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Group efforts

I can't believe I've yet to share this project; it was finished a couple of months ago. It's a blanket, for my little one, knit by her mom, aunties and grannies. Each knitter started with a ball of yarn & the same size needles; they cast on the same number of stitches and knit in garter stitch. The finished strips really show the difference in each knitters' tension.

The blanket is now keeping a very small human cosy warm. There's something really satisfying knowing that 3 lapsed knitters picked up the needles again for this project. Even better to know that my tiny baby is wrapped in a woollen hug made by the women in her family.

Finished baby knits

I've been working my way through a pile of almost-finished baby cardigans & have made progress! Some of these projects have been languishing for years, literally, so it feels good to have completed them finally.
Pattern; Angle by Tora Froseth Yarn; Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 ply (blue & orange) and Schoppel Wolle Admiral Ombre (barely visible yellow).  Button from This is Knit This one has been months in the making - I made a few errors & had to rip sections due to simply not paying attention to the pattern. I may have fudged it a bit in the end but am happy enough with the finished result. I would make this again, but actually pay attention!! 
Pattern; Classic Cardigan by Debbie Bliss
Yarn - Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Button from stash - I suspect from Studio 54 in Blackrock I cast this on probably about 2 years ago & it has been languishing for want of a lot of sewing in ends. The pattern is unnecessarily complicated - it has you knit the front & back sections sep…