Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Needlework Tuesday - Mystery Solved and other projects

Needlework Tuesday is an occasional post detailing my needlework and/or crafting projects.

After 6 weeks of knitting, my Joji Mystery Wrap is complete! I'm so happy with how it turned out, so you'll have to bear with me while I show it off:

If you have access to, I encourage you to head over there and see all of the gorgeous completed renditions of this piece.  Thanks, Joji for creating this pattern and for leading this mystery KAL.  It was my first and I had so much fun.

Now that it's done, I'm working on two projects from Stephen West and Westknits.

The first is one you've seen before. It's called Banaue Breeze. Mine is tentatively called "Prairie Harvest Wind", but I'm still not sold on that name. As for the piece, I had made half of it before and discovered that it wasn't the right size, so I started again from scratch. The last time I came across some things I hadn't done before (provisional stitches) and stumbled a number of times on it. This time, though, it's all old hat and is going much better.

The other project is Garter Squish blanket. It's the simplest pattern, using only garter stitch, and features a wonderful i-cord edge.  It calls for two strands of worsted weight yarn to be held together on 10mm needles.  It's quite the stash buster using over 3200 yards of yarn. I'm sure it's would be awesome in a superwash wool or something equally luxurious, but I'm using lots of inexpensive acrylic worsted weight yarn that I've accumulated over the years. Some of it is labelled "Baycrest" (yep, as in Hudson's Bay) and has been sitting for 30+ years. There's also some newer stuff, too. Mostly that big ball stuff you see on the end of aisles in the big box stores. You know the stuff that screams "BUY ME" when you or another unsuspecting knitter walks buy. Anyway, I'm really tired of storing it, so this pattern is a great way to use up a good chunk of it. Here's what I have so far:

The piece is folded in half and the cellphone in the corner is there for reference.

This week I'm going to be continuing with both projects from Westknits and possibly start another summer top.

Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts.    If you'd done any crafting this week that you'd like to share with others, please head over to Heather's blog and use the Mr. Linky to link up your post, so others can enjoy your creations.


  1. Oh, wow, that stole is awesome. Perfect for a cool evening, or over a jacket in the fall. I love the colours, so bright and cheery. You have a right to be proud. Flaunt it!
    I am intrigued by Steven West's designs. I have only done one so far, but I keep thinking I should try another.

  2. Love your mystery shawl. The colours are wonderful. That blanket looks like it will be snuggly warm. You have me wanting to finish my current knitting projects so I can start on a new one.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday


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