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More Mitered Knitting

Spring knitting. I love it when I realize that different parts of my life match!

Matching the season!

New project
I’ve been thinking about doing a post dedicated to the blogs I follow on a regular basis. But until I get around to organizing all of those web links,
Happiness is ...
I have to tell you about Susan, a crafter out on the west coast. She seems to do it all, and she’s a young mom, too. Wow. One of her areas of expertise is quilting and she’s got a new book that just came out. Susan loves the log cabin pattern and has infused this American classic with new life. Her projects have such a zesty, youthful tone and modern application. Apparently she travels in the circle of the crafty elite, too, because Kay Gardiner of Mason-Dixon Knitting did a review of her book. And then Kay designed a Knitted Crosses Blanket pattern inspired by the book’s Modern Crosses quilt.
New Project Collage
It was love at first sight. I downloaded the pattern within minutes and raced to my local yarn store for a few balls of Noro Silk Garden. One of the things I most love about this pattern is that it is easy to remember. And it’s totally portable. And perhaps top on my personal list: no body measurements required!

Proceeds from the pattern sales are going to MercyCorps for its Japan relief efforts. That feels nice, too. To think it’s possible to “knit for Japan.” I like that. You can purchase a copy of the pattern on Ravelry or on the Mason-Dixon Knitting site.

I’m having a blast with these squares. As long as I can keep Corabelle’s paws out of the knitting tote, we’ll have a blanket before too long.

Cat Knitting

Here’s my furry companion and her own pink yarn.

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  • mlegan April 3, 2011, 11:38 pm

    I bought the pattern, but haven’t started. I’ve got a bunch of Gems Sport that I think would be great in this . Yours looks nice. Except for the cat part.

  • Kinnicchick April 1, 2011, 12:19 am

    Gorgeous mitered squares. I’ve done a few via crochet and they are NEVER square enough… always pulling and unhappy. THESE are perfect. And the yarn looks scrumptious.

    • myartfullife April 2, 2011, 6:33 pm

      Thanks, Kinnicchick! Have you had success with blocking your squares?

      • Kinnicchick April 2, 2011, 11:35 pm

        Well unfortunately, I was working with acrylic so blocking didn’t do much for them. I’ll try it again some day with something more willing to listen to me when I block. 😉


        • myartfullife April 3, 2011, 11:34 am

          Oh, all of that work! Yes, if you can, work with a blockable fiber next time.

  • Fran March 30, 2011, 12:51 pm

    Beautiful, Lisa! I’m knitting a mitered-squares hat now myself. But I might hafta do the mitered-squares blanket for a newly arrived daughter of a dear friend. BTW, how do you get Corabelle to distinguish between HER yarn and YOUR yarn? 😉
    ~ Fran

    • myartfullife March 30, 2011, 4:35 pm

      Oh, I can’t wait to see your hat, Fran! As for how to keep Cora’s yarn separate from mine. … hmmm. That has been a little tricky!