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For a little girl

Catch-up time today with three little finished projects!

First, the girl blanket I mentioned last time I posted. I’d been a litte concerned about how it was laying as the giant granny square grew. It was developing a slight ruffle, probably due to my using a hook slightly smaller than recommended for this on-the-heavy-side-of-worsted yarn. But I loved the way the colors were lining up, so I kept going anyway.

And in the end, that ruffling was a lemonade-from-lemons kind of thing. I figured rather than try to fight it, I’d run with it by adding a contrasting round and then a complementary border, the wave. I love how it turned out. This blanket is most definitely ruffly in character now!

I don’t have a recipient in mind and have decided it’ll go in the next charity bag. I like the idea of some little girl somewhere wrapping up in it and having something to smile about.

The other two new finished projects are dishcloths. There’s a classic knit cloth in a wild-shaded variegated yarn,

and another cloth in an interesting yet simple crochet pattern and calmer color combination: I read a craft blogger recently who referred to small projects between bigger ones as “palate cleansers.” Yep, that’s precisely what these dishcloths were.

With these three small successes, I might actually have worked myself up to finishing something bigger, a soft cream-colored simple cardigan I’d really like to be wearing right now if only I’d completed it *cough* years ago when I started it. Tempting! More on that to come!

Aside: Stacking these three yarns together does crazy things to my camera’s ability to auto-white balance!

What’s in your project lineup right now? Share your plans, and then pop over to Nicole’s and Ginny’s for more craft stories and photos!

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