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Wednesday, May 11, 2005


You spin me right round baby! I've hopped on the pinwheel baby blanket bandwagon and here's my progress. This is my first official knitalong and I was so psyched I pinwheeled all through the two-hour season finale of the Amazing Race (you go, Uchenna and Joyce!). Here's a peak at my progress (I've got about 240 stitches on ye olde needles just now). I love the rosy color, and while early results looked more raspberry beret, I think it will end up rosebud. I'm planning a green cottony crocheted border that I hope will add to the whole flower effect (without getting too Anne Geddes).


Started: May 9.
Yarn: Schoeller Esslinger Merino Soft from my good friends at Elann.
Needles: 6 (for a soft, loose gauge, for speedier knitting, and because I have three sets of size 6 circulars and only one set of size 5)
Pattern: Free pinwheel pattern. I'm adding a purl ridge about every 10 rows (when the stitches between the yos are multiples of 5 [see, I really can do math!])
Border: I'm thinking something crocheted and something green.
Gauge: About 6 stitches per inch
Recipient: My little niece, due for arrival in July.


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