Leap Year FO’s

I’m not sure the extra day is going to help me finish anything more this month but it was a pretty good month for FO’s around here.  Sadly, only one of them was a WIP 😦  And, one of them is a Christmas 2016 present – yea me!!  That will obviously not be shared until much later in the year.

I finished the Christmas present early in the month.  I then tackled the Vintage Giraffe hat by Melissa Kemmerer.  It popped up in the Top 20 on Ravelry one day, I think because it was being offered for a discount price.  It was perfect timing as I was not going to be able to attend a fundraiser for a friend who is fighting cancer and she loves giraffes.  I dug around my stash and found some very giraffe colors that were also soft and set about knitting it.  I’ve stopped printing patterns and read them entirely on my tablet but once I got to the colorwork I could not read it on the tablet.  I printed it out and it still did not help.  The colors in the chart were two shades of blue and it included the “knit stitch” pattern so it was impossible to tell where one stitch began and the other started.  I finally grabbed a piece of graph paper and yellow and brown pencils and did my own chart.  The finished hat turned out great and my friend loved it!

The next finished object is the Citrus Slice Dishcloth which I was able to knit in a day and I loved it!  Note, the first link on Ravely does not work I had to use the Bernat link which is a little further down on the page.  I was doing a craft swap at the Midwest Craft Con and my partner said she loved yellow and had just moved into a new house so I knit up a lemon slice dishcloth for her.  I want to knit a bunch for me (in my spare time LOL) and replace all the misshapen, poorly knit dishcloths I knit for myself when I first learned to knit so we’ll see if I get to that.

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Finally, I finished my FIFTH mermaid lapghan!!!  As usual I used Mermaid Tail Lap Blanket for Children and Teens by Angie Hartley.  I’ve linked to it numerous times in other blog posts.  And, again, I used Knit Picks Brava Worsted held double.  I think I can knit these in my sleep now.  This one is for a friend who desperately tried to the win the one I donated to COAR in October but failed so he ordered one for himself.  He requested Ohio State colors and who I am to say no to that???

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The mermaid blanket was the only WIP as I had started that right after the first of the year but it’s at least one bag out of the Land of Forgotten Projects.  I’ve got a test knit to finish up in the next couple of weeks and then it’s back to finishing those WIPs!

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