FO: Mom’s Birthday Wrap

Yesterday was my Mom’s birthday. And about two weeks ago she gave me a not to subtle hint that I should be knitting her something (thanks, Mom). The last time I asked her what she might want me to make for her next she told me a big wrap. So I went on a search for wrap patterns that would be easy for me to do in about two weeks and I wouldn’t really need to reference the pattern. I settled on Stephen West’s Smooth Move Shawl. Endless garter stitch with an easy to remember wrap and turn.
Mom’s birthday wrap
I used Berroco Vintage DK in Breezeway (the lighter teal), Miss Babs Yowza in Surprise (the variegated color in the middle) and then did stripes with the Berroco Vintage Breezeway and Miss Babs Yowza in Ghoulish, a color I used for a project for my mom before and some leftover Neighborhood Fiber Co. in Rock Creek Part for the i-cord edge. I thought it was a fun mix and my mom likes blues and greens, so I touched on all her colors in one big wrap.
Mom’s birthday wrap
I like West Knits patterns because you can typically customize them to your liking. I stopped short on this one, it could have been HUGE but decided this was a great size to go with and with my tight deadline. My Mom would not let me photograph her yesterday with her wrap on. So instead I give you Cher sharing my Mom’s blanket with her. LOL
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It’s an extra long snuggy I sewed for my Dad years ago and the fabric pools around her feet so Cher decided it was the perfect amount for them to share the blanket together yesterday. Now on to finishing my test knit and my Rainbow Tecumseh!

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Sneak Peek: Mom’s Bday Present

I put a few things aside this weekend and worked on finishing my mom’s birthday present.
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Cher and Jellybean both assisted.
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And now all that’s left are the billion stitches I have to do an i-cord bindoff.
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The goal is to finish it off tonight and block it so that by tomorrow evening it will be dry. Say a little prayer for me.

September 2018 Finished Objects

Somehow September lasted about 2 hours this year. January through August dragged by but September got away from me. But I was able to finish TWO projects this month.

What was I able to finish this month?

  • Rumo Sweater, Test Knit: I’ve been holding off on sharing my latest test knit because I was waiting for the pattern release but it has been delayed! So here’s a sneak peek of my Rumo sweater and if it doesn’t get published this week I’ll share the details next week. It’s a really awesome closet staple kind of sweater with interesting details.
  • My Rainbow Askews Me Shawl: I’ve been excited about the cooler temps coming just because I want to wear my latest rainbow.  But of course we will be in the eighties this week. It’s fine, I won’t rush the cold in.

So that’s what I was able to finish in September, what about you?