MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, May 03, 2021

A finish

 I began this project before I had my cataract surgery in hopes that I'd be able to work on it during the hiatus period.  That didn't happen, but I did finish it over the weekend....

I was given four balls of the Bernat Velvet yarn and needed to find a project that would use it up (those balls are HUGE and take up way too much stash space).  I don't have an immediate use for a baby blanket but at least it used most of the yarn.


Another wee note re the Velvet yarn - it feels so wonderfully soft but the balls I have had a number of knots which were quite annoying.  And trying to use a pattern with much stitch definition would be frustrating.  I just used a double crochet post stitch which worked fine.

- The May issue of the 'Crazy Quilt Magazine is available now!  Lots of great eye candy, articles and inspiration, and it can be ordered HERE.  

- Have a look through the galleries of THIS fibre artist

- And THIS artist too!

Today's quote....



26 comments:

  1. Yarn knots are no fun at all. Your baby blankie is very pretty and I can imagine how soft it is. Great quote and one to remember...let those go who do not appreciate you.

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    1. Yes, yarn knots, yarn barf, and tangles are not fun, for sure. Fortunately Resident Chef has a great deal of patience with tangles and willingly takes them out for me.

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  2. That blanket looks so soft and warm. Is it baby size or bigger?

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    1. It is very soft, for sure (and baby sized)

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  3. Well if I'd read for comprehension I'd have seen it's baby size, doh!

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  4. Beautiful blanket!
    Wow Quote! I needed to read that. Thank you.

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    1. Some quotes just speak to us don't they.

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  5. Today's quote is so true--and heartwarming, too. It is strange how people go in and out of your life, isn't it? I guess to every person there is a "season", too...

    Nice work on that baby blanket--I hate it when there are knots inside of a yarn hank--somehow it feels like an affront...I once had a hand dyed hank that had so many of them I added some little ends tied on and beads to make it look like I planned it ;)))...and it has turned out to be one of my favorite shawls...
    Hugs--happy you are doing well Julierose

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    1. I think your solution to so many knots is brilliant! I probably would have taken the entire lot and chucked it.

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  6. The blanket looks so softly luscious. I like that last line of the quote.

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    1. I actually toyed with only using the last line as my quote but then I thought the whole thing was worth reading.

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  7. The velvet wool looks lovely and soft and the blanket knitted up in it is lovely. Such a pretty and pastel colour. There are amazing fibre artists out there.....and so many. I'm glad you are back in the groove of making lovely pretties.

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    1. Actually, it's crocheted - I rarely knit afghans because they take me forever. I pretty much finished another project this afternoon so I guess I'm on a roll!

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    2. Of course, your pretty blanket is crocheted. This old knitter did read that. =) What can I say....my head is addled. You certainly are on a roll, Mary Anne; making up for lost creating time.

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    3. It's sometimes hard to tell from a picture so no worries!!! Your brain is just fine!

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  8. Absolutely wonderful to see you back in the groove of things.

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    1. Thank you Joy - I love my little groove, that's for sure.

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  9. That is a very interesting quote. Very thought-provoking... Glad you posted the whole thing.

    And the baby blanket looks (and sounds) amazingly soft and welcoming for a little one. Luscious, as Lorraine above puts it. :)

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    1. I suspect the baby blanket will be too heavy for wrapping but will make a fine floor blanket...or perhaps one to throw around the baby in the car seat now that they're not allowed to wear snowsuits.

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  10. Congratulations on the finish! Looks like a soft cuddly blanket!

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    1. It is very soft - I'd actually love a blanket in 'me' size in that yarn.

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  11. The velvet yarn makes such a beautiful blanket! I agree that something like post stitches is the best option.

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    1. I think I got the idea for the post stitch from you originally - it's the best stitch for that yarn I think.

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  12. Lovely baby blanket. Lots of crochet in that one. Thanks for the art links - interesting and so talented.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the links. I have no use for the baby blanket at the moment but you never know when someone might have need of one.

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