My Calla Cami; Finally

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I finally finished up the Calla Cami. The only reason it took so long was that it hibernated for a good long, long while. Once I got working on it again, things went smoothly. I love the stitch pattern. I ended up doing an additional set of the 20 row repeat because I wasn’t at the specified length as indicated by the pattern. That modification worked out perfectly, and now I just need to find the right camisole to wear underneath and a sunny warm day to bust it out! While it is sunny today, it is also snowing…nothing like springtime in Colorado.callacami4

16/52

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This was one of those weeks. You the know, the ones filled with kid faces hitting hard surfaces, shoes being ripped to shreds as laces get tangled in spin bike pedals, forgetting that box tops on the roof rack keep you from fitting into the garage, ear infections, allergic reaction to antibiotics…you get the gist. But, it ended nicely with an afternoon spent on the deck, the kids playing and the hints of summer in the air.

“our family, once a week, every week, in 2013.”

PART OF THE 52 PORTRAIT SERIES : STARTED BY CHE & FIDEL

15/52 {a little late}

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So, this past week I was away from the kids and visiting my family in Virginia, celebrating my sister’s growing belly and throwing her a baby shower. As such, my portrait for week 15 is of my sister her husband and her growing family. More shower photos to come, especially the maternity portraits and pictures of the handmade goodies.

“our family, once a week, every week, in 2013.”

PART OF THE 52 PORTRAIT SERIES : STARTED BY CHE & FIDEL

Off my needles: Määrä

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I am so glad I decided to make the Määrä with the variegated yarn I was gifted by my Mom. It is this yarn in the Mesa colorway. The simplicity of the shawl shows off the color beautifully. Despite being simple, there is a little hint of fun with the ruffle edge and picot bind off, and I just love it. I have worn it a lot since it came off the needles, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

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I did read in another person’s project notes they left the top edge on scrap yarn instead of binding off, and then picking up the stitches to do the picot edge as per the pattern. I had planned to do that, but when the time came I was out of the house, and didn’t have scrap yarn. I am not a fan of the whole picking up stitches thing, so in hind sight, it would have been better to just be patient, get the scrap yarn and go down that route.

14/52

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It’s getting warmer, and T thinks its fun to run around without his shirt on. His sister wanted to join in on the fun, but I overheard him promptly telling her girls couldn’t run around without their shirts. After sometime I went to see what they were up to and found them like this…dancing in the backyard. They obviously came up with a solution, my latest finished knitting project was tied around her as a wrap…apparently her brother’s doing.

“our family, once a week, every week, in 2013.”

PART OF THE 52 PORTRAIT SERIES : STARTED BY CHE & FIDEL