrats I know how it feels to finish something that has been ‘hanging’…..I finally complete the scrapbook for our October 2014 trip to Santa Fe/Grand Canyon trip!!! HOOORAYYY.. Now on to the cruise book from February and our trip to Apalachicola, FL last month….

    • lisasff says:

      So busy! I’ve been trying to get my unfinished things done. I finished patching the pants Teagan ripped back when she was four for Ashlin to wear, now that she’s four. LOL. AND I need to finish that quilt. And the photo books. And the baby books. And the school memory books. And the art books. Gah. I don’t like thinking of it.

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