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A Trio of Stars- Completed

Well, I’ve managed to cross something off of my knitting list!  But…it was promptly replaced by a larger project, so I haven’t actually accomplished much. :/ 

The project I alluded to in my last post is a baby sweater for my brother and sister-in-law.  Since it’s “official” (as in, it’s been announced on Facebook…lol), I am no longer sworn to secrecy.  Anywho, a sweater is certainly an expected gift from their crafty sister.  I always look forward to knitting little baby things, anyway.  I’m thinking a kimono-type pattern would suit my rather nerdy (and proud of it) brother.  He’s kinda into Japanese stuff so it seems fitting. 

Okay.  Now onto the actual reason for this post!

I finished sewing the stars up a couple of days ago and I’m here to share some photos and pattern comments.

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The Trio

The pattern was incredibly easy. I had it memorized by the time I finished the first half of a star.  That made making the rest of them pretty fast since I didn’t have to keep checking the pattern.  Even now, days later, I can still remember it.

I chose to knit them in the round with size 1 dpns.  Since you start with only 5 stitches, be prepared for the first couple of rounds to be a tad fiddly.  It’s okay.  It gets easier.

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Sewing it together.

I decided to whip stitch the two sides together, grabbing the outside “leg” of the edge stitches. I’m hoping my rather sad cell phone pictures helps you make sense of it. It’s kinda hard to tell since the yarn is dark and variegated.

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I really enjoyed stitching these up. It was a welcomed break from the blanket and I love making gifts for people. This project was a nice freebie since I used leftover sock yarn.

You can get all the details on my Ravelry page here.

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It’s A….

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Girl! 

Now to figure out what pretty, girly sweater to knit Hannah’s future little sister. :)

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A Trio of Stars

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Okay, so it’s not a trio yet.  It’s more like one star still in pieces and blocking.  BUT I have the second star on my dpns as I speak. :)

I decided to take a quick break from the zig zag blanket and try to get something crossed off my crafting list.  Unfortunately, I just found out I’ll have to add another project to that list, but I’m not allowed to specify what that is at the moment… Either way, it’ll feel good to draw a line through something.

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Crafting Goals

Oh my heavens.  I have been woefully lax in my crafting.  This is possibly due to the fact that I get very bored when knitting blankets.  I’m guessing I’m about a third of the way done, though, so yay for that. 

When I need to accomplish things, one of the best ways to motivate myself is to make a list.  So I’ll type a list here of projects I’d like to finish before September.  According to my doctors, there’s a good chance I’ll end up on some sort of bedrest again with this new Little One and he/she may not stay in full term, so my deadline has to be September and not October. :/

Crafting Goals

*Zig Zag Blanket (duh)

*Sweater for Little One (0-3 mo)

*Hat for Little One

*Christmas Stocking

*Embroider the two Stockings I already finished (and never blogged about)

*Knit a coat extender/hood for babywearing Little One this winter

*Knit star ornament for my FB “Creative Pay it Forward” (needs to be completed in 2013)

I really need to get a move on!  Here’s hoping this list motivates me…

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