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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gray and Tweed Feather and Fan

Not much of a work in progress, I grant you....but a start. Actually there's more on the needles then it appears since it's all curling up. I may need to purchase a longer needle. Think this is a 34? Oophs, just looked it says it's a 40, but I don't think it measured that when I was checking it the other day. Expected things not to be so gathered on the needles. It's a ChiaoGoo lace needle size 9. Knitted worsted weight on the needles with sorta almost a chunky in the various variegated you see. The variegated is Sirdar tweed effect chunky. It's not as chunky as some, and the gray is a Caron Wintuk...heavier then most worsted weight...so they seem almost the same. The Sirdar is a blend, but is machine washable like the gray. These skein only have just over 80 yards, and each one is a different tweed; but they all blend nicely with this shade of gray. The Sirdar Tweeds were donated, so am hopeful this with my gray will make a nice afghan.
Making a Feather and Fan Afghan to donate to ,my charity blog, Bridge and Beyond for The Homeless Families Foundation. The families are given an afghan in their welcome pack when they move from the various shelters to permanent housing. Wanted to show you a close up of my cute little lambs...gifted stitch markers. Aren't they cute!

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19 comments:

  1. I love the colours your using for this afghan. I'm a browns and reds kind of gal. I'm sure whatever family receives it will love it also. Those stitch markers are so cute. :)

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  2. All of the colors do go together, even though they are different. It will be gorgeous when it's done. :) You always do beautiful work.

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  3. Oh I just love feather and fan - something so comforting about the traditional patterns, isn't there?

    I'm a terrible one for making do with whatever needles I have around. I particularly remember making a series of bulky hats on dpns being constantly vigilante to prevent the stitches from falling off either end. It wasn't fun.

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  4. Finding thing is minding, I went out and bought this needle, because I was having trouble with my Denise interchangeables coming apart. Thought the 40 was big enough, but after I meansured it at home (after doing a couple of rows it didn't seem like it to me. But I do almost always (like 99.9% of the time use the yarn in stash vs buying to get the job done).

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  5. I love the colors in your afgahn. I can't wait to see them all worked up together.

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  6. wow lovely afghan. there is now a giveaway link on my knit blog xxx

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  7. What a nice cause to be involved in. And your stitch marker is very cute!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog -- you asked about my surgery, which I didn't go into detail about since I thought it might be TMI :-) but if you want to email me about it, feel free. I couldn't find your email info on your blog.

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  8. Thanks Jen, Vicki and del. del didn't mean to pry, just glad you're back and ok. Vicki, I'll back over.

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  9. what a wonderful charity project!!! (love the little sheep markers!!!!)

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  10. Here is the link to the pattern for the knit along!

    http://www.fiberfarm.com/wp-content/themes/thesis_18/custom/images/Sabine_Amari_r1.pdf

    I love the colors you are using in your project!

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  11. LOVE YOUR COLORS.....YOU ARE SO TALENTED......THAT IS SOME NEEDLE...
    CAN'T WAIT UNTIL YOU FINISH IT....I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT.....HAVE A NICE DAY......RIZZI

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  12. I always find it really awkward for the first few rows when it keeps curling around my needles. The colour is looks great, it's going to a gorgeous blanket!

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  13. Oh, the colors are lovely. And the tweeds will go nicely together.

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  14. Like everyone else, I love the colours. I am sure the person who receives your finished afghan will be absolutely thrilled.

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  15. Ashley thanks so much for the link, much appreciate it. Thanks all for the kind comments, and the opinions....always nice to get input.

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  16. Wonderful project as always. You seriously inspire me to want to do charity knitting.

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