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My fastest knitting finish yet! I knit a hat for Mehul in 2 days. Started it during morning commute on Thursday and finished Friday night while returning from IKEA (carpooling with DH is a great thing!). I was home on friday so I got more time for knitting than usual, but still I'm thrilled.

That's the good bit, the slightly off bit is that it's too big for Mehul so DH is wearing it! I had done everything right, I even had done a test swatch this time. The pattern suggested this size for 18m-4 yr. There is no way this will ever fit a 3 yr old. As I said, it fits DH. Now I just have to knit another one for Mehul. This confirms my feeling that the patterns in The Knitter's Handy book are too big. I had read this in the book reviews and now it's confirmed for me. I'll be sure to switch to smaller size from now on.

I made a boo boo on my sock and now its toe needs frogging. I made the heal and it's perfect. I am getting better at my knitting skills though it's still frustrating at times :)

The Black and White stripy scarf is finished as well! Mehul loves it. I added his name to it. The above mentioned hat was made to co-ordinate with it. I just have to start it again. Maybe tonight after dinner.

Sorry for being away for a while. I just needed a break from blogging it seems. Now I'm back. Thanks for visiting :)

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Anonymous said…
Glad to see you back Shalini - I've missed your blog! Fiona

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