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“F” is for Frost Flower

I have finally finished the next entry for my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge!

The Frost Flower lace pattern is one I have wanted to try for many years but was rather intimidated by the idea of a 24 row pattern in which every single row includes pattern stitches, no nice easy purl rows in between to provide a break!  But, here it is at last, my “F” is for Frost Flower scarf!

Frost Flower Scarf

As an added bonus, completing this project also allows me to cross off another of my 2017 goals, #8 – Tackle a more complex lace pattern that I have never tried before. I do however, plan on adding a part B to this goal as I have decided to give myself the challenge of trying to design my own original lace pattern!!

I added a beaded edge to each end of my scarf to provide a little extra glitter and the yarn I chose has a lovely metallic thread throughout.

For this project, I used Lion Brands “Shawl in a Ball”, Metallic Moonstone which I purchased from YarnCanada.ca (love this online store!)

This is a yarn I would definitely recommend. I have used yarns before which include a metallic thread running through them, and I have previously found that they split, gather or tear. This yarn did none of these and was lovely to work with. I was very happy with the progression of colours throughout the ball and yardage is amazing, 518 yards per ball!! I completed my looong scarf and still have at least 1/3 of the ball left over for another awesome project!

I will be making my Frost Flower Scarf pattern available for sale in the next few days.

Now it’s time to start planning for “H” is for Hat. For those of you who missed it, I went a little out of order and have already completed “G” is for Granny. I have chosen two shades of Lion Brand’s Landscapes yarn, a solid colour and a self striping, for my hat and will be designing a mosaic motif!  Can’t wait to get started 🙂

 

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“A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge – D is for Daffodil!

Here’s the next item from my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge, D is for Daffodil!

I have attached a brooch finding to the top of the stem so it can be worn as a pin.  I still need to finish up the details in the printed pattern, but once complete, I will be selling the pattern in my Ravelry store and donating all proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Before next year’s Daffodil campaign, I hope to make a whole bunch of these as brooches to sell for the charity!

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“A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge – B is for Bracelet – REVISITED

So, I posted earlier today that I had finished my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge – B is for Bracelet, but when I took some time to think about it, I realized that I had stepped away from my original idea of what I wanted to create and I think I sort of cheated at my own challenge!

What I created isn’t really bracelet, more of a cuff or a wrist warmer which was not the idea at all!  I got caught up in the idea of doing something quickly, and although I do actually like the finished item, it is not even vaguely what I had in mind.  Here is my second attempt, this is more like it!!

Now I can move on to the next step of the challenge with a clear conscience and with a little note to myself to take my time and stay true to my ideals!