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Butterick: Lisette B6244

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I am still sewing down my stash (with a new purchase here and there, of course!), and I found this VERY open  weave tweed-like fabric in my fabric cupboard.  I do know that this has been  in my fabric stash for many years:  I can't remember where I bought it. It may have been off the red tag clearance tables at Joann's, but that purchase was made a l.o.n.g. time ago. Is it home dec fabric? Not sure, the weave is so open. But the fabric is drapey, and my sewing buddy Karen suggested that I use it in a  waterfall-type jacket. 
Butterick 6244 is a Lisette pattern from a while back, but it is still available on  the Butterick website.



Log Cabin blanket KAL (2013!)

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Take a look at this little bit of lovely! Rooting around in my knitting closet for some stash yarn, I found this unfinished  knit blanket. For several years I knit with a fun group of ladies at a local yarn shop  called Sweet Pea's (now closed), and each year we would do a block-of-the-month knitted blanket. This log cabin from 2013(!) is more like a strip-of-the-month, but you get the idea.

Two color ways were offered, if I remember correctly, pastel colors as  well as the more autumnal jewel tones pictured above.  Kits were made up using  Berroco Vintage worsted yarn, and each week we would  be given the yarn and the next set of instructions. As you can see, each strip has a different stitch pattern.  It was a fun way to try new textures, which I loved. Knit on larger needles (10 1/2?), it is very drapey and cozy. And washable, which is key for a blanket, in my opinion.

You might be wondering why this project sat it time out so long? Well, I had approximately 36 inches or so of…

Nightshift Shawl

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I have a finished project, and it's for me!
The  Nightshift Shawl by Andrea Mowry was a fun, quick knit.  I purchased a kit from Diane, who owns  Dye Lots Studios on Etsy, and her hand dyed worsted was a dream to knit with. 
After washing with SOAK and  blocking out this shawl is so soft!
It is more blanket-like than scarf-like, but one I  will wear a lot with our cold Michigan winters.