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Rising from the ashes of a crash and burn....

Like the title? I am feeling dramatic today.

Well, it took twelve days but I did, eventually, accept two things. I was never going to finish the Olympic Liesl in time for the closing ceremonies, and Sea Foam, while very pretty, is not my color. So here is what I did. I ordered a Liesl's worth of Comfy Bulky in Planetarium, (a very me blue, only recently available), ripped out the doomed Liesl, and cast on a baby blanket for a friend who is expecting.

I usually crochet my baby blankets but am doing something a little different this time. One of my favorite shawls is the Silk Swirl Shawl by Joan Schroader. All I am doing here is following that pattern but with a bulky, rather than lace wt., yarn. I am still undecided re: the edging (a simple ruffle perhaps?). It is going really fast, looks nice and feels divine. As this is for a summer baby in Florida, cotton is the order of the day.

Remember the Tina inspired notions bags? They are working out so well for me that I am putting together a fifth one. This one is on a bigger scale. It will have all the same things as my portable ones but with way more stitch markers (the plain white plastic ones), a calculator, full size notepad, cable needles, etc. The idea is that it will have everything I need to begin a new project, end a finished item, and/or plot a future one. I am thinking that a small sewing box would be nice; something that I can move from room to room and leave on a bookshelf in my office when I am not using it.

Stay warm.

Lisa C.

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Comment by Lisa C. on March 1, 2010 at 5:56am
You guys as so sweet :-)
Comment by kyletarvin on March 1, 2010 at 4:44am
You're not're just a Phoenix! I love the idea of turning a silk shawl into a baby blanket. Way to express your creativity.
Comment by cherylbwaters on February 28, 2010 at 11:47pm
I think that is really going to look nice. Can't wait to see how it progresses. ♥c
Comment by KnitterGirl39 on February 28, 2010 at 6:44pm
Love the color and how it looks so far - please post a pic when your done with it so we can see what type of edging you decide to do. :)
Comment by Peggy Stuart on February 28, 2010 at 5:20pm
What a pretty color! Summer in Florida sounds like air conditioning to me, but baby will still need warm clothes, and cotton and cotton blends are good. DD will be taking her new baby girl to Texas in July, so she'll need warm baby things, too, and a shawl to wrap up in! What fun! --P
Comment by PickleSue on February 28, 2010 at 3:10pm
I love that color Planetarium. Really pretty for a shawl. For an edging- you could look at my Radiating Star Blanket- There is a picture of the chart I used for edging. Made it up myself, so no copyright. :) I'd love to know if you try it!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 28, 2010 at 2:41pm
I think the baby blanket will be beautiful! --S

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